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Commencement of Use

No sewer shall be put into service until all fees have been paid and the line has been approved by the District. A charge will be levied for disconnecting any illegally connected lateral, pursuant to the provisions of Ordinance 96 and reconnecting will be at the owner’s expense. Please direct questions to Mike Quecke at … Continued

Separation From Other Utilities

All sewer lines shall be a minimum of one foot from all other utilities. Sewer lines shall always be laid below any water supply lines.

Line Testing

All sewers prior to being backfilled shall be subjected to a water test or air test in the presence of the District inspector. Air test is to be no less than 5 pounds for 3 minutes, water test will be a minimum of 5 minutes.


A clean-out (TEE) shall be provided within 24 inches of a building, or as close as reasonably possible. Clean-outs shall be installed at abrupt turns of 90 degrees or higher except where a long radius sweep is used, and in excessively long installations (every 90 feet). An approved backflow protection device shall be installed at … Continued


Connection to the district’s public sewer shall be made at a downstream angle of 45 degrees. The flow line of the lateral shall be above the spring line of the main and shall drop down to enter the main in accordance with the district’s standard detail, as instructed.  Connection shall be made using an approved … Continued

Street Paving

 All public streets and driveways shall be restored to County or State requirements. All necessary encroachment permits shall be obtained by the contractor from the governing authority.


Backfill shall consist of URB or quarry fines only, compacted and jetted for settlement (3/4 crushed rock). The pipe shall be firmly bedded in the trench bottom along its entire length and the backfill will be free from stones or rock greater than 1 inch and shall be hand tamped to the top of the … Continued


Cover above the pipe shall be 36 inches in public driveways and streets or unpaved driveways, 24 inches in private driveways and 18 inches in all other areas, except in extenuating circumstances. Deviations will be allowed providing the pipe is fully encased in concrete and has been approved by district inspector.


One fourth (1/4) inch per foot or 2 percent, except one-eighth (1/8) inch per foot will be allowed in unusual circumstances and six (6) inch pipe shall be used for all multiple dwellings. The contractor shall provide a builder’s level to allow the inspector to check the grade.

Type of Pipe

Cast iron, HDPE, C900, SDR 26 which is FHA approved, with solvent weld or rubber ring joints is required. Couplings are to be shear banded type & properly torqued. ABS and clay pipe are not acceptable.

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