Minnesota Administrative Rules
4714 - PLUMBING CODE
4714.0609 - INSTALLATION, TESTING, UNIONS, AND LOCATION.
Subpart 1. Section 609.6.
UPC section 609.6 is amended to read as follows:
609.6 Location. Except as provided in section 609.7, no building supply shall be located in a lot other than the lot that is the site of the building or structure served by the building supply.
609.6.1 Water Supply Near Sources of Contamination. Potable water supply pipes shall not be located in, under, or above cesspools, septic tanks, septic tank drainage fields, seepage pits, soil treatment systems, contaminated soil, sewer manholes, catch basins, storm water storage tanks, buried tanks containing chemicals or petroleum products, or any other source of contamination that in the judgment of the administrative authority might contaminate the potable water supply. A horizontal separation of ten feet shall be maintained between the outer edge of the water supply pipe and the outer edge of the contamination source.Subp. 2. Section 609.
UPC section 609 is amended by adding the following subsection:
609.11 Water Meters. Water meters shall be located inside a building, installed at least 12 inches above the finished floor, and readily accessible. All water meter installations shall be rigidly supported with a permanent support in order to prevent the meter from vibrating when the water is passing through it.
Exceptions: Where installation inside a building is not possible, the water meter may be installed in an enclosed structure not subject to flooding, high groundwater, or surface drainage runoff, provided the meter is protected from freezing. Provisions shall be made to install the meters above grade when possible. When installed below grade, the top of the structure shall be located at least 12 inches above the finished grade, be secured, and be accessible. This structure shall not be connected to any storm or sanitary sewer system.Statutory Authority:
MS s 326B.43; 326B.435History:
40 SR 71Published Electronically:
January 25, 2016