SECTION P-701  GENERAL 318
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P-701.2 Connection to sewer required. Sanitary drainage piping from plumbing fixtures in buildings and sanitary drainage piping systems from premises shall be connected to a public sewer. Where a public sewer is not available, the sanitary drainage piping and systems shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system in compliance with state or local requirements.the regulations of the Philadelphia Health Department.Where state or local requirements do not exist for private sewage disposal systems, the sanitary drainage piping and systems shall be connected to an approved private sewage disposal system that is in accordance with the International Private Sewage Disposal Code.
Exception: Sanitary drainage piping and systems that convey only the discharge from bathtubs, showers, lavatories, clothes washers and laundry trays shall not be required to connect to a public sewer or to a private sewage disposal system provided that the piping or systems are connected to a system in accordance with Chapter 13 or 14.
P-701.3 Separate sewer connection. A building having plumbing fixtures installed and intended for human habitation, occupancy or use on premises abutting on a street, alley or easement in which there is a public sewer shall have a separate connection with the sewer. Where located on the same lot, multiple buildings shall not be prohibited from connecting to a common building sewer that connects to the public sewer provided that the common building sewer is not placed underneath any building or structure.
P-701.3.1 Non-residential. Non-residential buildings and other structures on the same deeded property and maintained under the same ownership shall be permitted to connect to the same building sewer.
P-701.3.2 Residential. Where one building stands in the rear of another building on the same deeded property and maintained under the same ownership, and a separate building sewer cannot be provided for the rear building through an alley, yard, or other open public space, the building sewer of the front building shall be permitted to serve the rear building, provided the building sewer of the front building is of adequate size and in suitable condition to serve both front and rear buildings.
P-701.4 Sewage treatment. Sewage or other waste from a plumbing system that is deleterious to surface or subsurface waters shall not be discharged into the ground or into any waterway.unless it has first been rendered innocuous through subjection to an approved form of treatment.
P-701.5 Damage to drainage system or public sewer. Waste detrimental to the public sewer system or to the functioning of the sewage-treatment plant shall be treated and disposed of in accordance with Section 1003 as directed by the code official and the Industrial Waste Unit of the Philadelphia Water Department.
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P-701.8 Abandonment of building sewer and lateral. Abandoned laterals shall have the house trap removed, and the pipe shall be hermetically sealed by a cap or plug at the curb line. Laterals 8" and greater shall be sealed or abandoned in accordance with Philadelphia Water Department regulations. Abandoned drainage piping within the building shall be hermetically sealed by a cap or plug.
P-701.8.1 Permit. A plumbing permit is required for abandonment of building sewers and laterals and work shall be performed by a Registered Master Plumber.

 

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