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Definitions of terms used in plumbing fee calculator

Manufactured home park -- 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" -- 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 -- In a building or premises, the pipe that conveys potable water from the building supply pipe to the plumbing fixtures and other water outlets. 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 carrying potable water from the source of the water supply to a building or other point of use or distribution on the lot. The water service pipe primarily includes all exterior potable water supply located prior to the connection with the water meter inside the building.

Building sewer service -- The part of the horizontal piping of a drainage system that extends from the end of the building drain and that receives the discharge of the building drain and conveys it to a public sewer, private sewer, private sewage disposal system, or other point of disposal. It does not include the mains of a public sewer system, or a public sewage treatment or disposal plant.

Sanitary sewer -- A building sewer that conveys sewage only.

Storm water sewer -- A building sewer that convoys storm water or other drainage, but no sewage.

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, conductor piping, storm sewer piping, interceptors, separators, and catch basins.

Storm drain opening -- 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 so as to separate and retain deleterious, hazardous or undesirable matter from normal wastes while permitting normal sewage or liquid wastes to discharge into the disposal terminal by gravity. 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 so as to separate and retain deleterious, hazardous or undesirable matter from normal wastes while permitting normal sewage or liquid wastes to discharge into the disposal terminal 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 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, Chapter 4714, Table 702.1. 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 in Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4714, Table 702.2(a).

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