ORDINANCE NO. BL2002-1167


An ordinance to amend Metropolitan Code of Laws Section 15.16.240, 15.16.260, 15.16.270, and 15.16.290 by removing the approval of lead water pipes and galvanized water pipes for installation in the public distribution system.

WHEREAS, the installation of lead water pipe is no longer permitted under Federal and State law, in public water supplies; and

WHEREAS, galvanized iron is undesirable as a water pipe material between the public main and the water meter; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government to amend Sections 15.16.240, 15.16.260, 15.16.270, and 15.16.290 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws referencing to lead and galvanized pipe; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.

SECTION 1. That Metropolitan Code 15.16.240 (A) be replaced with the following:
A. All water service pipes three inches in diameter and under shall be copper from the main to the water meter. For pipes less than two inches in diameter, the copper pipe must be Type K, and for pipes between two inches and three inches in diameter the copper must be Type L.

SECTION 2. That Metropolitan Code 15.16.240 (B) is amended by deleting this code section in its entirety.

SECTION 3. That Metropolitan Code 15.16.240 (C) be amended by re-labeling this as paragraph B and replaced with the following:
B. All service pipes larger than three inches in diameter must be ductile iron material with a minimum rating of Class 52 in accordance with the American Waterworks Association specifications.

SECTION 4. That Metropolitan Code 15.16.240 (D) is amended by deleting this code section in its entirety.

SECTION 5. That Metropolitan Code 15.16.240 (E) is amended by re-labeling this as paragraph C.

SECTION 6. That Metropolitan Code 15.16.260 is amended by deleting this code section in its entirety.

SECTION 7. That Metropolitan Code 15.16.270 is amended by deleting this code section in its entirety.

SECTION 8. The Metropolitan Code 15.16.290 is to be replaced with the following:
Approved pipe for connection to the public water system shall be on the job site ready for inspection before any tap to the main shall be made by the department. This shall apply to run-to-curb connections and connections on which no meter is set at the time service is run from the main to within the curb line.

SECTION 9. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requires it.

Sponsored by: Amanda McClendon, Jim Shulman

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Introduced: August 20, 2002
Passed First Reading: August 20, 2002
Referred to: Codes Committee
Public Works Committee
Deferred: September 17, 2002
Passed Second Reading: October 1, 2002
Passed Third Reading: October 15, 2002
Approved: October 16, 2002
By: Bill Purcell


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