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Definitions of terms used in plumbing fee calculator

Manufactured home park -- "Manufactured home park" means any site, lot, field or tract of land upon which two or more occupied manufactured homes are located, either free of charge or for compensation, and includes any building, structure, tent, vehicle or enclosure used or intended for use as part of the equipment of the manufactured home park (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 327.14, subd. 3)

"Campground" -- "Campground" is defined as a parcel or parcels of land with permanent buildings, tents or other structures together with appurtenances thereon, established or maintained as living quarters.

Building water distribution system -- The piping that conveys water from building water service pipe to the point of usage. The water distribution system begins after the water meter connection and includes all potable water supply piping inside the building.

Building water service -- The pipe from the water main or other source of water supply to the water distribution system of the building served. The water service pipe primarily includes all potable water supply located prior to the connection with the water meter inside the building.

Building sewer service -- A general term that includes both sanitary or storm water drainage piping located within the property line that extends from at least one foot outside the building footings to a legal point of disposal. It does not include the mains of a public sewer system, or a public sewage treatment or disposal plant.

Sanitary sewer -- "Sanitary sewer" means a sewer which carries sewage and excludes storm, surface, and ground water (Minnesota Rules, part 4715.0100, subpart 94)

Storm water sewer -- "Storm sewer" means a sewer used for conveying ground water, rain water, surface water or similar nonpolluting wastes (Minnesota Rules, part 4715.0100, subpart 108).

Storm water drainage system -- This is an all inclusive term for the rain water drainage system inside and outside the building. It includes roof drains, overflow roof drains, rainwater leader piping, storm sewer piping, interceptors, separators, and catch basins.

Storm drain opening -- A storm drain opening is a roof drain or an overflow roof drain. Each individual roof drain or overflow roof drain is equal to one opening.

Interceptor (sanitary and storm water) -- A device designed and installed in order to separate and retain deleterious, hazardous or undesirable matter from normal wastes while permitting normal sewage or liquid wastes to discharge into the drainage system by gravity (Minnesota Rules, part 4715.0100, subpart 66). This definition applies to any intercepting device to be installed on the sanitary sewer or the storm sewer systems.

Sanitary separator-- A device designed and installed to separate deleterious, hazardous or undesirable matter from normal wastes while permitting normal sewage or liquid wastes to discharge into the drainage system by gravity flow. This is the same definition as an interceptor with the only difference being the intended function of the device.

Catch basins -- A catch basin is a device that receives storm water drainage from an outside surface area. They are usually located in parking lots or in areas where the removal of storm water buildup is desirable.

Drainage fixture units -- A predefined numerical value assigned to plumbing fixtures listed in Minnesota Rules, part 4715.2300, subpart 3. For any plumbing fixture that is not specifically listed, a drainage fixture unit value can be determined according to the drainage outlet of the unlisted fixture or trap size listed on the bottom of the chart.

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