The Chicago Plumbing Code

§ 18-29-701


§ 18-29-701.1 Scope.

The provisions of this article shall govern the materials, design, construction and installation of sanitary drainage systems.

§ 18-29-701.2 Sewer required.

Every building in which plumbing fixtures are installed and every premises having drainage piping shall be connected to a public sewer, where available. When a public sewer is not available, drain pipes from buildings shall be connected to an approved system of sewage disposal.

§ 18-29-701.3 Separate sewer connection.

Every 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 in the street. New connections to the public sewer in alleys are not allowed.

§ 18-29-701.4 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.

§ 18-29-701.5 Damage to drainage system or public sewer.

Wastes detrimental to the public sewer system or detrimental to the functioning of the sewage-treatment plant shall be treated and disposed of as determined by the commissioner of sewers.

§ 18-29-701.6 Tests.

The sanitary drainage system shall be inspected and tested in accordance with Sections § 18-29-312 through

§ 18-29-701.7 Connections.

Direct connection of a steam exhaust, blowoff or drip pipe shall not be made with the building drainage system. Waste water when discharged into the building drainage system shall be at a temperature not higher than 180F (78C). When higher temperatures exist, approved cooling methods shall be provided.