SECTION P-614  PRIVATE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
P-614.1 General. The provisions of this Section shall govern the materials, design, and construction of Private Water Infrastructure.
P-614.1.1 Definitions. The following definitions shall apply to Private Water Infrastructure. 316
MASTER METER. A measuring device owned and maintained by the Philadelphia Water Department used to collect data and indicate water usage from multiple individually metered units in a Condominium of Planned Community.
PRIVATE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PIPE. The water distribution pipe that is constructed on private property between the Master Meter and the Private Water Service Pipe owned and maintained by the Unit Owner's Association to serve some or all units within a Condominium or Planned Community.
PRIVATE WATER SERVICE PIPE. The section of pipe located between the Private Water Infrastructure Pipe and the individual building.
P-614.2 Materials. The Private Water Infrastructure Pipe and the Private Water Service Pipe shall conform to one of the standards listed in Table 605.3 of this code.
P-614.3 Connections. The Private Water Service Pipe for each house or structure shall be connected to the Private Water Infrastructure Pipe separately. A Private Water Infrastructure Pipe used to convey both domestic and fire protection in a single pipe is permitted.
P-614.3.1 Shut off valves. Each connection of the Private Water Service Pipe to the Private Water Infrastructure Pipe shall have an accessible shut off valve installed no less than 3 feet from the outside of the building wall and in line with the ferrule connection on the Private Water Infrastructure Pipe.
P-614.4 Access for repairs. Separation of Private Water, Sanitary Sewer, and Storm Sewer Infrastructure placed in the same alignment and at a depth not exceeding 5-feet shall comply with Section 603.2 of this code. Infrastructure placed at depths greater than 5-feet shall be horizontally separated at a distance that allows for the approved sheeting and shoring and not less than 2-feet.
P-614.5 Protection of structures. The Private Water Infrastructure Pipe installed parallel to footings and walls shall not extend into the bearing plane of a footing or wall in accordance with Section 307.5 of this code. Private Water Infrastructure Pipe shall not be installed within 5-feet of any adjoining property building foundation.
P-614.6 Fire Hydrants. The Private Water Infrastructure Pipe with Fire Hydrant connections shall be metered and require backflow protection in accordance with Philadelphia Water Department Regulations. The Philadelphia Fire Department shall govern the placement of fire hydrants. PWD may direct the placement of blow-offs and meters on the Private Water Service Pipe to ensure water quality. Exception: A master meter on a Private Water Infrastructure Pipe used to convey both domestic and fire protection in a single pipe shall be an acceptable method to meter hydrants.
P-614.7 Easement required. Private Water Infrastructure Pipe shall require an easement with a minimum width of 12' and must provide adequate space to replace/repair the private infrastructure. Minimum vertical drive height clearance of 13'-6" or 2x pipe depth to pipe bottom, whichever is greater, shall be provided. The easement shall also provide access to individual private water service pipes and valves and allow for shut-offs when necessary. No permanent structures shall be built over or in the easement unless these vertical height clearances are met.

 

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   Enrolled bill included "* * *" after this subsection, but because Section P-614 is all new material, it has been deleted at the discretion of the Code editor.