SECTION P-101  GENERAL
P-101.1 Title. These provisions together with those provisions of the International Plumbing Code which are not hereby amended shall be known as the "Philadelphia Plumbing Code" or "this code".
P-101.2 Scope. The provisions of the Philadelphia Plumbing Code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repairs, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing systems within the City of Philadelphia, including detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories high with separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with this code. This code shall regulate nonflammable medical gas, inhalation anesthetic, vacuum piping, nonmedical oxygen systems and sanitary and condensate vacuum collection systems. The installation of fuel gas distribution piping and equipment, fuel-gas-fired water heaters and water heater venting systems shall be regulated by the Philadelphia Fuel Gas Code (Subcode "G").
P-101.2.1 Jurisdiction outside of property lines. All plumbing systems leading from a structure or premises and extending to the curb line of the street shall be regulated by this code unless stated otherwise herein. Plumbing systems located beyond the curb line of the street and connecting to the public main or public sewer shall be regulated by the Philadelphia Water Department.
P-101.3 Intent. The purpose of this code is to establish the minimum requirements to provide a reasonable level of safety, public health and general welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, installation, quality of materials, location, operation and maintenance or use of plumbing equipment and systems.
P-101.4 Administrative provisions. This Chapter contains those provisions that are unique to the administration of this code. All other administrative provisions applicable to this code are as set forth in the Philadelphia Administrative Code.
P-101.5 Appendices. The International Plumbing Code Appendix E is hereby adopted to provide acceptable methods for the sizing of water service and water distribution piping by a designer.