Register September 2023 No. 813
Chapter SPS 382

SPS 382.01   Scope.
SPS 382.015   Purpose.
SPS 382.03   Application.
Subchapter I — Intent and Basic Requirements
SPS 382.10   Basic plumbing principles.
Subchapter II — Administration and Enforcement
SPS 382.20   Plan review and cross connection control assembly registration.
SPS 382.21   Testing and inspection.
SPS 382.22   Maintenance and repairs.
Subchapter III — Drain and Vent Systems
SPS 382.30   Sanitary drain systems.
SPS 382.31   Vents and venting systems.
SPS 382.32   Traps and direct fixture connections.
SPS 382.33   Indirect and local waste piping.
SPS 382.34   Wastewater treatment and holding devices.
SPS 382.35   Cleanouts.
SPS 382.36   Stormwater and clearwater plumbing systems.
SPS 382.365   Stormwater and clearwater subsurface infiltration plumbing systems.
SPS 382.37   Sanitation facilities and campgrounds.
SPS 382.38   Discharge points.
Subchapter IV — Water Supply Systems
SPS 382.40   Water supply systems.
SPS 382.41   Cross connection control.
Subchapter V — Special Plumbing Installations
SPS 382.50   Health care and related facilities.
SPS 382.51   Manufactured homes and manufactured home communities.
Subchapter VI — Installation
SPS 382.60   Pipe hangers and supports.
Subchapter VII — Plumbing Treatment Standards
SPS 382.70   Plumbing treatment standards.
Ch. SPS 382 Note Note: Sections ILHR 82.01 to 82.25, 82.15 and 82.17 to 82.25 as they existed on February 28, 1985 were repealed and new sections ILHR 82.01 to 82.36 and 82.51 and 82.60 were created effective March 1, 1985.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.
SPS 382.01 SPS 382.01Scope. 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.
SPS 382.01 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1985, No. 350, eff. 3-1-85; CR 02-002: am. Register April 2003 No. 568, eff. 5-1-03; CR 02-129: am. Register January 2004 No. 576, eff. 2-1-04; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 382.015 SPS 382.015Purpose. 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.
SPS 382.03 SPS 382.03Application.
SPS 382.03(1)(1)The provisions of this chapter are not retroactive, unless specifically stated otherwise in the rule.
SPS 382.03(2) (2)Pursuant to s. 145.02 (2), 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.
SPS 382.03(3) (3)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 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 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; CR 23-006: am. (2) Register September 2023 No. 813, eff. 10-1-23.
subch. I of ch. SPS 382 Subchapter I — Intent and Basic Requirements
SPS 382.10 SPS 382.10Basic 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:
SPS 382.10(1) (1) Intent.
SPS 382.10(1)(a)(a) 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.
SPS 382.10(1)(b) (b) 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.
SPS 382.10(1)(c) (c) 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.
SPS 382.10(1)(d) (d) Drain systems shall be designed, constructed and maintained so as to conduct the wastewater or sewage efficiently and shall have adequate cleanouts.
SPS 382.10(1)(e) (e) 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.
SPS 382.10(1)(f) (f) 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.
SPS 382.10(1)(g) (g) Proper protection shall be provided to prevent contamination of food, water, sterile goods and similar materials by backflow of wastewater.
SPS 382.10(1)(h) (h) All plumbing fixtures shall be installed so as to provide adequate spacing and accessibility for the intended use and cleaning.
SPS 382.10(2) (2) Basic requirements.
SPS 382.10(2)(a)(a) Every building intended for human occupancy shall be provided with an adequate, safe and potable water supply.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.