§ 48-54.   Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 
General. All plumbing fixtures shall be properly installed and maintained in working order, and shall be
kept free from obstructions, leaks and defects and be capable of performing the function for which such
plumbing fixtures are designed. All plumbing fixtures shall be maintained in a safe, sanitary and
functional condition. 
Fixture clearances. Plumbing fixtures shall have adequate clearances for usage and cleaning. 
Plumbing system hazards. Where it is found that a plumbing system in a structure constitutes a hazard to
the occupants or the structure by reason of inadequate service, inadequate venting, cross connection,
back-flow, improper installation, deterioration or damage or for similar reasons, the Code official shall
require the defects to be corrected to eliminate the hazard.