36-25-1. Definition of terms.

Terms used in this chapter mean:

(1)    "Commission," the State Plumbing Commission created by this chapter;

(2)    "Individual and small on-site wastewater system," a system or facility designed to contain, neutralize, stabilize, disperse, or treat wastewater on or near the location where the wastewater is generated;

(3)    "Plumber," any person other than a plumbing contractor who, as that person's principal occupation, is engaged as an employee of, or otherwise working under, the direction of a plumbing contractor in the installation of plumbing, and who is lawfully qualified and registered as a plumber pursuant to the provisions of this chapter;

(4)    "Plumber's apprentice," any person other than a plumber or plumbing contractor who is engaged in working as an employee of a plumbing contractor under the immediate and personal supervision of either a plumbing contractor or plumber in learning and assisting in the installation of plumbing;

(5)    "Plumbing," the practice of, and the furnishing and the use of materials and fixtures in the installation, extension, and alteration of all piping, fixtures, appliances, and appurtenances in connection with sanitary drainage or storm drainage facilities, the venting system and the public water supply systems, within or adjacent to any building, structure, or conveyance. The term includes the installation, extension, or alterations of the storm-water, liquid waste, or sewerage and water-supply systems of any premises to their connection with any point of public disposal, or other regulated terminal;

(6)    "Plumbing contractor," any person qualified and skilled in the planning, superintending, and the practical installation of plumbing, and otherwise qualified and registered to contract for plumbing installations and conduct the business of plumbing, and familiar with the laws and rules governing plumbing;

(7)    "Plumbing installation certificate," the certificate issued for each installation or occurrence by the commission that authorizes a person to perform plumbing;

(8)    "Plumbing repair work," repairs to keep plumbing in an existing state including repair and replacement of faucets, valves in existing systems, repair of leaks in existing water and waste systems, replacement of damaged water closet and lavatory fixtures if it does not involve changes in rough-in, replacement of temperature and pressure relief valves on existing systems, or cleaning of sewer lines. Plumbing repair work does not include cutting into or extending water or waste lines or rough-in for new plumbing work of any kind.

Source: SL 1970, ch 222, § 1; SL 2003, ch 206, § 1; SL 2003, ch 207, § 1; SL 2021, ch 181, § 2.