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Permits and Inspections - Water and Sewer Construction

Standards & Specifications for Water & Sewer Main Construction in Illinois
Local, State and Federal Guidelines or Regulations
Wood River Zoning Ordinances
Wood River City Code

Required:

Any construction of, connection to, and the modification of water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer lines throughout Wood River will first have to be reviewed and approved by the City. Plans for connections to these utilities will be required as part of the building permit process.

 

Category 1: Individual Residential or Commercial Water/Sewer Lines Application

Any individual residence or commercial structure requesting sewer and/or water service from the City shall first submit a "Sanitary Sewer Application" and/or "Water Service Order".

 

Review

Application will be reviewed by the Public Services Department.

 

Inspection

The Public Services Department will conduct or coordinate the required on-site inspections to ensure compliance with the submitted plans and building codes. These inspections are part of the permit fee and are no additional charge. If these inspections are not done at the appropriate time, the City can require the applicant to remove or redo any work that was not inspected. The applicant may also be subject to fines and other penalties. Any changes or deviations from the plans will be noted on the inspection form. The following inspection schedule is only the minimum number of inspections. The City reserves the right to inspect any development at anytime to ensure compliance with all development codes and procedures. During all inspections, the City will only document compliance with the building codes, and will make no determination on quality of workmanship.

 

The following water or sewer inspections can be arranged by calling (618) 251-3122 Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. No inspections will be done on holidays or weekends. Twenty-four (24) hour notice must be given for all inspections.

Water lines:  For those requesting a 3/4 or 1 inch service line, it will be extended to the property line by the Public Services Department. The owner must run the service line from the home to the City’s meter box (property line). Those requesting a 2" line or larger, the line must be laid from the home or business to the City’s main line and the owner is responsible for the tap. All meters, yokes and pits will be specified by the City at owner’s expense. The City will need to verify that all installed plumbing complies with the State Plumbing Inspector’s Report.

 

Sewer lines:  All connections to the sewer mains will be completed by the developer but will be inspected by an appropriate staff person prior to being covered. During the inspection of the tap, the City will inspect the location of the lateral, manholes, and clean-outs to ensure compliance with the approved plans. The type of material used will be verified to ensure compliance with the standards and specifications of the City. The inspector will also check to ensure that a locator wire was installed upon the lateral. Upon completion of the inspection, a copy of the inspection report will be forwarded to the Building & Zoning Department.

 

Letter of Completion

This work will not receive any final certificate from the City. However, applicants will be issued a final bill once all work is completed.

 

Category 2: Commercial Developments or Residential Subdivisions

Any development, whether residential or commercial, which plans to construct water and/or sewer mains to be tied into by multiple users at a later date, shall bear the seal of an Illinois Pre-registered Professional Engineer attesting to the compliance with State and County requirements for the development. The developer shall also be required to apply for and receive all permits and approvals, which must be issued by the Illinois EPA. Copies of these permits shall be submitted to the City prior to final acceptance of the improvements. The developer shall carbon copy the Building & Zoning and Public Services Department on all correspondence with the State. Upon approval of the plans and prior to the start of construction, the developer shall submit a cashier’s check for the amount specified in the Subdivision Ordinance. This fee shall be used to cover expenses associated with the inspection of the improvements being constructed.

 

Application

Five (5) sets of plans sealed by an Illinois Pre-registered Professional Engineer should be submitted to the City for review.

 

Review

Plans will be reviewed within ten (10) days of submittal by the Public Services Department. Any concerns will be forwarded to the applicant in writing by the Building & Zoning Department within three (3) days of the review. This letter will outline the changes that are required before the building permit can be issued. Once all concerns have been addressed to the satisfaction of the City and fees paid, the building permit will be issued by the Building & Zoning Department. One set of approved and signed plans will be returned to the applicant, with the other set being placed on file with the Building & Zoning Department.

 

Inspections

The Public Services Department will conduct or coordinate the required on-site inspections to ensure compliance with the submitted plans and building codes. These inspections are part of the permit fee and are no additional charge. If these inspections are not done at the appropriate time, the City can require the applicant to remove or redo any work that was not inspected. The applicant may also be subject to fines and other penalties. Any changes or deviations from the plans will be noted on the inspection form. The following inspection schedule is only the minimum number of inspections. The City reserves the right to inspect any development at anytime to ensure compliance with all development codes and procedures. During all inspections, the City will only document compliance with the building cods, and will make no determination on quality of workmanship.

 

The following water or sewer inspections can be arranged by calling (618) 251-3122 Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. No inspections will be done on holidays or weekends. Twenty-four (24) hour notice must be given for all inspections.

 

Water lines:  For those requesting a 3/4 or 1 inch service line, it will be extended to the property line by the Public Services Department. The owner must run the service line from the home to the City’s meter box (property line). Those requesting a 2" line or larger, the line must be laid from the home or business to the City’s main line and the owner is responsible for the tap. All meters, yokes and pits will be specified by the City at owner’s expense. The City will need to verify that all installed plumbing complies with the State Plumbing Inspector’s report.

 

Sewer lines:  All connections to the sewer mains will be completed by the developer, but will be inspected by an appropriate staff person prior to being covered. During the inspection of the tap, the City will inspect the location of the lateral, manholes, and clean-outs to ensure compliance with the approved plans. The type of material used will be verified to ensure compliance with the standards and specifications of the City. The inspector will also check to ensure that a locator wire was installed upon the lateral. Upon completion of the inspection, a copy of the inspection report will be forwarded to the Building & Zoning Department.

 

Letter of Completion

Upon completion of the project, the Building & Zoning Department will issue a letter indicating the City’s final approval. If completing new infrastructure construction, the applicant will need to submit two (2) sets of as-built plans, plus a copy of the plans in an electronic AutoCAD R13 or newer format. Finally, the applicant will need to submit a letter to the City Manager dedicating the improvements to the City. Upon receiving this request, the City Manager will confirm with the Building & Zoning Department that all concerns have been addressed. If approval is recommended, a resolution will be passed by the City Council accepting the dedication of the infrastructure in question. The applicant will receive a copy of the resolution and a letter from the Building & Zoning Department notifying them that the City has accepted the dedication. All final certificates or correspondence will be from the Building & Zoning Department.

 

 

 

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