Development Services Water Section (DSWS)
Development Services Water Section (DSWS) is responsible for reviewing all developer-initiated projects related to water/wastewater improvements; which includes: plat reviews, final plat acceptance letter requests, IPRC plan reviews, alignment walk letter requests, PDC Reviews, miscellaneous project application review
In order to connect the City’s water, wastewater, or reclaim system the property must be platted, located within the City’s limits, and be located within the current Certificates of Convenience and Necessity (CCN). The developer will have an engineer or architect prepare a site plan and evaluate existing utility availability. The Water Department will determine if extensions will be required from the existing system and if water or sewer studies will be required before submitting plat applications, new building permits, or documents for the IPRC and CFA processes. The construction of public water and sewer to serve the property could be subject to the previously described IPRC and CFA processes.
The City Engineers handle reviews and resubmittals of projects submitted for IPRC. To support IPRC review, two form types are required for all IPRC plan submittals, those being the Water/Sewer Acceptance Letter and the Alignment Walk Request Letter. It is encouraged to request a pre-submittal meeting in effort to resolve any alignment issues.
Water/Sewer Acceptance Letter
Provided by Water Planning: email@example.com
When making the request, please include the following documents within the email:
- Consultation Meeting Waiver Form
- Horizontal Control Plan
- Water Sewer Construction Plan Sheets
Alignment Walk Request Letter
Provided by the Development Services Water Section (DSWS): firstname.lastname@example.org
When making the request, please include “Alignment Walk Request- “project name” within the subject line.
The overall review includes GIS, walk requirements and water/sewer exhibit to determine if the actual “walk” will be required. If the alignment meets the criteria for a walk visit, the study must be provided with the form. Studies must be approved before walk can be scheduled.
If no walk is required, DSWS signs and emails a letter back to the consultant.
If a walk is required, DSWS typically schedules for Wednesday/Friday at 9:00 am.
After the walk is complete, the Project Manager will either sign off on the letter if alignment is acceptable. If the Alignment is not acceptable, a revision must be provided with new proposed alignment exhibit.
Development Services Water Section (DSWS) reviews platting for water and sewer accessibility, frontage and pro rata fees (Ordinance #23708-06-2019) of a property.
For plats, a Water/Sewer Acceptance study letter must be submitted
For additional information, please email the Development Services Water Section at email@example.com