(A)   Permits and approvals.
      (1)   The town shall review and approve all plans prior to submittal to any other reviewing agency (state, federal or utility).
      (2)   All approvals by all regulating authorities shall be obtained before any construction is started. Copies of these approvals, including all permits, maps and plans shall be received by the town before construction begins.
      (3)   Approvals must be obtained from (but not limited to) the State Department of Human Resources, Division of Health Services (Water), the State Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, Division of Environmental Management (Sewer and Sedimentation Erosion Control), the State Department of Transportation (Right-of-Way Encroachment), Railroads and Utilities (Right-of-Way Encroachment) and private property owners (right-of-way). These shall be obtained in the name of the owner/developer and transferred to the town or in the town's name initially. The town shall incur no expense for permitting.
   (B)   Approval by the town. Approval by the town shall be obtained by the following procedures:
      (1)   Submit three sets of plans and one reproducible set of plans with a letter requesting approval of the plans;
      (2)   The town shall review the plans for conformance with the town's ordinances and standards. The town shall make appropriate comments and return the plans. The town shall return an approved set of plans with a letter of approval when no comments are warranted;
      (3)   Obtain all other approvals, easements and rights-of-way and submit copies to the town; and
      (4)   The Director of Public Utilities shall allow construction to begin when all permits have been received.
   (C)   Construction records and inspection.
      (1)   As-built drawings shall be prepared to reflect all changes made during construction. A field survey to locate all new manholes and to determine the inverts of new sewer lines as well as location of all water lines, hydrants, bends and connection points shall be conducted by the owner/developer. As-built drawings shall show locations of all sewer laterals and water services referenced to fixed points so as to be easily located in the event that the markers are destroyed. The method of location on the as-built drawings shall be as directed by the Director of Public Utilities. The owner/developer shall mark the location of sewer lateral ends with a steel post painted yellow extending at least three feet above ground.
      (2)   Construction inspection of water and sewer installations is required per §§ .0903 and .0906 of the rules governing public water supplies. Construction inspection by a registered professional engineer or a representative of the engineer's office, under the engineer's supervision, is required. The engineer must submit a statement, acceptable to state agencies, reflecting that the water and sewer system was constructed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications.
   (D)   Guarantee of the work. The work shall be guaranteed by the owner/developer for a period of one year. The guarantee shall cover materials and workmanship. Any defective work or materials shall be repaired or replaced, at no expense to the town.
   (E)   Acceptance of the facilities by the town. The town shall accept new facilities upon completion of the following:
      (1)   All construction is complete and all tests satisfactory;
      (2)   Statement of inspection from the engineer is received;
      (3)   Plan originals with all as-built revisions are received;
      (4)   All permanent easements, rights-of-way and permits in the town's name and copies filed in the proper offices;
      (5)   All sediment and erosion control structures are removed and site is clear of debris and equipment; and
      (6)   Any release required by the Director of Public Utilities.
   (F)   Fire flow requirement determination.
      (1)   In order to provide adequate fire protection to the town, the following criteria for determining fire flow requirements shall apply:
         (a)   National Fire Codes;
         (b)   ANSI standards;
         (c)   Fire insurance regulations from the State Department of Insurance (I.S.O.);
         (d)   AWWA standards;
         (e)   Town Fire Department experience; and
         (f)   Practices of the Town Department of Public Utilities.
      (2)   Water systems owned by or connected to the town's system shall be so designed and constructed to meet the above requirements.
(Ord. passed 6-21-2011)