The provisions of this article shall apply to and govern plumbing which shall be defined to include the practice, materials and fixtures used in the installation, maintenance, extension and alteration of all pipes, fixtures, appliances and appurtenances in connection with any of the following: sanitary drainage or storm drainage facilities, the venting systems, within or adjacent to any building or structure or conveyance in the city; also the practice and materials used in the installation, maintenance, extension or alteration of the sewerage system or storm water facilities of any premises to and connection with any point of public disposal or other terminal.

There is hereby incorporate by reference as provided by law for the purpose of establishing rules and regulations governing plumbing with the city that certain standard plumbing code known as “Uniform Plumbing Code, 1994 Edition”, adopted by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, save and except such section as are hereafter deleted modified or amended, which not less than three (3) copies are or have been filed with the office of city clerk and identified, marked or stamped as provided by statute, and the aforesaid code is hereby incorporated by reference as fully as if set out at length herein, and from and after. the date on which this article shall take effect, the provisions thereof shall be controlling with respect to all subject, and matters therein contained within the corporate limits of the city except as to the further provisions of this article

(K.S.A. 12-3009, 3012)

Hereafter it shall be unlawful to do any plumbing work or install any house plumbing or place any house sewer drains or attach the same to any public sewer or connect any fixture to private sewage disposal system in the city, except that the same be done in accordance with the provisions of this article and said standard plumbing code.

Any person, firm or corporation desiring to install any system of plumbing or to alter, reconstruct or renew any plumbing or to connect any building sewer to the sanitary sewer system of the city or to a private sewage disposal system shall first apply to the city clerk for a permit to do such work. (b) No permit shall be required for the making of repairs which do not in any way alter or replace any existing systems of plumbing or water pipes.

There is hereby created the office of plumbing inspector for the City of Minneapolis. The designated agent of the City shall, in addition to the duties now imposed upon him or her by ordinance, shall perform the duties of plumbing inspector, as hereinafter set forth.

It shall be the duty of the plumbing inspector to inspect all jobs of plumbing hereafter done in the city, for the purpose of this article, and such rules and regulations concerning health and sanitation as may be made and promulgated from time to time by the board of health of said city and the State Board of Health of the State of Kansas. He shall keep a record of all inspections made by him, issue certificates to parties completing jobs of plumbing, inspect all buildings being erected, alter or repaired with regard to plumbing therein, and shall see that all plumbing, drainage and sewer work is done in first class workmanlike manner, and shall see that all the rules and regulations for plumbing and drainage set forth in this article are complied with and obeyed. He shall have the power to reject any job of plumbing which is not done in accordance with the provisions of this article, and for accomplishing the purposes set forth, he shall have the right to enter upon any premises containing plumbing or drains to ascertain whether the provisions of this article have been and are being complied with: Provided, that any owner of a building, the plumbing of which has been rejected by said inspector, who may feel aggrieved at the decision of such inspector, may personally appeal to the governing body of the city and have such order of rejection reviewed and the decision of said governing body shall be final.

It shall be unlawful for any person to in any manner interfere with or prevent or hinder the inspector of plumbing in the discharge of his or her duties under the provisions of this article.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this article, or doing any of the acts or things prohibited by this article, or failing or refusing to perform any duty imposed by this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00), or be imprisoned not to exceed thirty (30) days, or be both so fined and imprisoned. Each day during or on which the violation occurs or continues shall constitute a separate offense.

The owner of all houses or business, buildings, or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation, or other purposes where water is required for drinking, cooling, bathing, and sewage disposal, situated within the city limits of the City of Minneapolis abutting on any street, alley, or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located near public water mains, is hereby required at his or her own expense to make connection to such public water main. From and after the date of this Ordinance, no water well for use as part of a private water system, shall be constructed and used within the corporate limits; a private use well is defined as private well bringing water from a well to a house or business, building, or any property used for human occupancy, employment, recreation, or other purpose where water is required for drinking, cooling, bathing and sewage disposal. The use of all wells, public or private may be restricted, upon declaration by the Governor of the State of Kansas of a drought emergency. Said restrictions shall follow City drought policy.

(a)   No person shall drill or operate a water well within the city limits of the City of Minneapolis without first obtaining a permit therefore. All applications for permits shall be made in writing to the city clerk, on forms approved by the city clerk.

(b)   A well permit fee of $25.00 shall be paid in advance at the time of submitting an application under this section to the city clerk.