City of Barre Chapter 12-Plumbing No. 2021-01 | Legal

City of Barre Chapter 12 – Plumbing No. 2021-01 At its meeting on March 30, 2021, the Barre City Council approved the following amendments to the ordinance. These changes will take effect 14 days after this publication in accordance with the City Charter. The City of Barre Council hereby directs that the Barre, Vermont City Code of Regulations be hereby amended by amending Chapter 3 – Plumbing to read: Note: Bold indicates additions [brackets/Strikeout indicates deletions] Chapter 12 – Sanitary * Chap. 12-1. Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to protect and improve the general health and well-being of the city’s population in the area of ​​environmental hygiene by establishing acceptable regulations on the installation and restricted operation of plumbing systems in existing real estate in the city. Sec. 12-2. Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter, the following words must have the meanings given, unless the context clearly dictates otherwise: SPRINKLER SYSTEM is a configuration of internal pipes connected to the municipal water system to suppress fire or flames in a building, subject mandatory inspections, including test flows of the water system. Sec. 12-11. Protecting the city’s water infrastructure Anyone who performs sprinkler tests on a facility connected to the city of Barre’s municipal water system must be registered with the city of Barre. The prerequisite for such registration is that the person has submitted proof of liability insurance to the city of Barre, which is listed as a co-insured. The person performing the sprinkler test must slowly and properly close every valve connected to the city water system, making sure that no water hammer occurs anywhere in the city system. Damage to the city’s infrastructure is the basis for claims against this person. Sec. 12-1[1]2. Punishment. Any person, company, corporation or association that fails after a reasonable period of time after a written notification from the health department asking them to carry out certain actions when installing sanitary facilities or to correct defects or faults in existing sanitary facilities comply with the request contained in this written notification or violate the rules and regulations hereby issued, a maximum fine will be imposed [fifty] five hundred dollars ($ 500.00) and no less than [ten] fifty dollars ($[1]50.00) for each such violation. The Manager may, in its sole discretion, revoke or suspend any registration issued for violating any of the provisions of this Chapter. (Ord. No. 2005-1, 8-18-05) Effective Date This Ordinance shall take effect fourteen days after its publication in a newspaper with general circulation following its adoption by the Council in accordance with the City Charter. Carolyn S. Dawes Town Clerk / Treasurer

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