Subdivision & Commercial Development

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.

Preliminary Review

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.

Plan Review & Inspection Fees

Effective May 1, 2019 all subdivision and commercial plans will be subject to Plan Review and Inspection Fees. These fees will be 2% of the waterline construction costs or a minimum of $500. Fees will be calculated using the engineer’s estimate for the project. The Plan Review Fee, a copy of the engineer’s estimate and a completed Plan Review Submittal Checklist will be required with the initial plan submission. Failure to provide any of these items will result in the plans being rejected. The Inspection Fee will be due prior to the start of waterline construction. The developer will receive an invoice from Del-Co Water for the Inspection Fee upon the approval of the site plans. Any project not constructed prior to Del-Co Water’s approval expiring will be required to resubmit plans for review and approval. Plans that are resubmitted will be subject to the Plan Review and Inspection Fees. Del-Co Water will not provide refunds of any Plan Review and Inspection Fees.

Detailed Engineering Review

Submit PDF’s of the detailed engineering drawings to Del-Co Water for review. Water lines shall be shown in the 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 emailed a copy of this information. Upon making the corrections, provide Del-Co with revised PDF’s of the final plans. Following a review of the revised PDF’s, Del-Co will advise you if the plans are acceptable or if additional revisions are required. If the plans are found to be acceptable, two full size sets (24”x36”) of the final plans and the cover sheet can be submitted for signature. You will be notified when the cover sheet has been signed and is 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.