(a) Loans may be made for: (1) connecting residences to water distribution systems; (2) providing yard service connections; (3) providing indoor plumbing facilities, including bathroom sink, shower, and bathtub, all of which must have low-flow shower head, hot water heater, kitchen sink, and low-flow toilet; (4) connecting residents to sewer collection systems, or providing suitable on-site wastewater disposal systems to enable such residences to meet applicable county or city code requirements; (5) retrofitting existing plumbing with low-flow fixtures, provided that priority will be given to funding plumbing fixtures where those do not currently exist; (6) correcting deficiencies in residences that lack an adequate foundation, walls, and roof for a bathroom, as a part of the plumbing improvements; and (7) paying any necessary connection
fees, design costs, and applicable permit fees. (b) All work must be completed according to local building and plumbing codes and other applicable regulations. In areas that lack plumbing codes, improvements must be made to meet the standards of the Southern Plumbing Code. In areas that lack building codes, improvements must be made to meet the standards of the Southern Building Code. All plumbing improvements will be performed, supervised or approved by licensed plumbers or an installer authorized by the regulatory authority with jurisdiction over the installation of the plumbing improvement at issue. Any required design work must be performed, supervised or approved by a registered engineer. (c) No loans will be made by the borrower to individuals for the purpose of providing suitable on-site wastewater disposal systems if the board finds that the individuals will receive wastewater services within a reasonable time as determined by the board
but in no event greater than five years from the date the loan is closed with the board.
Source Note: The provisions of this §370.24 adopted to be effective October 11, 1991, 16 TexReg 5331; amended to be effective August 11, 1995, 20 TexReg 5615.