SPS 382.20(12)(a)2.b. b. Compliance with the intent of chs. SPS 382 and 384, or ch. 145, Stats.
SPS 382.20(12)(a)3. 3. Pursuant to s. SPS 302.07 (3), the department shall review and make a determination on an application for an alternate plumbing system within 3 months. Approval for an alternate plumbing system shall be issued by the department in writing.
SPS 382.20(12)(a)4. 4. The department may include specific conditions in issuing an approval for an alternate plumbing system, including an expiration date for the approval. A violation of any of the conditions under which an approval is issued shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
SPS 382.20(12)(a)5. 5. If upon review the department determines that an alternate plumbing system does not comply with the intent of chs. SPS 382 and 384, or ch. 145, Stats., the request for approval shall be denied in writing.
SPS 382.20(12)(b) (b) Experimental plumbing systems. The department may issue an approval of an experimental plumbing system for the purpose of proving compliance with the intent of chs. SPS 382 and 384 and ch. 145, Stats.
SPS 382.20(12)(b)1. 1. For an experimental plumbing system, a separate approval shall be obtained for each system or project to be installed for the purpose of proving compliance with the intent of chs. SPS 382 and 384 and ch. 145, Stats. Approval for an experimental plumbing system shall be issued by the department in writing.
SPS 382.20(12)(b)2. 2. The department may require the submission of additional information deemed necessary for determining that the design meets the intent of chs. SPS 382 and 384 and ch. 145, Stats.
SPS 382.20(12)(b)3. 3. Pursuant to s. SPS 302.07 (3), the department shall review and make a determination on an application for an experimental plumbing system within 6 months.
SPS 382.20(12)(b)4. 4. The department may include specific conditions in issuing an approval for an experimental plumbing system, including an expiration date for the approval. A violation of any of the conditions under which an approval is issued shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
SPS 382.20(12)(b)5. 5. Denial of an experimental plumbing system or project by the department shall be made in writing.
SPS 382.20(12)(b)6. 6. The department may establish parameters to limit the number of applications for review it will accept for experimental plumbing systems.
SPS 382.20(12)(c) (c) Modification. If an approved alternate or experimental plumbing system is modified or additional assertions of function or performance are made, the approval shall be void, unless the system is resubmitted to the department for review and approval is granted.
SPS 382.20(12)(d) (d) Revocation of approval. The department may revoke an approval issued under this section for any false statements or misrepresentations of facts or data on which the approval was based, or as a result of system failure.
SPS 382.20(12)(e) (e) Limitations. An approval issued by the department for an alternate or experimental plumbing system may not be construed as an assumption of any responsibility for defects in design, construction or performance of any system nor for any damages that may result.
SPS 382.20(12)(f) (f) Fees. Fees for the review of an alternate or experimental plumbing system under this section and any onsite inspections shall be submitted in accordance with ch. SPS 302.
SPS 382.20(13) (13)Cross connection control registration.
SPS 382.20(13)(a)(a) Registration, as specified in sub. (1) (c), shall be submitted in a format acceptable to the department.
SPS 382.20 Note Note: The Department forms required in this chapter are available from the Division of Industry Services at P.O. Box 7162, Madison, WI 53707-7162; or at telephone (608) 266-2112 or (877) 617-1565 or 711 (Telecommunications Relay); or at the Division's Web site at http://dsps.wi.gov/programs/industry-services.
SPS 382.20(13)(b) (b) The form for registering cross connection control devices and assemblies with the department shall include at least all of the following information:
SPS 382.20(13)(b)1. 1. The building or facility name and address where the device or assembly is or will be installed.
SPS 382.20(13)(b)2. 2. The location of the cross connection control device or assembly within the building or facility.
SPS 382.20(13)(b)3. 3. A description of the cross connection control device or assembly including the size, model number, serial number and manufacturer.
SPS 382.20(13)(b)4. 4. The name of the owner or owner's agent submitting the registration form and contact information.
SPS 382.20(13)(c) (c) Each registration form submitted shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee in accordance with s. SPS 302.645.
SPS 382.20(13)(d) (d) Upon receipt of a completed registration form, the department shall issue written confirmation of registration including a department assigned identification number for each cross connection control device or assembly.
SPS 382.20(13)(e) (e) Upon permanent removal or replacement of any reduced pressure principle backflow preventer, reduced pressure fire protection principle backflow preventer, spill resistant vacuum breaker, reduced pressure detector fire protection backflow prevention assembly, or pressure vacuum breaker, the owner shall notify the department in writing using a format acceptable to the department.
SPS 382.20(14) (14)Penalties. Penalties for violations of this chapter shall be assessed in accordance with s. 145.12, Stats.
SPS 382.20 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1985, No. 350, eff. 3-1-85; am. (1) (intro.), r. and recr. Tables 82.20-1 and 82.20-2, r. (5), renum. (6) to (12) to be (5) to (11), cr. (5) (intro.) and (12), Register, May, 1988, No. 389, eff. 6-1-88; correction in (1) (b) 1. made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, May, 1988, No. 389; am. (4) (c) 2. intro. and 4. a. and b., Register, February, 1991, No. 422, eff. 3-1-91; am. (4) (c) 3.a., Register, August, 1991, No. 428, eff. 9-1-91; am. (1) (intro.), (a), (4) (a) to (c) 1., (5) (a), (b) and Tables 82.20-1 and 82.20-2, renum. (4) (d) and (e) to be (4) (d) 1. a. and b. and am. (4) (d) 1. a., cr. (4) (d) 2., Register, February, 1994, No. 458, eff. 3-1-94; correction in (7) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, February, 1994, No. 458; corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, October, 1996, No. 490; am. Tables 82.20-1, 2, (1) (b) 2., Register, February, 1997, No. 494, eff. 3-1-97; correction in (13) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, February, 2000, No. 530; am. Tables 82.20-1 and 82.20-2, r. (4) (b), Register, July, 2000, No. 535, eff. 9-1-00; cr. (4) (e), r. and recr. (11) and (12), am. Table 82.20-1, Register, December, 2000, No. 540, eff. 1-1-01; CR 02-002: am. (1) (intro.) and Tables 82.20-1 and 82.20-2, r. and recr. (1) (a), r. (1) (b) 2. and (4) (d), renum. (1) (b) (intro.), and 1., (4) (c), (e) and (13) to be (1) (b) 1. and 2., (4) (b), (d) and (14) and am. (4) (b) (intro.) and 2. (intro.), cr. (1) (c), (4) (c) and (13) Register April 2003 No. 568, eff. 5-1-03; CR 02-129: am. (title), (1) (intro) and (c), and (13) (e) Register January 2004 No. 577, eff. 2-1-04; CR 04-035: am. Tables 82.20-1 and 82.20-2 Register November 2004 No. 587, eff. 12-1-04; CR 06-119: am. (5) (intro.), (12) (a) 3. and (b) 3. Register July 2007 No. 619, eff. 8-1-07; CR 08-055: am. (1) (c) (intro.), (4) (b) 2. (intro.), (13) (e), Tables 82.20-1 and 82.20-2 Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; correction in (3) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register February 2009 No. 638; CR 09-050: am. (1) (intro.), (b) 1. and Table 82.20-2, r. and recr. (1) (a), (c) and Table 82.20-1 Register December 2009 No. 648, eff. 1-1-10; CR 10-064: am. Tables 82.20-1 and 82.20-2 Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; correction in (1) (a), (b) 1., 2., (3), (4) (b), (d) 5., (5) (intro.), (a), (b), (7), (8), (11) (a), (12) (intro.), (a) (intro.), 2. b., 3., 5., (b) (intro.), 1., 2., 3., (f), (13) (c), Table 382.20-1 made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 13-046: am. (2) (a) (intro.) Register December 2013 No. 696, eff. 1-1-14.
SPS 382.21 SPS 382.21 Testing and inspection.
SPS 382.21(1) (1) Testing of plumbing systems. Except as provided in par. (a), all new plumbing and all parts of existing systems which have been altered, extended or repaired shall be tested as specified in sub. (2) to disclose leaks and defects before the plumbing is put into operation.
SPS 382.21(1)(a) (a) Waiver of testing.
SPS 382.21(1)(a)1.1. The testing of the plumbing shall not be required where the installation does not include the addition, replacement, alteration or relocation of any water distribution, drain or vent piping.
SPS 382.21(1)(a)2.a.a. Field testing the installation of a storm building sewer and a storm private interceptor main sewer is not required.
SPS 382.21(1)(a)2.b. b. The joints and connections to be employed for storm building sewer piping shall conform with s. SPS 384.40 (1) (a).
SPS 382.21(1)(b) (b) Local inspection. Where the plumbing is installed in a municipality having a local inspector, the testing of the plumbing shall be done in the presence of a plumbing inspector, except as provided in subd. 1. b.
SPS 382.21(1)(b)1. 1. `Notice of inspection.'
SPS 382.21(1)(b)1.a.a. The plumber responsible for the installation shall notify the plumbing inspector in person, by telephone or in writing when the work is ready for inspection.
SPS 382.21(1)(b)1.b. b. Except as permitted in par. (c), if the inspection is not made by the end of the normal business day following the day of notification, not including Saturday, Sunday or legal holidays, the plumber may proceed with the testing and the installation.
SPS 382.21(1)(b)1.c. c. Testing may be done without the presence of the inspector, if the master plumber responsible for the installation obtains the inspector's permission to provide a written test report in a format acceptable to the inspector.
SPS 382.21 Note Note: See ch. SPS 382 Appendix for a sample affidavit form.
SPS 382.21(1)(b)2. 2. `Preparations for inspection.' When the installation is ready for inspection, the plumber shall make such arrangements as will enable the plumbing inspector to inspect all parts of the plumbing system. The plumber shall have present the proper apparatus and appliances for making the tests, and shall furnish such assistance as may be necessary in making the inspection.
SPS 382.21(1)(b)3. 3. `Rough-in inspection.' A rough-in inspection shall be made when the plumbing system is roughed-in and before fixtures are set. Except as provided in subd. 1., plumbing work shall not be closed in, concealed, or covered until it has been inspected and approved by the plumbing inspector and permission is granted to do so.
SPS 382.21(1)(b)4. 4. `Final inspection.'
SPS 382.21(1)(b)4.a.a. Upon completion of the plumbing installation and before final approval is given, the plumbing inspector shall inspect the work.
SPS 382.21(1)(b)4.b. b. Municipalities may require that a final test be conducted in accordance with sub. (2) (h) and that the final test, when required by the municipality, shall be observed by the plumbing inspector.
SPS 382.21(1)(b)5. 5. `Reinspections.' Whenever the plumbing official finds that the work or installation does not pass any initial test or inspection, the necessary corrections shall be made to comply with this chapter. The work or installation shall then be resubmitted for inspection to the plumbing inspector.
SPS 382.21(1)(c) (c) Inspection of one-and 2-family dwellings. The inspection of plumbing installations for one- and 2-family dwellings shall be in accordance with ss. SPS 320.08 to 320.11.
SPS 382.21(1)(d) (d) The initial testing of cross connection control assemblies shall comply with s. SPS 382.22 (8).
SPS 382.21(2) (2)Testing provisions.
SPS 382.21(2)(a)(a) General. The testing of plumbing installations shall be conducted in accordance with this paragraph.
SPS 382.21(2)(a)1. 1. `Equipment, material and labor for tests.' All equipment, material and labor required for testing a plumbing system or part thereof shall be furnished by the plumber responsible for the installation.
SPS 382.21(2)(a)2. 2. `Exposure of work.' Except as provided in pars. (b) and (e), all new, altered, extended or replaced plumbing shall be left uncovered and unconcealed until it has been tested. Where the work has been covered or concealed before it is tested, it shall be exposed for testing.
SPS 382.21(2)(b) (b) Sanitary building sewer and sanitary private interceptor main sewer. A sanitary building sewer and a sanitary private interceptor main sewer shall be tested for leaks and defects with water or air before or after being covered in accordance with either subd. 1. or 2. The test for leaks and defects may be applied to the entire building sewer or private interceptor main sewer or in sections. For the purposes of this subdivision, the testing of a building sewer or private interceptor main sewer is not required to include the manholes serving the sewer.
SPS 382.21(2)(b)1. 1. The building sewer or private interceptor main sewer shall be tested by insertion of a test plug at the point of connection with the public sewer. The sewer shall then be filled with water under a head of not less than 10 feet. The water level at the top of the test head of water shall not drop for at least 15 minutes.
SPS 382.21(2)(b)2. 2. The air test shall be made by attaching an air compressor testing apparatus to any suitable opening, and, after closing all other inlets and outlets to the system, forcing air into the system until there is a uniform gauge pressure of 3 pounds per square inch. This pressure shall be held without introduction of additional air for a period of at least 15 minutes.
SPS 382.21(2)(c) (c) Building drain. The entire building drain with all its branches, receptacles and connections shall be brought so far as practical to the surface or grade of the basement floor and shall be tested with water or air in accordance with par. (g).
SPS 382.21(2)(d) (d) Drain and vent systems. The piping of a drain and vent systems, including conductors, shall be tested upon completion of the rough piping installation with water or air in accordance with par. (g).
SPS 382.21(2)(e) (e) Private water mains and water services. Private water mains and water services shall be inspected before being covered. The private water mains and water services shall be tested and proven water tight under water pressure not less than the working pressure under which it is to be used. The water used for testing shall be obtained from a potable source of supply.
SPS 382.21 Note Note: Standard NFPA 24 for combination water services and combination private water mains may include more stringent requirements for testing.
SPS 382.21(2)(f) (f) Water distribution system. The piping of a water distribution system shall be tested and proved water tight under a water pressure not less than the working pressure under which it is to be used. The water used for tests shall be obtained from a potable source of supply.
SPS 382.21(2)(g) (g) Test methods for drain and vent systems. A test for watertightness shall be applied to the entire drain and vent system at one time or to the entire system in sections after the rough piping has been installed in accordance with either subd. 1. or 2.
SPS 382.21(2)(g)1. 1. If applied to the entire system, all openings in the piping shall be tightly closed, except the highest opening, and the system shall be filled with water to the point of overflow. If the system is tested in sections, each opening shall be tightly plugged except the highest opening of the section under test, and each section shall be filled with water, but a section shall not be tested with less than a 10 foot head of water. In testing successive sections, at least the upper 10 feet of the next preceding section shall be tested, so that no joint or pipe in the building, except the uppermost 10 feet of the system, is subjected to a test of less than a 10 foot head of water. The water shall be kept in the system or in the portion under test for at least 15 minutes before inspection starts. The system shall then be tight at all points.
SPS 382.21(2)(g)2. 2. The air test shall be made by attaching an air compressor testing apparatus to any suitable opening, and, after closing all other inlets and outlets to the system, forcing air into the system until there is a uniform gauge pressure of 5 pounds per square inch or sufficient to balance a column of mercury 10" in height. This pressure shall be held without introduction of additional air for a period of at least 15 minutes.
SPS 382.21(2)(h) (h) Final test. Where required by the local plumbing inspector, after the plumbing fixtures have been installed and the traps filled with water, the connections shall be tested and proved gas and watertight by either one of the methods specified in subd. 1. or 2.
SPS 382.21(2)(h)1. 1. The smoke test shall be made by introducing a pungent, thick smoke, produced by one or more smoke machines, into the completed system. When the smoke appears at stack openings on the roof, the openings shall be closed and a pressure equivalent to a one inch water column shall be built and maintained for the period of the inspection.
SPS 382.21(2)(h)2. 2. The air test shall be made by attaching a gauge to any suitable opening and, after closing all other inlets and outlets in the system, adding air into the system until a pressure equivalent to a one inch water column exists. The pressure shall remain constant for at least a 5-minute test period without the introduction of additional air.
SPS 382.21 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1985, No. 350, eff. 3-1-85; r. and recr. (1) (d) 5., am. (1) (d) 7. intro., Register, May, 1988, No. 389, eff. 6-1-88; correction in (1) (c) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, May, 1988, No. 389; renum. (1) (a) and (2) (b) to (i) to be (1) (a) 1. and (2) (a) to (h), r. (2) (a), cr. (1) (a) 2. and (3), r. and recr. (1) (d) 1. (intro.), am. (1) (d) 2. (intro.), Register, February, 1994, No. 458, eff. 3-1-94; am. (3) (b) 3., Register, October, 1996, No. 490, eff. 11-1-96; am. (3), Register, February, 1997, No. 494, eff. 3-1-97; r. and recr. (2) (a) and (3), cr. Table 82.21-1, Register, December, 2000, No. 540, eff. 1-1-01; CR 02-002: r. and recr. (1) (b) 4. b. and (2) (d), am. (1) (d) 8. b. Register April 2003 No. 568, eff. 5-1-03; CR 04-035: am. Table 82.21-1 Register November 2004 No. 587, eff. 12-1-04; CR 08-055: am. (title) and (1) (intro.), r. and recr. (1) (b) 1. b., r. (2) and Table 82.21-1, renum. (1) (d) and (3) to be (2) and Comm 82.22 (9) Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; corrections in (1) (b) 4. b., (2) (a) 2., (b) (intro.), (c), (d), (g) (intro.) and (h) (intro.) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register February 2009 No. 638; CR 10-064: renum. (1) (b) 1. b. to be (1) (b) 1. c., cr. (1) (b) 1. b., (d) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; correction in (1) (a) 2. b., (c), (d) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 382.22 SPS 382.22 Maintenance and repairs.
SPS 382.22(1) (1) General.
SPS 382.22(1)(a)(a) All plumbing systems, both existing and new, and all parts thereof, shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition.
SPS 382.22(1)(b) (b) All devices or safeguards that are required by this chapter shall be maintained in good working order.
SPS 382.22(1)(c) (c) The owner shall maintain plumbing systems.
SPS 382.22(2) (2)Existing systems.
SPS 382.22(2)(a)(a) Except as specified in par. (b), any existing plumbing system may remain and maintenance continue if the maintenance is in accordance with the original system design and any of the following:
SPS 382.22(2)(a)1. 1. The plumbing system was installed in accordance with the code in effect at the time of installation.
SPS 382.22(2)(a)2. 2. The plumbing system conforms to the present code.
SPS 382.22(2)(b) (b) When a hazard to life, health or property exists or is created by an existing system, that system shall be repaired or replaced.
SPS 382.22 Note Note: A cross connection is considered a health hazard by the department.
SPS 382.22(2)(c) (c) Existing sewers and water services may only be connected to new buildings when determined by examination and test to conform to the requirements of this chapter.
SPS 382.22(3) (3)Fixtures replaced.
SPS 382.22(3)(a)(a) When a fixture, appliance or section of pipe is replaced, the replacement fixture, appliance or pipe shall conform to the provisions of this chapter.
SPS 382.22(3)(b) (b) Where the existing drain or vent piping does not conform to the current provisions of this chapter, the department may require the new fixtures to be provided with deep seal traps.
SPS 382.22(4) (4)Plumbing reused.
SPS 382.22(4)(a)1.1. Except as provided in par. (b) plumbing materials, fixtures or devices removed and found to be in good condition may be reused if such reuse is approved by the department or a local plumbing inspector.
SPS 382.22(4)(a)2. 2. The owner of the building or facility in which the reused materials are to be installed shall provide written consent.
SPS 382.22(4)(b) (b) Water supply piping materials may only be reused when the intended use involves an equal or higher degree of hazard than the previous use as specified in Table 382.70–1.
SPS 382.22(5) (5)Repairs. All repairs to fixtures, devices or piping shall be completed in conformance with the provisions of this chapter, except repair clamps or bands may be used for emergency situations.
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