Local Law 110 Added to NYC Plumbing Code

July 21, 2015

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The New York City Plumbing Code was recently amended to require residential buildings, in the event of an emergency, to provide drinking water to a common area supplied directly through pressure in the public water main.

Buildings that supply potable water from the public water main for dwelling units and sleeping units in occupancy groups I-1, R-1, R-2 and R-3 with the assistance of pumps, shall provide additional fixtures that, in an emergency, when such pumps are inoperable, are capable of supplying potable water from the public water main to the building utilizing only the available pressure from the public water main. 

This is a retroactive requirement for all existing buildings greater than 5 stories.  Required buildings will have to comply by December 2021.

For further information and exceptions, please email Jon Colatrella at jcolatrella@hlzimmerman.com

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