TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER r: WATER AND SEWAGE
PART 890 ILLINOIS PLUMBING CODE
SECTION 890.140 REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS
Section 890.140 Repairs and Alterations
a) Existing Buildings.
1) In existing buildings, including historic buildings, or premises in which plumbing installations are to be altered, renovated or replaced, materials and methods shall meet or exceed the provisions of this Part.
2) Where the Department finds that compliance with all requirements of this Part would result in an undue hardship due to excessive structural or mechanical difficulty, or impracticability, a variance may be granted. The request for a variance must be submitted in writing to the Department for approval prior to installation. The request shall include an explanation of the hardship created by compliance with all requirements of this Part, and shall state the proposed method of installation. Where a variance is granted by the Department, it shall conform with the intent of this Part and shall ensure the optimum level of public health protection practicable.
b) New Buildings. Plumbing materials, methods and workmanship shall meet or exceed the provisions of this Part in all new buildings. No variance from this Part shall be allowed on new building construction.
c) Health and Safety. Where a health or safety hazard exists because of an existing plumbing installation or lack thereof, the owner or his agent shall install additional plumbing or make such corrections as may be necessary to abate the hazard or violation of this Part.
(Source: Amended at 28 Ill. Reg. 4215, effective February 18, 2004)