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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 23.04 Division I Water Pipe Attachments

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DIVISION I. WATER

Chapter 23.04
Water Pipe Attachments

Sections:

23.04.010 Water Division to enforce rules.
23.04.020 Person making attachments to give bond.
23.04.030 Bonded plumbers to procure permit.
23.04.040 Permit--Application.
23.04.050 Permit--When issued.
23.04.060 Permit--Restrictions on granting.
23.04.070 Service pipe repairs--How made.
23.04.071 Payment.
23.04.072 By whom performed.
23.04.073 Effective date.
23.04.074 Severability.
23.04.075 Surcharge for leak repair--Levied.
23.04.076 Surcharge for leak repair--Effective date.
23.04.077 Surcharge for leak repair--Special account established.
23.04.078 Surcharge for leak repair--Fee waiver.
23.04.079 Surcharge for leak repair--Report of receipts.
23.04.079.1 Surcharge for leak repair--Report review--Surcharge increase.
23.04.079.2 Surcharge for leak repair--Contracting--Wards designated.
23.04.079.3 Surcharge for leak repair--Contracting--Minority participation.
23.04.079.4 Surcharge for leak repair--Leak determination.
23.04.079.5 Licenses and permits expense.
23.04.080 Taps--Furnished by Commissioner--Who may tap pipes--Size.
23.04.090 Taps--General regulations.
23.04.100 Taps--Price.
23.04.110 Service pipes--Laying.
23.04.120 Service pipes--Specifications.
23.04.130 Service pipes--Laying in sewer trench.
23.04.140 Temporary service pipes.
23.04.150 Stopcocks.
23.04.160 Service during building construction.
23.04.170 Stop waste cock.
23.04.180 Stop boxes.
23.04.185 Stop boxes over shut off valves--Accessibility.
23.04.190 Plumber to shut off water in new building after testing.
23.04.200 Shutoff fee.
23.04.210 Regulations for large connections, six-inch and larger.
23.04.211 Pipe specifications.
23.04.212 Fittings.
23.04.213 Rubber gasket joints.
23.04.214 Polyethylene encasement.
23.04.215 Cement mortar lining.
23.04.216 Pipe installation.
23.04.217 Meter boxes and valve boxes.
23.04.218 Permits, excavation, backfilling and pavement replacement.
23.04.220 Fire protection connections.
23.04.225 Lawn sprinklers.
23.04.230 Weekly report by plumbers.
23.04.240 Nonissuance of tap permits.

23.04.010 Water Division to enforce rules.

The Water Division of the Department of Public Utilities is authorized to enforce the following rules and regulations regarding all attachments to water pipes.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 35: 1960 C. 547.010.)

23.04.020 Person making attachments to give bond.

No person shall make any attachment or connection with the pipes of the City waterworks, nor make any repairs, additions to, or alterations of, any pipe or fixture connected therewith unless he has given the bond required to be given by plumbers.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 36: 1960 C. 547.020.)

23.04.030 Bonded plumbers to procure permit.

Any bonded plumber desirous of introducing water from the waterworks to any premises, or of making any repairs, additions to or alterations of, any pipe or fixture supplied with water from the waterworks, shall first procure a permit from the Water Commissioner.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 37: 1960 C. 547.030.)

23.04.040 Permit--Application.

All applications for permits must be in writing upon blank forms furnished by the Water Commissioner. The application shall state the location of the premises, the full name of the owner of the property, the several and various uses for which water is wanted, and such other information pertaining to the subject as the Water Commissioner may require.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 38: 1960 C. 547.040.)

23.04.050 Permit--When issued.

A permit for making an attachment to the water mains, or additions, alterations or repairs of pipes supplied with water from the waterworks, will be issued by the Water Commissioner upon presentation of a certificate of the supervisor of plumbing, stating that the proposed work is approved by him, and upon the payment of the cost of the tap, plus two dollars for inserting the tap in the water main. Permits for attachment to private pipe will be granted only when the written consent of the owner of the pipe is filed with the Water Commissioner.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 39: 1960 C. 547.050.)

City Counselor Ops.: 9946

23.04.060 Permit--Restrictions on granting.

Permits for attachments for building purposes will not be granted until the building license has been paid. Permits for attachments will not be granted when the service pipe passes over or through premises, which at the time or may thereafter become the property of persons other than the owner of the premises to be supplied by such attachments.

Permits for attachment to private pipe will not be granted if there be a main pipe, whether in front or rear of the premises to be supplied. No premises shall be supplied with connections for fountains, stand pipes or pipes for fire protection unless water is furnished to the same premises for other purposes by a separate connection.

Permits for attachments for public fountains shall not be granted until the pattern of the fountain to be used shall be approved by the Board of Public Service.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 40: 1960 C. 547.060.)

23.04.070 Service pipe repairs--How made.

Whenever any underground service pipe or its attachment that leads from any water main that is maintained by the City Water Division to and including the service line, T-head valve, and stop box and its cover, which line exceeds one year in age and is found to be leaking or is otherwise determined by the Water Commissioner to be in need of repair or replacement, and the water assessment is billed to any flat rate residential or metered account having six or less dwelling units, it shall be the duty of the City Water Division to repair same, if the leak is located within any public street, alley, right-of-way or easement. Whenever any service pipe or attachment leading from the outlet side of the T-head valve to the delivery connection on the premises is out of repair and the owner of said premises, his agent or the occupant thereof refuses or neglects to repair said defect immediately, the water shall be shut off by the Water Commissioner. In case of repairs requiring immediate attention and constituting as emergency impairment, the water shall be shut off by the Water Commissioner without notice until such repairs are made by the owner of the premises, his agent, or the occupant thereof. Said public street, alley, right-of-way or easement shall be left as nearly as possible in a condition of repair as the same is required by the Code of the City of St. Louis.
(Ord. 63653 1, 1996: prior: Ord. 59363 1, 1985: Ord. 58597 2 (part), 1982: 1948 C. Ch. 55 42: 1960 C. 547.080, 547.090.)

Submission Ordinance No. 63653

Submission Ordinance Approved February 27, 1996.

Amendment Substance: Added repair coverage for "stop box and its cover."

Voter Adoption Date: August 6, 1996.

City Counselor Ops.: 8837

23.04.071 Payment.

A bill for the cost of shutting off the water as authorized by Section 23.04.070 shall be presented to each said owner, his agent or the occupants thereof; if the bill is not paid within ten days of presentation, the Water Commissioner shall thereafter shut off the water, and may withdraw the tap or cut off the attachments from the main pipe, and no further license for water at such premises shall be issued until the cost incurred in making the disconnection has been paid.
(Ord. 58597 2 (part), 1982.)

23.04.072 By whom performed.

All repairs made by the City Water Division to comply with the requirements of Sections 23.04.070 through 23.04.074 shall be made by licensed plumbers which are being paid the prevailing hourly wage rates as determined by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations of Missouri.
(Ord. 58597 2 (part), 1982.)

23.04.073 Effective date.

Sections 23.04.070 through 23.04.074 shall not become effective until funded via a separate surcharge ordinance. Said surcharge shall be added to each qualified water customer's account. Funds generated from the surcharge shall be deposited to the office of the Treasurer and thereafter kept in a separate and distinct account from all other funds.
(Ord. 58597 2 (part), 1982.)

23.04.074 Severability.

If any provisions, section, paragraph, sentence or clause of Sections 23.04.070 through 23.04.074, or its application to any person or circumstance, is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by any decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such division shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the Sections 23.04.070 through 23.04.074, and to this end the provisions are held to be severable. The Board of Aldermen declares that it would have passed Sections 23.04.070 through 23.04.074, and each provision, section, paragraph, sentence, and clause hereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more of the provisions, sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses hereof be declared invalid or unconstitutional.
(Ord. 58597 2 (part), 1982.)

23.04.075 Surcharge for leak repair--Levied.

There is hereby levied an initial surcharge of three dollars ($3.00) per quarter on the water bills of all flat rate residential accounts and metered residential accounts having six (6) or less dwelling units, to provide the funds needed to pay the cost of the repairs to leaking service lines as provided in Section 23.04.070.
(Ord. 65815 1, 2003; Ord. 64721 1, 1999; Ord. 61172 1, 1988; Ord. 59363 2, 1985.)

23.04.076 Surcharge for leak repair--Effective date.

The surcharge and eligibility for leaking service line repairs shall become effective seven (7) months from the first day of the month immediately following final approval of this ordinance and provided that approval is first received from the voters of the City as provided herein. Any accounts, which have been issued leak notices prior to that date, shall not be eligible to have the leak repaired under this program.
(Ord. 59363 3, 1985.)

Editor's Note:

Ordinance 59363 was approved February 5, 1985. Voter approval was received April 2, 1985.

23.04.077 Surcharge for leak repair--Special account established.

The Comptroller is hereby authorized and directed to establish a special account for the deposit of said surcharge and, on the last day of each month, shall transfer from the Waterworks Revenue Fund the funds generated that month from said surcharge to the special account. Funds generated by the surcharge shall be deposited in said special account and shall be kept separate and apart from all other funds. The funds so collected and deposited in said special account shall be used solely for the purpose of paying for the costs reasonably associated with and necessary to administer and carry out the leaking service line project established by said Ordinance No. 58597. All interest generated on deposited funds shall be accrued to the special account so established.
(Ord. 59363 4, 1985.)

Editor's Note:

Ordinance 58597 is codified in Sections 23.04.070 through 23.04.074.

23.04.078 Surcharge for leak repair--Fee waiver.

The Collector of Revenue for the City shall waive all fees pursuant to the collection and related processing of this surcharge.
(Ord. 59363 5, 1985.)

23.04.079 Surcharge for leak repair--Report of receipts.

The Water Commissioner shall review the receipts and the expenditures of funds involved in said leakage service line project and shall make a written report to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment setting forth in sufficient detail the receipts and expenditures for the last six (6) months and the anticipated receipts and expenditures for the next six (6) months. Said report shall be delivered to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment before the last day of the month immediately following the end of each six (6) month period from the beginning of the effective date set by Section 23.04.076. Provided however, that the Water Commissioner may report at any time to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment if conditions so warrant.
(Ord. 59363 6, 1985.)

23.04.079.1 Surcharge for leak repair--Report review--Surcharge increase.

The Board of Estimate and Apportionment shall, upon receipt of the written report from the Water Commissioner, thoroughly review said report and is hereby authorized and directed to recommend to the Board of Aldermen an increase in said surcharge, if, and only if, the current level of surcharge will be insufficient to meet the anticipated costs of the leaking service line project. If the Board of Estimate and Apportionment determines that such an increase is necessary it shall only recommend such an increase sufficient to cover the anticipated costs and in no event beyond that level authorized by law. Further, the Board of Estimate and Apportionment shall recommend to the Board of Aldermen a decrease in the surcharge if it determines that the existing level is higher than necessary to cover the anticipated costs of the project. Only the Board of Aldermen shall have authority, by ordinance to increase or decrease the surcharge herein established.
(Ord. 59363 7, 1985.)

23.04.079.2 Surcharge for leak repair--Contracting--Wards designated.

The Board of Public Service is hereby authorized and directed to let contracts for each service area on an annual basis under the normal contracting procedure authorized under the Charter. For the purpose of awarding annual contracts to furnish all labor, materials, equipment and supervision necessary to repair leaking water service lines funded by Sections 22.04.075 through 22.04.079.5, the City shall be divided into eight service areas. For the purpose of administering this program authorized by Ordinance No. 58597, District 1 shall include wards 11, 12, and 13; District 2 shall be wards 14, 16, 23 and 25; District 3 shall be wards 9, 10 and 15; District 4 shall be wards 6, 7, 8 and 17; District 5 shall be wards 24, 26 and 28; District 6 shall be wards 2, 3, 5 and 21; District 7 shall be wards 4, 18 and 19; District 8 shall be wards 1, 20, 22 and 27. All contracts let under Sections 22.04.075 through 22.04.079.5 shall be made with licensed, bonded, and certified plumbing contractors utilizing properly marked service vehicles and paying the prevailing hourly wage rates as determined by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations of Missouri. It is further stated that it is the specific intention of this Board of Aldermen that, other things remaining equal, the annual contracts provided for above shall be awarded to eight (8) different contractors on the basis of competitive bids to insure that service will be provided in the shortest possible time. If the contractor for a district is unable to provide service for any reason, the Water Commissioner shall utilize the employees and equipment assigned to the Water Division to make the necessary repairs. Or, if they are not available to provide the service, the Water Commissioner may call upon the contractor of an adjacent District to provide said necessary service under the terms of his contract.
(Ord. 59363 8, 1985.)

23.04.079.3 Surcharge for leak repair--Contracting--Minority participation.

In order to insure that there is adequate minority participation in the awarding of repair contract, there shall be established by the Board of Public Service and the Water Division, a twenty-five percent (25%) minority participation goal. The Board of Public Service and the Water Division shall be required to work with the Civil Rights Enforcement Agency (CREA) and Missouri-Kansas Contractor Association (MoKan) to insure the implementation of this goal.
(Ord. 59363 9, 1985.)

23.04.079.4 Surcharge for leak repair--Leak determination.

The Water Commissioner shall have the responsibility of administering all contracts awarded under the provisions of Sections 22.04.075 through 22.04.079.5, and shall be responsible for determining: if leaking water service line exists; if that leaking water service line is eligible for repair funded by Sections 22.04.075 through 22.04.079.5; in which service area the condition exists; which contractor shall be assigned to repair the condition; and otherwise seeing that the necessary services are provided.
(Ord. 59363 10, 1985.)

23.04.079.5 Licenses and permits expense.

All licenses, permits, certificates, inspections, etc., required to insure compliance with the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis in connection with the repairs funded by Sections 22.04.075 through 22.04.079.4, shall be secured at the contractor's expense.
(Ord. 59363 11, 1985.)

23.04.080 Taps--Furnished by Commissioner--Who may tap pipes--Size.

No tap shall be used except such as is furnished by the Water Commissioner, and no person except the tapper employed by the Water Commissioner shall, under any circumstances, tap the distribution pipes or insert taps therein. No tap shall be inserted in a pipe of greater internal diameter than twenty inches, except by special permission of the Water Commissioner indorsed on the permit.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 41: 1960 C. 547.070.)

23.04.090 Taps--General regulations.

Taps shall be inserted at least six feet within the lines of the building to be supplied therefrom. No more than one building shall be supplied from one tap except by special permission of the Water Commissioner. When an increase in supply is wanted, the tap in use must be drawn and the main plugged at the expense of the party desiring the increased supply before the new tap is inserted in the water main. When service pipes are abandoned, of which fact the Water Commissioner shall be judge, the taps to which the abandoned pipes are connected shall be drawn and the main pipe plugged. Taps inserted for building purposes will be drawn by the Water Commissioner when the building is completed, unless it be intended to extend the pipe for the supply of the premises, in which case application must be made in the usual manner.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 43: 1960 C. 547.100.)

23.04.100 Taps--Price.

Whenever the price of taps has been determined by the Water Commissioner, he shall notify the Comptroller thereof.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 44: 1960 C. 547.110.)

23.04.110 Service pipes--Laying.

All service pipes placed in connection with the waterworks from the main to the inside of the building shall be laid four feet below the surface of the ground and sufficiently waving to allow an extra length of one and one-half feet and in such manner as to prevent rupture by settlement.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 45: 1960 C. 547.120.)

23.04.120 Service pipes--Specifications.

The pipe shall be made of lead or copper except in cases where the Water Commissioner may grant otherwise. All diameters are inside measurements.

The lead pipe shall be of a class known as "double extra strong," and shall meet the following requirements: One inch double extra strong, weight six pounds per foot, working pressure one hundred twelve pounds per square inch; one and one-half inch double extra strong, weight eleven pounds and four ounces per foot, working pressure one hundred three pounds per square inch; two inch double extra strong, weight nineteen pounds and eight ounces per foot, working pressure one hundred two pounds per square inch.

The copper pipe shall meet the following requirements and all joints shall be made with compression type fittings:

Size

1"

1  1/2"

2"

 

 

 

 

Outside diameter

1.125"

1.625"

2.125"

Wall thickness

.065"

.072"

.083"

Weight per foot

.839 lbs.

1.36 lbs.

2.060 lbs.

Working pressure  (lbs. per square inch)

513 lbs.

395 lbs.

354 lbs.

(1948 C. Ch. 55 46: 1960 C. 547.130.)

23.04.130 Service pipes--Laying in sewer trench.

No service pipe shall be permitted to be laid in a sewer trench except by special permission of the Water Commissioner indorsed on the permit. No pipe of less diameter than one inch shall be permitted to be placed underground in connection with the waterworks.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 47: 1960 C. 547.140.)

23.04.140 Temporary service pipes.

Temporary service pipes and pipes laid to supply premises where there is no water main in front of the premises shall be metered and the meter shall be located as close to the water main as is practicable to install. When a service pipe is laid along the street, before it enters the premises to be supplied, it shall be laid in the street and at such distance from the curb as shall be designated by the Water Commissioner. Temporary pipes shall be removed and connections made to the water main as soon as the main is laid in front of the premises.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 48: 1960 C. 547.150.)

23.04.150 Stopcocks.

There shall be a stopcock placed on every attachment to the waterworks. In streets it shall be placed under the sidewalk one foot inside of the curb line, and in alleys it shall be placed one foot inside of the alley line. All stopcocks, without exception, shall be round way inverted key Minneapolis pattern with suitable "T" heads. They shall be placed immediately in front of the premises to be supplied, and shall be enclosed in an iron stop box coming up even with the surface of the pavement. When a service pipe is laid in a street or alley a greater distance than fifty feet before it enters the premises to be supplied, there shall be two stopcocks placed upon such pipe, one as near the water main as the Water Commissioner shall require and one in the sidewalk or alley immediately in front of, or at the rear of, the premises. In cases where several buildings are supplied from one tap, there shall be a stopcock and box located near the water main, and also a stopcock and box controlling the water supply to each house independently.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 49: 1960 C. 547.160.)

23.04.160 Service during building construction.

When an attachment is made to supply water for a building, the service pipe shall be carried to the inside of the foundation during the construction of such building. Water used during the erection of such building must not be taken from the service pipe between the main end and the foundation wall of the building. Regular stopcock and box shall be placed on this service pipe just inside the curb line.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 50: 1960 C. 547.170.)

23.04.170 Stop waste cock.

There shall be a stop and waste cock attached to every supply pipe just inside the cellar wall where it enters the building and so arranged and maintained as to admit the water being shut off and the pipes in the building drained.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 51: 1960 C. 547.180.)

23.04.180 Stop boxes.

All stop boxes used on service pipes connected with the waterworks shall be Minneapolis pattern service boxes made of iron and so constructed as to be adjustable in length. No other pattern or stop box shall be used unless approved by the board of public service. For one-inch curb stops the upper section of the stop box shall be one and one-half inch inside diameter. For one and one-half and two-inch curb stops the upper section of the stop box shall be two inches inside diameter.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 52: 1960 C. 547.190.)

23.04.185 Stop boxes over shut off valves--Accessibility.

Notwithstanding the provision of any other ordinance, the Water Division with funds from the Water Division shall, by contract or otherwise, expose, make street level, and make accessible stop boxes over shut off valves whenever the City of St. Louis, by contact or otherwise, is responsible for covering said stop boxes during street repair or resurfacing.
(Ord. 62836 1, 1993.)

23.04.190 Plumber to shut off water in new building after testing.

When the plumbing work, in connection with any new attachment, or in any new building, has been completed and tested, it shall be the duty of the plumber to shut off the water.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 53: 1960 C. 547.200.)

23.04.200 Shutoff fee.

When a shutoff for the purpose of repairs cannot be made in the usual manner and it is desired to have the water turned off from the main pipes, the plumber desiring such shutoff will be required to pay the Water Commissioner the sum of two dollars to cover the cost of the shutoff.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 54: 1960 C. 547.210.)

23.04.210 Regulations for large connections, six-inch and larger.

A. All large connections, for domestic use, fire protection use, or combined fire protection and domestic use, shall have, in addition to the stop valve in the street, another valve, for use of the occupant, where the pipe first enters the building. Parties desiring attachments for supplying water to large connections shall file an application with the Water Commissioner, stating such information pertaining to the subject as he may require.

B. For these attachments, only the installation of taps, tapping valves and water meters will be made by the Water Commissioner. Such attachments will be made by the Water Commissioner at the cost of the parties desiring the attachment when, in the opinion of the Water Commissioner, the attachment or the use thereof will not interfere with or endanger the water supply to buildings in the immediate vicinity. The Water Commissioner may require the installation of air chambers of sufficient capacity to prevent water hammer from being transmitted to the distribution system. The Water Commissioner may also require air gaps or backflow preventers on services that may, in his opinion, pose a hazard to the water system. Connection for furnishing water for fire purposes shall not be used for any other purpose unless a proper type of water meter is placed thereon at the cost of the parties desiring the water.

C. The parties desiring attachments shall do all excavation, backfilling, and pavement replacement required. The water commissioner will furnish a sketch of the excavation required for tapping the water main and will proceed with tapping only when excavation conforms to this sketch and is safe. The parties desiring attachments shall install all piping, valve boxes, meter boxes, et cetera required to conform to the water division's standard drawings before service is granted. The parties desiring attachments shall install materials conforming to the standards on file in the Water Commissioner's office and shall provide proof of compliance to the Water Commissioner before service is to be granted.
(Ord. 57997 1 (part), 1980: 1948 C. Ch. 55 55: 1960 C. 547.220 (part).)

23.04.211 Pipe specifications.

All pipe shall be class 52 ductile-iron pipe, centrifugally cast in metal molds or sand-lined molds, for water or other liquids as specified in American National Standards Institute Specification ANSI A21.51-1976 and the American Water Works Association AWWA C151-76 standards. Nominal pipe sizes shall be 6, 8, and 12 inches in diameter.
(Ord. 57997 1 (part), 1980: 1948 C. Ch. 55 55: 1960 C. 547.220 (part).)

23.04.212 Fittings.

All pipe fittings shall have a pressure rating of 250 psi and an iron strength of 25,000 psi or a 350 psi pressure rating when made with ductile iron. All pipe fittings shall meet the standard for gray-iron and ductile-iron fittings, three-inch through 48-inch, for water and other liquids as approved by the American National Standards Institute ANSI A21.10-1977 and the American Water Works Association AWWA Cl10-77 standards.
(Ord. 57997 1 (part), 1980: 1948 C. Ch. 55 55: 1960 C. 547.220 (part).)

23.04.213 Rubber gasket joints.

All rubber gasket joints shall meet the standards for rubber gasket joints for ductile-iron and gray-iron pressure pipe and fittings as approved by the American National Standards Institute ANSI A21.11-79 and the American Water Works Association AWWA C111-79 standards.
(Ord. 57997 1 (part), 1980: 1948 C. Ch. 55 55: 1960 C. 547.220 (part).)

23.04.214 Polyethylene encasement.

All pipe, fittings, valves, et cetera shall be encased with polyethylene, meeting the polyethylene encasement for gray and ductile cast-iron piping for water and other liquids standards as approved by the American National Standard Institute ANSI A21.5-1972 and the American Water Works Association AWWA C105-72.
(Ord. 57997 1 (part), 1980: 1948 C. Ch. 55 55: 1960 C. 547.220 (part).)

23.04.215 Cement mortar lining.

All pipe and fittings shall have a factory applied cement mortar lining, meeting the cement-mortar lining for cast-iron and ductile-iron pipe and fittings for water standard as approved by the American National Standards Institute ANSI A21.4-74 and the American Water Works Association AWWA C104-74.
(Ord. 57997 1 (part), 1980: 1948 C. Ch. 55 55: 1960 C. 547.220 (part).)

23.04.216 Pipe installation.

All pipe, fittings, and appurtenances shall be installed according to the installation of gray and ductile cast-iron water mains and appurtenances standard as approved by the American National Standards Institute and the American Water Works Association ANSI/AWWA C600-77.
(Ord. 57997 1 (part), 1980: 1948 C. Ch. 55 55: 1960 C. 547.220 (part).)

23.04.217 Meter boxes and valve boxes.

All meter boxes and valve boxes shall be constructed as shown on the drawings furnished by the Water Commissioner. Meter couplings or flanges shall be furnished by the Water Commissioner on all meter installations, up to two (2) inch, at no cost. Connections over two (2) inch shall have flanged connections as called for by ANSI A21.10-77 and AWWA C110-77. No water shall be turned on to any connection until the Water Commissioner has inspected and approved the installation. The Water Commissioner will install all meters after approval of installation. The Water Commissioner will furnish all valve box and meter box frame and covers at no cost exclusive of those for automatic sprinkler or combined fire meter use.
(Ord. 57997 1 (part), 1980: 1948 C. Ch. 55 55: 1960 C. 547.220 (part).)

23.04.218 Permits, excavation, backfilling and pavement replacement.

All permits shall be obtained by the persons desiring any connection before the Water Commissioner will perform any work. The deposit for the Water Division's cost shall be made before the Water Commissioner will schedule work. All excavations, back-filling and pavement replacement shall be made by the persons desiring the connection.
(Ord. 57997 1 (part), 1980: 1948 C. Ch. 55 55: 1960 C. 547.220 (part).)

23.04.220 Fire protection connections.

A. All new and existing installations for private sprinkler type protection shall be provided with a suitable control valve just inside the building or property line. Connections serving automatic sprinkler equipment must be equipped with an approved type of water flow alarm service of either local and central station alarms, local alarms and watchman with watch service, or approved outdoor local alarms where there is no watchman on the premises. Water through these connections shall be used to extinguish fires only and the use of water for any other purpose is expressly prohibited. No meter shall be required on connections used to supply private fire protection systems with sprinkler equipment only. Where new and existing connections for private fire protection supply standpipe and hose rack systems or private fire hydrants are or have been installed, a detector check valve with bypass meter and vault shall be installed at the expense of the applicant and if it is found that water is being used for purposes other than the extinguishment of fires or testing, the Water Commissioner shall install a fire service meter and vault at the expense of the owner or occupant. Prior to installation the Water Commissioner shall require a deposit for the estimated cost of all fire service meter and vault installations within ten (10) days of notification or the water shall be shut off from the water main and the Insurance Services Office of Missouri and the Fire Marshal notified of this action. A service charge of One Hundred Eight dollars ($108.00) per year shall be assessed against each connection made with the mains of the Water Division for all new and existing private fire protection connections used to supply sprinkler equipment only and against all new and existing private fire protection connections regulated by detector check valves with bypass meters. Should water in excess of that required for the emergency extinguishment of fires be used through any private fire protection system regulated by a detector check valve with bypass meter then such water use shall be assessed a quantity charge, but not the readiness-to-serve charge, at the rates set forth in Section 23.18.070 of this title. Private fire protection connections regulated by fire service meters shall be assessed the regular meter rates as set forth in Section 23.18.070 of this title. For any private fire protection connection regulated either by a detector check valve with bypass meter or by a fire meter an adjustment will be made for water used for the emergency extinguishment of fire where such use is claimed and certified to the Water Commissioner by the occupant or owner. In cases where these bills are not paid within thirty (30) days, the Water Commissioner shall cause the connection to be shut off and notify the Insurance Services Office of Missouri and the Fire Marshal of this action.

B. Sprinkler protection shall be considered a piping system with nationally recognized testing laboratory approved sprinkler heads attached. Stand-pipe and hose racks systems shall be considered any arrangements of piping whereby hoses for fighting fires can be attached to the pipes and used either by the occupant or owner or the Fire Department. A fire hydrant shall be considered any water connection with an outlet at least two and one-half (2 1/2) inches inside diameter and provided with the same size threads used by the St. Louis Fire Department. Two (2) inch or smaller fire protection connections shall be used only when approved by the Fire Marshal and by the Water Commissioner and no water for purposes other than fire extinguishment shall be taken from such connections.

C. Limited service sprinklers attached to domestic service lines shall conform to the following minimum requirements. One (1) sprinkler head per fire area when supplied from a one (1) inch domestic service. Two (2) sprinkler heads per fire area when supplied from a one and one-half (1 1/2) inch domestic service. Four (4) sprinkler heads per fire area when supplied from a two (2) inch domestic service. A fire area shall be a confined area which may contain hazardous substances. Limited service sprinklers in any one (1) building shall be limited to a maximum of twenty (20) sprinklers. No sprinkler supply lines shall be attached to the domestic service before the domestic water meter.
(Ord. 67919 12, 2008: prior: Ord. 57997 1 (part), 1980: Ord. 57089 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 56553 1 (part), 1973: Ord. 55357 1 (part), 1969: Ord. 49381 4, 1959: 1948 C. Ch. 55 56: 1960 C. 547.230.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8526, 9813

23.04.225 Lawn sprinklers.

Lawn sprinklers when connected to a potable water system shall be installed in accordance with the building and plumbing codes of the City. Backflow prevention devices shall be installed on lawn sprinkler installations. Lawn sprinkler systems shall be installed and maintained by licensed plumbers.
(Ord. 61713 1, 1989.)

23.04.230 Weekly report by plumbers.

It shall be the duty of all persons carrying on the plumbing business in the City to make weekly returns to the Water Commissioner of all alterations of, or additions to, plumbing work made by them during the previous week. The returns shall state the nature of the additions or alterations and such other particulars necessary to a full understanding of the subject as the Water Commissioner may require.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 57: 1960 C. 547.240.)

23.04.240 Nonissuance of tap permits.

When a fine shall have been imposed upon any person carrying on the plumbing business, or his bond or certificate shall have been forfeited, suspended or cancelled, the Water Commissioner shall refuse to issue any tap permit to such person until such fine has been paid, or until such bond or certificate has been duly renewed by the proper officer or department.
(1948 C. Ch. 55 58: 1960 C. 547.250.)

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