Checking on Water Availability
Parties or individuals interested in developing residential and commercial subdivisions or individual commercial lots should first check on water availability to the site. Our system map shows the general area served by Del-Co Water. To obtain specific information on water availability, contact our Engineering Department. Some townships in our service area require the developer to provide them with a “letter of water availability” from Del-Co. To request this letter, send a letter, fax, or email to Del-Co Water, and provide the following information: Map or address defining the location of the development. Type and density of development. Total acreage. If water is not currently available at the site, it is the developer’s responsibility to extend a water line to the development.
If the Delaware County Regional Planning Commission (DCRPC) is reviewing your development, you will have an opportunity for a technical review before it is presented to the commissioners. As a courtesy, the DCRPC sends a copy of the preliminary plan to Del-Co and invites us to sit in on the technical review meeting. We will provide you with preliminary comments and a list of submittal requirements for the detailed engineering drawings at this meeting. If the development is not located in DCRPC’s jurisdiction, then it is up to the developer to contact Del-Co water directly early on in the process to obtain our requirements for providing water service.
Detailed Engineering Review
Submit two copies of the detailed engineering drawings to Del-Co for review. Water lines shall be shown in plan and profile views. The plan view shall also include street, sanitary, and storm sewer features. Del-Co construction standards, details, and other requirements can be found in the Construction Section of the Downloads Page. After the drawings are reviewed and marked with comments and corrections, you will be notified to pick up one copy at our office. Upon making the corrections, return two full-sized sets and two reduced sets (11″ X 17″) of the corrected drawings, the original cover signature sheet, and our markup drawing. You will be notified when the cover sheet is signed and ready for pick-up.
Ohio EPA Review
It is the developer’s responsibility to ensure that plans are submitted to Ohio EPA for approval, including payment of their review fees. Be aware that the Ohio EPA requires Del-Co to review and approve the plans before they are sent to them. Plans should be sent to: Ohio EPA, Central District Office 122 South Front Street, 5th Floor PO Box 1049 Columbus, OH 43216-1049 Construction of the water line cannot begin until Del-Co has received the Ohio EPA approval letter.
Fire Department Review
Some of the local fire departments require a review of the water line drawings for the purpose of fire hydrant spacing and fire department connections. Check with the local fire department to determine if this applies to your development. Where this applies, we require a statement from the fire department saying they have approved the fire hydrant locations.
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