Article IV. Plumbing

5.04.280 Plumbing code adopted.

The edition of the International Plumbing Code, which shall be the most recently adopted by the South Carolina Building Codes Council, together with all subsequent revisions thereto is adopted as the code of the city relating to the installation of all plumbing, including the pipes for distributing the water supply, the fixtures for using water and drainage pipe for removing waste water and sewage, together with fittings and appurtenances of various kinds, all within or adjacent to the buildings within the city or where connected to the city's sewerage system, and the whole thereof, except the portions as are hereafter deleted, altered or amended, is incorporated herein as fully as if set out at length, and all plumbers shall be required to make installations in conformity with the code and the regulations contained therein, a copy of which code is on file in the office of the fire chief. In the event of any conflict with the provisions of the plumbing code and the provisions of this code, state law or ordinances, rules or regulations, the provisions of this code, state law or ordinances, rules or regulations shall prevail and be controlling.

(Ord. O-17-95 § 1 (part), 1995; Ord. O-10-93 § 4 (part), 1993; Ord. 05-92, 1992; prior code § 5-1-41)

(Ord. No. O-14-13, 11-21-2013)

5.04.290 Sewer line maintenance.


It shall be the duty and responsibility of every property owner who taps into the sewer system of the city of Travelers Rest to maintain the integrity of all collector, inflow lines or other sewer lines that feed into the sewer system for the city of Travelers Rest in conformity with the standards for sewer line construction set forth in the most current edition of the Standard Plumbing Code.


Each and every property owner shall have the duty to examine their particular private sewer lines and regularly maintain them. If upon inspection by the property owner or the city of Travelers Rest it is determined that the sewer lines of the property owner have malfunctioned, developed leaks, cracks or openings or permit infiltration from storm- water or improper sources then the property owner shall have the duty to make such repairs as are necessary in a timely fashion in conformity with the Standard Plumbing Code.


The timeliness of repairs and appeals from the determination of the building official shall be governed by the same procedures as set forth in the standard codes adopted by the city of Travelers Rest.


Violations of the ordinance codified in this section shall be punishable as a misdemeanor to the maximum extent of jurisdictional penalty established for the municipal court system of the city of Travelers Rest.

(Ord. O-07-96 §§ 1 (part), 2, 3, 4, 1996)