Register December 2015 No. 720
Chapter SPS 382
DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, SUPERVISION, MAINTENANCE
AND INSPECTION OF PLUMBING
Subchapter I — Intent and Basic Requirements
Basic plumbing principles.
Subchapter II — Administration and Enforcement
Plan review and cross connection control assembly registration.
Testing and inspection.
Maintenance and repairs.
Subchapter III — Drain and Vent Systems
Sanitary drain systems.
Vents and venting systems.
Traps and direct fixture connections.
Indirect and local waste piping.
Wastewater treatment and holding devices.
Stormwater and clearwater plumbing systems.
Stormwater and clearwater subsurface infiltration plumbing systems.
Sanitation facilities and campgrounds.
Subchapter IV — Water Supply Systems
Water supply systems.
Cross connection control.
Subchapter V — Special Plumbing Installations
Health care and related facilities.
Manufactured homes and manufactured home communities.
Subchapter VI — Installation
Pipe hangers and supports.
Subchapter VII — Plumbing Treatment Standards
Plumbing treatment standards.
Ch. SPS 382 Note
Sections ILHR 82.01 to 82.25, 82.15 and 82.17 to 82.25 as they existed on February 28, 1985 were repealed and new sections ILHR 82.01 to 82.36 and 82.51 and 82.60 were created effective March 1, 1985.
Chapter ILHR 82 was renumbered chapter Comm 82 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats. and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, February, 1997, No. 494
. Chapter Comm 82 was renumbered chapter SPS 382 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672
The provisions of this chapter apply uniformly to the design, construction, installation, supervision, maintenance and inspection of plumbing, including but not limited to sanitary and storm drainage, water supplies, wastewater treatment, and dispersal or discharge for buildings, except for POWTS systems as regulated by ch. SPS 383
Pursuant to s. 145.02
, Stats., the purpose of this chapter is to provide that all plumbing in connection with buildings and facilities in the state, including buildings owned by the state or any political subdivision thereof, shall be safe, sanitary and such as to safeguard the public health and the waters of the state.
SPS 382.015 History
History: CR 02-002
: cr. Register April 2003 No. 568
, eff. 5-1-03.
The provisions of this chapter are not retroactive, unless specifically stated otherwise in the rule.
Pursuant to s. 145.13
, Stats., this chapter is uniform in application and a municipality may not enact an ordinance for the design, construction, installation, supervision, maintenance and inspection of plumbing which is more stringent than this chapter, except as specifically permitted by rule.
A department interpretation of the requirements in this chapter shall supersede any differing interpretation by a lower level jurisdiction. A department decision on the application of the requirements in this chapter shall supersede any differing decision by a lower level jurisdiction.
SPS 382.03 Note
A decision of the department may be appealed. Section 101.02 (6) (e)
, Stats., outlines the procedure for submitting requests to the department for appeal hearings and the department procedures for hearing appeals.
SPS 382.03 History
Cr. Register, February, 1985, No. 350
, eff. 3-1-85; CR 02-002
: renum. to be (1), cr. (2) Register April 2003 No. 568
, eff. 5-1-03; CR 07-100
: cr. (3) Register September 2008 No. 633
, eff. 10-1-08.
Basic plumbing principles.
This chapter is founded upon basic principles of environmental sanitation and safety through properly designed, installed and maintained plumbing systems. Some of the details of plumbing construction may vary, but the basic sanitary and safety principles desirable and necessary to protect the health of people are the same. As interpretations may be required and as unforeseen situations arise which are not specifically addressed, the following intent statements and basic requirements shall be used to evaluate equivalency where applicable:
Plumbing in connection with all buildings, public and private, intended for human occupancy, shall be installed and maintained in such a manner so as to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public or occupants and the waters of the state.
Plumbing fixtures, appliances and appurtenances, whether existing or to be installed, shall be supplied with water in sufficient volume and at pressures adequate to enable the fixtures, appliances and appurtenances to function properly and efficiently at all times and without undue noise under normal conditions of use. Plumbing systems shall be designed and adjusted to use the minimum quantity of water consistent with proper performance and cleaning.
Devices for heating and storing water in pressure vessels or tanks shall be so designed and installed as to prevent dangers of explosion or overheating.
Drain systems shall be designed, constructed and maintained so as to conduct the wastewater or sewage efficiently and shall have adequate cleanouts.
The drain systems shall be so designed as to provide an adequate circulation of air in all pipes and no danger of siphonage, aspiration or forcing of trap seals under conditions of ordinary use.
A plumbing system shall be of durable material, free from defective workmanship, and designed and constructed so as to provide satisfactory service for its reasonable expected life.
Proper protection shall be provided to prevent contamination of food, water, sterile goods and similar materials by backflow of wastewater.
All plumbing fixtures shall be installed so as to provide adequate spacing and accessibility for the intended use and cleaning.
Every building intended for human occupancy shall be provided with an adequate, safe and potable water supply.
To fulfill the basic needs of sanitation and personal hygiene, each dwelling connected to a POWTS or public sewer shall be provided with at least the following plumbing fixtures: one water closet, one wash basin, one kitchen sink and one bathtub or shower, except a system or device recognized under ch. SPS 391
may be substituted for the water closet. All other structures for human occupancy shall be equipped with sanitary facilities in sufficient numbers as specified in chs. SPS 361