Public Main Extensions (Form 2241)
Basic Service Policy
The District's basic service policy requires a separate side sewer for each property with an Assessor's Parcel Number. Each side sewer must connect directly to a public (District-maintained) sewer. If a public sewer is not adjacent to a property, a public sewer main must be extended in order for that property to receive service. The cost to extend a public sewer is borne by the property owner needing service.
The Main Extension Procedure below describes the means whereby a property owner can have the needed public sewer installed. All public main extensions must be constructed in accordance with District-approved construction plans prepared by a qualified, registered civil engineer. These plans must be prepared in compliance with the District Standard Specifications and the District Code. A list of civil engineers practicing in the area is available at the District's permit counter.
Main Extension Procedure
I. Preliminary Investigation Work
II. Design and Preliminary Plan Review
The civil engineer must prepare sewer plans in accordance with the District's Standard Specifications. The plans must then be submitted to the District for preliminary review. The following must be submitted:
At the conclusion of the preliminary review by the District, one set of sewer plans will be returned to the civil engineer. Required plan revisions will be noted on the plans. Generally, two or more preliminary reviews are required. Once all the required changes are made, the plan review process proceeds to the construction approval phase.
III.. Construction Plan ApprovalPrior to the start of construction of the sewer, it will be necessary to submit a set of construction plans for approval. The construction plans must incorporate all modifications, additions, etc. required by the District.
The following items must be submitted by the project engineer for construction approval.
IV. Construction Permit
All construction under the "Main Extension Procedure" must be done by a licensed contractor who is approved by the District (list available at the District's permit counter). All work done is subject to inspection by the District's construction inspectors. The property owner must hire the contractor and pay all costs associated with the sewer construction.
V. Inspection of Work
All notifications to the District regarding inspection of sewer work must be initiated by the contractor to whom the sewer permit is issued. The contractor is expected to give the District Inspection Section 24-hour notice regarding the following routine matters:
VI. Acceptance of Work
Requirements for project acceptance are the completion of all improvements as shown on the approved plans, including final roadway paving; no deficiencies noted on the TV inspection report; the sewer contractor's request for a final inspection of the project; the completion of the final inspection; and the correction of all punch list items.
VII. Connection of Buildings
The construction approval for a main extension does not provide approval for connection of buildings to the public sewer. The connection of buildings to the public main must be separately permitted by the District, and appropriate connection fees must be paid. Fees related to the connection of buildings to the system are in addition to the fees which were previously paid. The building connection permit will not be issued until the main extension construction is accepted by the District and all building connection fees are paid.
VIII. Reimbursement for Costs of Public Main Extensions
In certain instances, some of the cost to extend the public sewer line may be recovered by the installer (property owner) funding the extension. Additional information on potential reimbursement of costs (rebates) is available at the following links:
IX. Appeal of District Requirements for Public Main Extension or Other Sewer Related Requirements
If during the preliminary design and plan review phase, the property owner believes that the District's staff requirements are unjustified and/or inequitable, the property owner may appeal the requirements imposed to the District's Board of Directors.