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1 DE Admin. Code 702
The Delaware State Fire Prevention Commission, pursuant to 16 Del.C. §6604(1), proposed to revise:
Following publication in the Delaware Register of Regulations on August 1, 2015 a public hearing was held on September 22, 2015. Written comment periods were held open for thirty days, and an additional fifteen days following the public hearing. At the hearing, the Board accepted as evidence and marked as the Board's Exhibit 1 documentation of publication of the notice of the public hearing in the News Journal and as Board Exhibit 2, documentation of publication of the notice of the public hearing in the Delaware State News. During the written public comment period, written public comments were received from the following, and marked as indicated:
Pursuant to discussions held during open public meetings of the Commission, it has been determined that Regulation 702 need to be changed vis a vis the occupancy conversion regulation, clarifying the building rehabilitation requirements, clarifying the automatic sprinkler system, and standpipe regulations to prevent a submission for review and approval of a project in such stages that would have the effect of being less than 50% of the square footage of any building. These changes also make substantive additions to the regulations regarding floor level identification and fire pumps. These changes are necessary to begin to revise the entire administrative code to a more clear, user-friendly regulatory structure that reflects best practices and removes out of date material.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 17th day of November, 2015 by the Delaware State Fire Commission.
1.1.1 All buildings hereinafter constructed shall meet all applicable sections of these Regulations including the codes and standards contained within Regulation 701, Annex A as well as all applicable sections of any building code which is in effect within Delaware or any of its political subdivisions.
1.2.1 Any existing occupancy hereinafter converted to another occupancy shall meet the provisions of §1.1 of this Chapter. this Regulation. All changes in occupancies shell comply with Regulation 702, Chapter 4 and Chapter 5.
1.4.1 All additions connected to existing buildings or structures shall meet the provisions of this Regulation and the Existing Occupancy Chapters of the Life Safety Code, NFPA 101, and National Fire Protection Association Codes and Standards as adopted and/or modified by these Regulations.
Note: This revision eliminates the need for a Two Hour Rated Fire Barrier Wall (Class “C” Fire Barrier) to separate additions from existing buildings. The addition and existing building are both required to meet the Existing Occupancy Chapter of the Life Safety Code. Exception No. 1 restricts the aggregate total of the addition and existing building to 10,000 sq.ft. unless the provisions for providing a sprinkler system are met. Exception No. 2 requires the New Occupancy Chapters when, for example, an addition changes a Class C Assembly to a Class B Assembly.
1.56 Repair of Fire, Explosion or Other Damage.
1.56.1 Whenever a building has been damaged by fire, explosion or other cause and the damaged area is less than 50% of the total area only that section damaged shall meet the provisions of §1.1 of this Chapter.
1.56.2 Whenever a building has been damaged by fire, explosion or other cause and the damaged area is 50% or greater the entire building shall meet the provisions of §1.1 of this Chapter.
2.1.1 Whenever the State Fire Prevention Commission finds a building to be a hazard so inimicable to the safety of the public so as to require correction, in accordance with 16 Del.C. §6603, the applicable existing occupancy sections of the Life Safety Code, NFPA 101, shall be used to provide a reasonable level of safety. In addition the State Fire Marshal may use other Regulations, codes and standards as a guide in achieving a reasonable level of safety.
1.1 A fire barrier is a continuous membrane, either vertical or horizontal, such as a wall or floor assembly, that is designed and constructed with a specified fire resistance rating to limit the spread of fire and which will also restrict the movement of smoke. Fire barriers shall be required to meet all applicable sections of these Regulations.
Note: Two Hour Rated Fire Walls (Class “B” Fire Barriers) are utilized to sub-divide buildings that exceed 10,000 aggregate gross square feet, only where no public or private water distribution is available. See Regulation 702, Chapter 4 of this Regulation.
Note: Exceptions No. 1 and 2 to 3.2.4. These exceptions allow the use of a Class B Barrier without a parapet in buildings up to 20,000 square feet. This type of Class B Barrier can be utilized only one time, and any additional fire barriers shall be parapetted per these Regulations.
Note: Two Hour Rated Fire Barriers (Class “C” Fire Barriers) are utilized to meet the criteria set forth in Regulation 701, Chapter 2, Definitions, One- and Two-Family Dwellings, Townhouse/Rowhouse, or the occupancy is classified as a Multi-Family Residential or Apartment and is required to meet the specifications for that occupancy.
5.1 Sectional plan views of all required Fire Walls and Fire Barrier Walls, shall be submitted as part of the building plans required by Regulation 701, Chapter 4. The Fire Wall and Fire Barrier Wall design shall be listed by a testing laboratory meeting the requirements of Regulation 701, Chapter 5, and the design number and laboratory name shall be provided with the plan submittal.
4.1.1 A single vertical platform lift may be installed in Educational occupancies buildings meeting all of the following criteria:
1.12 Installation Required. Automatic sprinkler systems shall be installed in accordance with the Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems (NFPA 13) in all areas and occupancies as required in the applicable codes and standards as listed in Regulation 701, Annex A of these Regulations as well as the following:
1.12.1 In all buildings exceeding 10,000 square feet of aggregate, gross floor area.
Note: Exception No. 3: It is the intent of this exception not to require the installation of automatic sprinklers in buildings or structures in excess of 10,000 square feet when used for the storage of an identifiable, noncombustible fuel load where the number of occupants is low. For example a building used for the storage of concrete block, concrete pipe, steel, etc.
1.12.2 In all buildings in excess of 40 feet in height or more than four (4) stories in height.
1.12.3 In all buildings or areas thereof used for the storage, fabricating, assembling, manufacturing, processing, display or sale of combustible goods, wares, merchandise, products, or materials when more than two (2) stories or 25 feet in height.
1.12.4 In all basement areas exceeding 2,500 square feet floor area.
1.12.5 In residential occupancies when of:
1.12.5.1 Type V (0,0,0) or Type III (2,0,0) construction and exceeding two (2) stories or 25 feet in height.
1.12.5.2 Type V (1,1,1) and Type III (2,1,1) or Type IV (2,H,H) construction exceeding three (3) stories or 35 feet in height.
Note: Above referenced construction classifications are defined under the Standard on Types of Building Construction, NFPA 220.
1.12.6 In all residential apartment buildings storage areas except individual unit closets that are located within individual residential living units.
1.12.7 In all buildings used as health care occupancies as defined in the Life Safety Code, NFPA 101, as adopted and/or modified by these Regulations.
1.12.8 In all buildings or areas classified as "high hazard" under the Life Safety Code, NFPA 101, or "extra hazard" under the Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, NFPA 13, as adopted and/or modified by these Regulations.
1.12.9 All buildings used as dormitories, in whole or in part, to house students at a public or private school or public or private institution of higher education. (16 Del.C. Ch. 88) This applies to all such dormitories regardless if new or existing.
1.23 Installation and Plan Review.
1.23.1 All automatic fire suppression systems shall be installed in accordance with the applicable codes and standards as listed in Regulation 701, Annex A.
1.23.2 Plans of all proposed automatic fire suppression systems shall be submitted to the State Fire Marshal for review and approval in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 701, Chapter 4.
2.12 Where Required.
2.12.1 Standpipes shall be provided in all areas and buildings as required in the codes and standards listed in Regulation 701, Annex A as well as the following areas or buildings:
2.12.2 In all Class A and Class B places of assembly and institutional occupancies two (2) stories or 25 feet in height or over.
2.12.3 In any building over three (3) stories.
2.12.4 In any building over 35 feet in height.
2.12.5 In any building that has a floor above the first floor over 10,000 square feet gross floor area.
2.12.6 In all buildings where the 1st floor exceeds 60,000 gross square feet, a Class I horizontal standpipe system installed in accordance with the applicable codes and standards listed in Regulation 701, Annex A of these Regulations shall be provided.
2.23 Installation.
2.23.1 All standpipe systems shall be installed in accordance with the applicable codes and standards listed in Regulation 701, Annex A.
2.23.2 The standpipe system shall be carried up with each floor and shall be installed and ready for use as each floor progresses. Standpipes shall not be more than one floor below the highest forms of staging.
2.34 Floor Level Identification.
2.34.1 A sign shall be provided at each landing, in all interior stairways, designating the floor level.
12.0 Mid Rise Building Fire Protection Features Required.
12.1 Fire Command Center
12.1.1 Every Mid Rise building shall contain a fire command center for fire department operations in a location reviewed by the responsible Fire Chief and approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
12.1.2 The fire command center shall contain the following:
12.1.2.1 Fire detection and alarm system annunciator panels and smoke management panels
12.1.2.2 Status indicator for elevator and annunciator indicating which elevators are operational
12.1.2.3 Status indicators and controls for air handling
12.1.2.4 Emergency power, light and system controls; and status indicators
12.1.2.5 Telephone and internet access for fire department use
12.1.2.6 Emergency and standby power status indicators
12.1.2.7 Generator supervision devices and manual start and transfer features
12.1.2.8 Controls for unlocking fire exit stairway doors simultaneously
12.1.2.9 Controls required for smoke control
12.1.2.10 Important Keys to include
12.1.2.10.1 Elevator machine room
12.1.2.10.2 Elevator hoistway door access key
12.1.2.10.3 Side access door elevator car key
12.1.2.10.4 Electric room keys
12.1.2.10.5 Fire pump room keys
12.1.2.10.6 Mechanical room keys
12.1.2.10.7 Any master key
12.1.2.11 As built drawings. Specific types and format of drawings to be determined by the Office of the State Fire Marshal at time of plan review.
12.1.3 The Office of the State Fire Marshal may reduce the requirements of §1.1.2 of this Chapter if the Office of the State Fire Marshal determines that a specific item is not necessary for a specific building.
12.1.4 It is not the intent of this section to require a room solely for the purpose of a fire command center. The fire command center can be constructed as part of a lobby, security office, or other accessible gathering area. However, this area must meet the minimum criteria specified in this section for equipment, location, and personnel use.
12.2 Fire Alarm and Detection
12.2.1 Every Mid Rise building shall be provided with a fire alarm and detection system in accordance with the Life Safety Code, (NFPA 101) and other provisions of the Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations.
12.2.2 Every Mid Rise building shall be provided with a standard manual fire alarm system with audio and visual devices in accordance with the National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72).
12.3 Smoke Management
12.3.1 Every Mid Rise building shall have fire exit stair tower pressurization in accordance with NFPA [92A 92] and include Areas of Refuge if located in an enclosed area other than an exit stair tower.
12.3.2 Except for the lobby at main entrance level, all elevators lobbies shall be separated from the remainder of the floor by a smoke barrier. The elevator lobby is permitted to serve additional elevators.
12.3.3 The elevator lobbies shall be permitted to be open to the remainder of the floor in buildings equipped with a mechanical smoke control system that will restrict smoke and hot gases from entering the elevator shaft on the fire floor.
12.4 Standby Power, Light, and Emergency Systems
12.4.1 Every Mid Rise building shall be provided with an emergency power supply.
12.4.2 Standby power, light and emergency systems shall comply with the provisions of NFPA 110, or NFPA 111 as adopted and modified by these Regulations.
12.4.3 The fuel supply located on premises shall be sufficient for not less than two hours of the full demand operation of the system.
12.4.4 The standby system shall have a rated capability needed to simultaneously supply all equipment required to be operational during an emergency.
12.4.5 All required lighting, smoke management pressurization, electrically powered fire pumps and at least one elevator shall be connected to the standby power source. Elevators shall be provided with a selective load switch to allow transfer of power to each elevator. This will permit each elevator to be returned to the lobby and placed out of service except for fire department service.
12.4.6 Emergency Systems. Exit signs, exit illumination, and elevator car lighting shall be considered emergency systems, shall be connected to the standby source and shall operate within ten seconds of failure of the normal power supply.
12.4.7 Areas of Refuge. Areas of Refuge shall be provided in accordance with the requirements of this Regulation, Chapter 3.
23.0 High Rise Building Fire Protection Features Required.
23.1 Fire Command Center
23.1.1 Every High Rise building shall contain a fire command center for fire department operations in a location reviewed by the responsible Fire Chief and approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
23.1.2 The fire command center shall contain the following:
23.1.2.1 Voice alarm and public address panels
23.1.2.2 Fire department communications panel
23.1.2.3 Fire detection and alarm system annunciator panels and smoke management panels
23.1.2.4 Status indicator for elevator and annunciator indicating which elevators are operational
23.1.2.5 Status indicators and controls for air handling systems
23.1.2.6 Controls for unlocking all fire exit stairway doors simultaneously
23.1.2.7 Emergency power, light and system controls; and status indicators
23.1.2.8 Telephone and internet access for fire department use
23.1.2.9 Emergency and standby power status indicators
23.1.2.10 Generator supervision devices and manual start and transfer features
23.1.2.11 Public address system, where specifically required by other sections of this Code
23.1.2.12 Controls required for smoke control
23.1.2.13 Important Keys to include
23.1.2.13.1 Elevator machine room
23.1.2.13.2 Elevator hoistway door access key
23.1.2.13.3 Side access door elevator car key
23.1.2.13.4 Electric room keys
23.1.2.13.5 Fire pump room keys
23.1.2.13.6 Mechanical room keys
23.1.2.13.7 Any master key
23.1.2.14 As built drawings. Specific types and format of drawings to be determined by the Office of the State Fire Marshal at time of plan review.
23.1.3 The fire command center shall be separated from the remainder of the building by one-hour construction and equipped with a heating, ventilating and air conditioning system that will prevent smoke laden air from entering the space.
23.1.4 It is not the intent of this section to require a room dedicated for this purpose, but the area provided must be available for immediate use in case of emergency.
23.1.5 The room shall be a minimum of 96 square feet with a minimum dimension of 8 feet.
23.1.6 The fire command room door shall be clearly identified for use by the fire department.
23.2 Emergency Voice/Alarm Communications and Detection System
23.2.1 Every High Rise building shall be equipped with a voice alarm, communication and detection system which shall be installed in accordance with the applicable codes and standards listed in Regulation 701, Annex A of these Regulations; and approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
23.3 Public Address System
23.3.1 A public address communication system shall be part of the Emergency Voice/Alarm Communications System as required in §2.2 §3.2 of this Chapter. The system shall be designed to be clearly heard by all occupants of the building and shall operate from the fire command center. It shall be established on a selective or general basis to the following terminal areas:
23.3.1.1 Elevators
23.3.1.2 Elevator lobbies
23.3.1.3 Corridors
23.3.1.4 Exit stairways
23.3.1.5 Rooms and tenant spaces exceeding 1,000 square feet in area
23.3.1.6 Dwelling units and guest rooms or suites.
23.4 Fire Department Communication System
23.4.1 A two way fire department communication system in accordance with the National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72) shall be provided for fire department use.
23.4.2 An alternative fire department radio enhancement system installed within the building shall be permitted in lieu of a two way fire department communications system, when approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
23.5 Door Operation
23.5.1 All fire exit stairway doors which are to be locked from the stairway side shall have the capability of being unlocked simultaneously without unlatching upon a signal from the Fire Command Center.
23.6 Elevators
23.6.1 In every High Rise building at least one elevator service shall be provided for fire department emergency access to all floors.
23.6.2 Except for the main entrance level, all elevators shall open into a lobby (which may serve additional elevators) separated from the remainder of the building by a smoke barrier. Janitor closets, chutes, guest or tenant rooms, and service rooms shall not open into the elevator lobby. In addition, the provisions of ANSI Standard A 17.1 shall apply.
23.6.3 The elevator lobbies shall be permitted to be open to the remainder of the floor in buildings equipped with a mechanical smoke control system that will restrict smoke and hot gases from entering the elevator shaft on the fire floor.
23.7 Smoke Management Systems
23.7.1 In every High Rise building a Smoke Management system shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 92A, 92B and approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Such system shall provide the following:
23.7.1.1 Egress Stair Tower Pressurization
23.7.1.2 Area of Refuge Pressurization
23.7.1.3 Horizontal Exit Passageway Pressurization
23.7.1.4 Fire Floor Smoke Exhaust
23.7.1.5 Floor Above and Below Fire Floor Pressurization
23.7.1.6 Other criteria as deemed necessary by the Office of the State Fire Marshal for Unusual Spaces.
23.7.2 Smoke management system operation/actuation shall be approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
23.8 Standby Power, Light, And Emergency Systems
23.8.1 In every High Rise building an emergency power supply shall be installed.
23.8.2 Standby power, light and emergency systems shall comply with the provisions of the Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, NFPA 110, as adopted and/or modified by these Regulations.
23.8.3 Fuel Supply. An on premises fuel supply sufficient for not less than two hours full demand operation of the system shall be provided.
23.8.4 Generating Capacity. The standby system shall have a capacity and rating that will supply all equipment required to be operational at the same time. The generating capacity need not be sized to operate all the connected electrical equipment simultaneously.
23.8.5 All power, lighting, signal, and communication systems required by this Regulation shall automatically transfer to a standby source. The standby power system shall be connected to all systems listed in the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.
23.9 Emergency Systems
23.9.1 Exit signs, exit illumination, and elevator car lighting are classified as emergency systems and shall operate within ten seconds of failure of the normal power supply and must also be connected to the standby source.
23.9.2 All required lighting, smoke management pressurization, electrically powered fire pumps and at least one elevator shall be connected to the standby power source. Elevators shall be provided with a selective load switch to allow transfer of power to each elevator. This will permit each elevator to be returned to the lobby and placed out of service except for fire department service.
23.10 Areas of Refuge. Areas of Refuge shall be provided in accordance with the requirements of Regulation 702, Chapter 3.
34.0 Large Area Buildings.
34.1 Application. The application of this Chapter pertains to any building exceeding one-hundred thousand (100,000) square feet gross floor area on any one floor. This Chapter does not apply to Strip Shopping/Office Center with no individual tenant exceeding 100,000 sq. ft.
34.1.1 If any one individual tenant in a Strip Shopping/Office Center exceeds 100,000 sq. ft. per floor, these requirements shall apply only to those tenants.
34.2 Horizontal Standpipes.
34.2.1 Horizontal Standpipes shall be required in accordance with Regulation 702, Chapter 4 of these Regulations
34.3 Emergency Voice/Alarm Communications and Detection System.
34.3.1 Large area buildings shall be equipped with a voice alarm, communication and detection system which shall be installed in accordance with the applicable codes and standards listed in Regulation 701, Annex A of these Regulations; and approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal
34.4 Fire Command Station.
34.4.1 Large area buildings containing Health Care Occupancies, Ambulatory Health Care and Detention and Correction Occupancies shall contain a fire command center for fire department operations in a location reviewed by the responsible Fire Chief and approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The Office of the State Fire Marshal may require a Fire Command Center for other Large Area Buildings.
34.4.2 The fire command center shall contain the following:
34.4.2.1 Voice alarm and public address panels
34.4.2.2 Fire department communications panel
34.4.2.3 Fire detection and alarm system annunciator panels and smoke management panels
34.4.2.4 Status indicator for elevator and annunciator indicating which elevators are operational
34.4.2.5 Status indicators and controls for air handling systems
34.4.2.6 Controls for unlocking all fire exit stairway doors simultaneously
34.4.2.7 Emergency power, light and system controls; and status indicators
34.4.2.8 Telephone and internet access for fire department use
34.4.2.9 Emergency and standby power status indicators
34.4.2.10 Generator supervision devices and manual start and transfer features
34.4.2.11 Public address system, where specifically required by other sections of this Code
34.4.2.12 Controls required for smoke control
34.4.2.13 Important keys to include
34.4.2.13.1 Elevator machine room
34.4.2.13.2 Elevator hoistway door access key
34.4.2.13.3 Side access door elevator car key
34.4.2.13.4 Electric room keys
34.4.2.13.5 Fire pump room keys
34.4.2.13.6 Mechanical room keys
34.4.2.13.7 Any master key
34.4.2.14 As built drawings. Specific types and format of drawings to be determined by the Office of the State Fire Marshal at time of plan review.
34.4.3 The fire command center shall be separated from the remainder of the building by one-hour construction and equipped with a heating, ventilating and air conditioning system that will prevent smoke laden air from entering the space.
34.4.4 It is not the intent of this section to require a room dedicated for this purpose, but the area provided must be available for immediate use in case of emergency.
34.4.5 The room shall be a minimum of 96 square feet with a minimum dimension of 8 feet.
34.4.6 The fire command room door shall be clearly identified for use by the fire department.
34.5 Smoke Management Systems
34.5.1 Large area buildings shall be equipped with a smoke management system approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, designed in accordance with §3.5.2 or §3.5.3 §4.5.2 or §4.5.3, and shall be capable of being operated by the fire department.
34.5.2 This smoke control system shall, at a minimum, consist of manually operated smoke vents installed in accordance with the Standard for Smoke and Heat Venting, NFPA 204 with the following criteria:
34.5.2.1 One, 100 sq. ft. vent per 25,000 sq. ft. of floor area.
34.5.2.2 Each vent shall be centrally located within the 25,000 sq. ft. protected area.
34.5.3 Large Area buildings using mechanical means of smoke management shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 92A, NFPA 92B and approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Such system shall provide the following:
34.5.3.1 Egress Stair Tower Pressurization if stairs are more than three (3) communicating floor levels
34.5.3.2 Area of Refuge Pressurization
34.5.3.3 Horizontal Exit Passageway Pressurization
34.5.3.4 Fire Floor or Fire Area Smoke Exhaust
34.5.3.5 Other Criteria as deemed necessary by the Office of the State Fire Marshal for Unusual Spaces
34.5.4 Smoke management system operation/actuation shall be approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Note: As per NFPA 92A and NFPA 92B, the smoke management system shall be provided with a graphic annunciator and manual override panel to be located in the fire command center. The design and operation of the graphic annunciator shall be approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
34.6 Standby Power, Light, and Emergency Systems.
34.6.1 Large area buildings shall be equipped with standby power, light, smoke management system and emergency systems which shall comply with the provisions of the Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, NFPA 110, as adopted and/or modified by these Regulations.
Note: New Castle County Code Chapter 40, Article 12, Sewer and Water Impact:
Note: New Castle County Code Chapter 40 Article 22, Drainage, Utilities, Septic Systems, Parking, Loading, and Lighting:
Note: Any flammable and combustible liquid and gas site that falls within the scope of a specific NFPA code, as adopted and/or modified by these Regulations, shall be subject to additional requirements, for water supplies, including, but not limited to, the following:
Note: Exception: It is the intent of this exception not to require water distribution systems when four or less single family detached dwellings are constructed in close proximity to each other (less than 100 feet). It is not the intent of this exception to allow or condone the construction of multiple groups of four (4) or less single family detached dwelling units wherein the arrangement of those groups constitutes a configuration that, in the opinion of the State Fire Marshal, would support a self propagating fire from one fuel station to the next.
1 A fire alarm signaling system shall be provided. See §3.1.4.
Rowhouses1 & Townhouses1
1Sites in New Castle County are subject to the provisions of New Castle County Code Chapter 40 Article 5. See Note on §1.4.1 and §1.4.2.
Note: Fire Flow Table 2, Hydrant Spacing. The phrase, “on center” is intended to represent the maximum distance fire hydrants are spaced from each other. Proper application of this intention would generally provide a fire department with a maximum “hose lay” to a hydrant that would not exceed 500 feet for One & Two Family Dwellings, and 400 feet for all other structures.
Note: Fire Flow Table 3: For example, if 1,000 GPM is required for a 9,000 sq. ft. Business Occupancy, but only 500 GPM is available, or 50%, then the required setbacks shall be reduced by 50% so that the Minimum Setback (MSB) from property lines would be 7.5 feet, instead of 15 feet, and the Exposure Hazard on the Same Property (EHSP) would be five feet, instead of ten feet.
Note: This section would not apply to new construction, but only to existing developments with the current infrastructure unable to provide adequate fire protection in accordance with these Regulations. Any agreements, alternatives, variances or exceptions granted prior to the adoption of this change shall remain in effect.
Central or Public Water System” shall mean all suppliers of or providers of water with the exception as noted in §1.3.1 of this Chapter.
Distribution, Transmission or Supply Infrastructure” shall mean all mains, water lines, distribution, transmission or supply mains or lines, fire hydrants, fittings, connections, tanks, and all equipment intended for water distribution.
2.1 All water suppliers covered under the provisions of this Chapter shall provide a minimum flow of water to all areas of their system of at least 500 GPM above calculated domestic demand at a residual pressure of at least 20 PSI.
3.1 All water suppliers covered under the provisions of this Chapter shall provide a water supply capable of the minimum flow of 500 GPM at a residual pressure of at least 20 PSI for at least two (2) hours. Where the water supply serves only one and two family dwellings, it shall be capable of the minimum flow of 500 GPM at a residual pressure of at least 20 PSI for at least one (1) hour.
6.1 All water suppliers that depend on electrically driven pumps to sustain the water distribution systems must provide auxiliary power systems to drive the pumps in the event of an electrical failure that will render the electric pumps out-of-service.
7.1 All water suppliers must submit engineering grade plans, hydraulic calculations, pump data, and other required specifications to the Office of the State Fire Marshal for review and approval, pursuant to the State Fire Prevention Regulations with respect to submission of plans and fees, for all work when extending or improving their franchise districts, their coverage areas, their distribution transmission or supply infrastructure, and any modifications to their water systems.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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