Plumbing and Pools (Public)

Plumbing​

The Division of Industry Services provides required plan review for a variety of plumbing systems and individual fixtures for public buildings. Tables 82.20-1 and -2 provide listings of those systems and fixtures.  An important criteria is that when 16 or more plumbing fixtures are being newly installed or affected by alterations and additions plumbing plan review is probably needed.

  • Any public building in which more than 16 fixtures are being installed or remodeled needs plan review. 
  • There are individual fixtures that at times need plan review. 
  • A rental property that has three or more dwellings is subject to review.

The Division administers water and sewer service provided in a mobile home park. Pre-installation plan review of the water and sewer systems in the park is done as a plumbing system plan review.

Cross connection control devices have plan review? Review of CCC devices is required when the device is part of an overall plan review. Review of some individual devices is required in health care facilities. In other cases, registration of the devices is required. See SPS 382.20.

Is inspection involved? Inspections are performed by local plumbing inspectors.


Pools (Public)

The design for the construction, alteration, or reconstruction of a public swimming pool or public whirlpool shall be submitted to the Division of Industry Services for review in accordance with SPS 390.04. Public swimming pool" means a pool used for one or more purposes described in SPS 390.03(11) except for a pool serving fewer than three individual residential quarters such as homes or apartments.

A public swimming pool includes a pool serving or installed for the state or any political subdivision of the state, including a school district; a pool serving or installed at a motel, hotel, resort, camp, club, association, housing development or school, or a religious, charitable or youth organization; a mobile pool; and a pool at an educational or rehabilitative institution. Included in the meaning of a "public swimming pool" are buildings, equipment and appurtenances, irrespective of whether or not a fee is charged for their use.

Is inspection involved?
Inspection is required by SPS 390.04(6) for every pool. When a plan is approved, one copy is sent to the inspector in that area. A rough-in inspection is required when the piping system is installed and before the concrete is poured. The pool contractor, engineer or architect must contact the inspector via telephone to schedule the rough-in inspection. When the pool is complete, a final inspection is also required and is made when the architect or engineer responsible for the project contacts the inspector. The architect or engineer responsible for the project must provide the equipment required by the inspector. A pool may not be licensed before the inspector approves the construction. The construction inspections are done by Industry Services staff.


Plan Submittal Questions

Please email questions regarding plan submittal to DspsSbPlanSchedule@wi.gov.