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Water and Sewer Review
The following steps are the process, in order, for Water and Sewer Review:
- Submit a request for water and sewer availability
- Capacity study is performed and a response is sent to the customer outlining capacity fees and requirements
- Capacity fees are paid and an availability letter is sent to the customer
- Plan review and approval.
- Pre-construction meeting is held
- Public water and/or sewer extensions constructed
- Construction is completed and approved by MWS Inspector.
- Run to curbs are completed
- Record Drawings are sent and approved by MWS Inspector.
- Apply for water and sewer taps
- U&O is released once all items are installed correctly and pass final inspection.
The following steps are the process, in order, for Stormwater Review:
- Plan Submittal
- Plan Review & Approval
- Pre-Construction Meeting
- Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control (EPSC) Installation
- Initial EPSC Inspection
- Grading Permit Issuance
- Routine EPSC & MS4 Inspections
- As-Built Submittal
- Final Inspection & Approvals
Low Impact Development
The Low Impact Development (LID) Manual is a site design approach that utilizes Green Infrastructure to meet a development site’s post development stormwater runoff water quality requirements. This approach satisfies the new MS4 Permit requirement to infiltrate, evapotranspire, or harvest and use the first inch of rain.
Water Quality Buffers
New development and significant redevelopment sites are required to preserve water quality buffers along Metro’s community waters, which include streams, rivers, springs, lakes, ponds, and wetlands. Please see Metro’s Stormwater Management Manual, Volume 1, Section 6.9 for additional information.
Stormwater Control Measures
Permanent stormwater treatment practices or control measures taken to mitigate changes to both quantity and quality of urban runoff caused through changes to land use from development.