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File #: 19-814B    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Failed
File created: 9/11/2019 In control: Building Review Board
On agenda: 9/18/2019 Final action:
Title: Consider a request by the Plastic Pipe & Fittings Association to repeal the City of Naperville's local amendment to Section 890.320 of the Illinois State Plumbing Code that prohibits the use of certain plastic pipe and fittings for domestic water distribution systems and continue discussion to the September 18, 2019 BRB meeting. - BRB Case #101 (Continued from 8/21/2019)
Attachments: 1. BRB Case #101 Application, 2. Ord 96-014, 3. Ord 15-179, 4. Ord 18-032 Plumbing Code, 5. IDPH Approval Letter 041918, 6. Legionella_2019_NASEM_report_copper
BUILDING REVIEW BOARD AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Consider a request by the Plastic Pipe & Fittings Association to repeal the City of Naperville's local amendment to Section 890.320 of the Illinois State Plumbing Code that prohibits the use of certain plastic pipe and fittings for domestic water distribution systems and continue discussion to the September 18, 2019 BRB meeting. - BRB Case #101 (Continued from 8/21/2019)
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: Peter Zibble, Operations Manager

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
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BACKGROUND:
In 1996, the City of Naperville adopted the 1993 edition of the Illinois Plumbing Code with local amendments (Ord 96-014). At that time, numerous local amendments were proposed, including a local amendment to Section 890.320.l.2 to prohibit the use of certain plastic pipes and fittings.

"Plastic pipe, joints and fitting made from Polyethylene (PE), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) or Polybutylene (PB) made by either solvent welding or fusion welded connections, compression or insert fittings, metal clamps and screws or threaded joints shall be prohibited for water service or the domestic water distribution system of any building except for the distribution and conveyance of distilled or deionized water."

Beginning in 2000, the City of Naperville chose to adopt the latest versions of the international family of building codes and other pertinent building codes every six years. The process, which takes the better part of a year, involves the review of the new codes and the preparation of local amendments to modify the codes to meet the specific needs of the city. Working groups comprised of city staff, representatives from the business, building and residential community, the Building Review Board, and City Council were formed to complete the work. In 2000, 2006, and 2012, the city conducted a review and adoption of the updated codes, and at each interval, the above local amendment to the pl...

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