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									    Following are the major additions/changes to the Development
                    Policy and Procedures Manual

     Adjusted styles to match that of spec. Changed wording to conform to current practices
     Eliminated preliminary plan submittals
     Require pre-design meeting on all projects that require a pump station
     Administration fees added to ancillary fee schedule
     Changed project inactivity to 12 months from 6 months. After which plans will have to be
      resubmitted for review. (DHEC is 24 months)
     Clarified wastewater design loadings
     Require letter from Fire Marshall stating flow requirements/number of hydrants
     Require letter from Power Company stating power and phase for pump station projects
     Clarified minimum commercial capacity requirements
     Allows for commercial developments to use 1 sewer service
     Defined letter of credit requirements
     Added Hydrant Flow Policy
     Contractor shall furnish BJWSA Inspectors with transportation to inaccessible areas
     Developer responsible for all locates in development for 1 year
     Removed all close-out documentation from appendix




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Beaufort Jasper Water & Sewer Authority




Development Policy
                 And
 Procedure Manual

         Revised March 1, 2005




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                                        RESOLUTION


ADOPTING THE BEAUFORT-JASPER WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY
DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL DATED AUGUST 1, 2004.

       WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority to require
all development connecting to its water and wastewater systems to follow certain specific
procedures; and,

       WHEREAS, the Authority has previously adopted a formal procedures document, which
has recently been refined by the staff; and,

       WHEREAS, the Authority’s Capital Projects Committee has reviewed the revised
Development Policy and Procedure Manual and recommends its adoption by the BJWSA Board
of Directors,

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Beaufort-Jasper
Water and Sewer Authority duly assembled, that the revised Development Policy and Procedure
Manual dated August 1, 2000 is hereby adopted.

          ADOPTED, this 28th day of January, 2005 in Regular Session


(SEAL)
BEAUFORT-JASPER WATER AND SEWER
AUTHORITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA




                                            By: ______________________________________
                                                Mark Snyder, Chairman



Attest:




________________________________
David M. Taub, Secretary/Treasurer



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                                           PREFACE


The purpose of this manual is to provide guidelines for the orderly installation of water and

sewer systems in an effort to meet the growing needs of the development community in the

BJWSA service area. These guidelines were written to be flexible enough to accommodate the

individuality of each project while maintaining high standards and orderly procedures. Each

project must be handled in a professional manner so that the system design and construction

standards are met. Adherence to these standards is imperative to ensure that the projects

installed under this policy will provide years of low cost maintenance to BJWSA and

uninterrupted service to our customers.




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                                                       Table of Contents
Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................ 5
Chapter 1 General ........................................................................................................................... 6
       1.1    Introduction ..............................................................................................................6
       1.2    Interpretation of Certain Terms and Words .............................................................6
       1.3    Definitions................................................................................................................6
Chapter 2 DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURES ............................................................................... 8
       2.1    Procedures and Activity Sequence: .........................................................................8
       2.2    Water/Wastewater Availability Request ..................................................................8
       2.3    Design Package Submission ....................................................................................9
       2.4    Delegated Review Process – Water and Wastewater ............................................13
       2.5    Capacity Commitments ..........................................................................................13
       2.6    Ancillary Fees ........................................................................................................15
       2.7    Hydrant Fire Flow Policy.......................................................................................15
Chapter 3 CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES ............................................................................ 17
       3.1    Pre-construction Conference ..................................................................................17
       3.2    Contractor Requirements .......................................................................................17
       3.3    Safety .....................................................................................................................19
       3.4    Wet Taps ................................................................................................................19
       3.5    Individual Taps for Commercial Development .....................................................20
       3.6    Water/Sewer Service Interruptions ........................................................................20
       3.7    Construction Water Use Policy..............................................................................20
       3.8    Hydrant Usage .......................................................................................................21
       3.9    Unauthorized or Illegal Usage ...............................................................................22
       3.10 General Inspection - Construction Phase Review ..................................................22
       3.11 Stop Work Orders ..................................................................................................22
       3.12 Preliminary Inspection ...........................................................................................23
       3.13 System Testing .......................................................................................................23
       3.14 Final Acceptance - Service Authorization .............................................................23
       3.15 Maintenance Bond: ................................................................................................24
       3.16 Warranty Period & Inspections ..............................................................................25
Appendix A WATER/WASTEWATER AVAILABLITY .......................................................... 26
Appendix B TAPPING POLICY & PROCEDURE ..................................................................... 27
       PURPOSE ..........................................................................................................................27
       POLICY .............................................................................................................................27
       PROCEDURE ....................................................................................................................27
       TAPPING SLEEVE SPECIFICATIONS ..........................................................................27
Appendix C RECORD DRAWING STANDARDS .................................................................... 28
Appendix D DHEC UNIT LOADINGS ....................................................................................... 35




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                                       Chapter 1 General
1.1 Introduction
The following policies and procedures apply to all public water and wastewater related
activities being undertaken by third party developers in the Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer
Authority (BJWSA) service area. The provisions of this manual apply to all such activities.
1.2 Interpretation of Certain Terms and Words
Except as specifically defined herein, all words used in this manual shall retain their
customary dictionary definitions. For the purposes of this policy, certain words or terms used
herein are defined as follows:
   1. Words used in the present tense include the future tense
   2. Words used in the singular include the plural and words used in the plural include the
      singular
   3. The word “shall” is always mandatory
   4. The word “may” is permissive
   5. The word “lot” includes the word “plat” or “parcel”
   6. The word “person” includes a firm, association, organization, partnership, trust
      company, or corporation as well as an individual
1.3 Definitions
   1. Authority – The Board of Directors of the Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer
      Authority (BJWSA), its delegates, and/or employees
   2. Contractor - A person, firm, corporation or other legal entity authorized to perform
      construction by the State of South Carolina Licensing Board for Contractors. A
      contractor may not perform work outside of his licensed capacity
   3. Density - Density is defined as the number of REU per acre or the number of GPD
      per acre
   4. Development - The performance of any building or mining operation; the making of
      any material change in the use of any structure or land; or the division of land into
      two (2) or more parcels
   5. Developer - Any person, firm, corporation, or other legal entity improving property
      for commercial, industrial or residential purposes
   6. Developer Agreement - A written agreement between BJWSA and a developer that
      provides for specific procedures that apply to a particular development. Such
      agreements will only be used on projects greater than 250 REU and will not adjust or
      change any of the substantive technical requirements of BJWSA. Developers of large
      projects are encouraged to meet with BJWSA to discuss the applicability and
      desirability of a developer agreement
   7. Easement – A right afforded to BJWSA to use another’s real property to access the
      infrastructure for maintenance or construction activities
   8. Effluent – Wastewater which has been treated
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9. Engineer - A person currently licensed as a Professional Engineer by the South
    Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors;
    Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing; Department of Labor,
    Licensing and Regulation
10. Land Surveyor - A person currently licensed as a Land Surveyor by the South
    Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors;
    Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing; Department of Labor,
    Licensing and Regulation
11. Lot - A single parcel or tract of land that has been subdivided for the purpose of
    building a residence or commercial facility
12. Parcel – A portion or plot of land, usually a division of a larger area
13. Plat - A map or drawing upon which the development is presented for approval
14. Project - Water and/or sewer construction activities undertaken in accordance with
    this policy
15. Residential Equivalent Unit (REU) - A unit of measure established by BJWSA that
    equals the average daily water consumption and sewer discharge for a typical
    residential unit.
16. SC DHEC Approval to Place in Operation (formerly Permit to Operate) – A permit
    issued by the SC DHEC District Engineer that authorizes usage of a new water and/or
    sewer
17. Service Authorization – A letter of acceptance written by the BJWSA Project
    Manager to the SC DHEC District Engineer after new construction stating that a
    water and/or sewer system will be owned, operated, and maintained by the Authority
    from that point forward
18. Subdivision - The division of a tract, parcel, or lot into two or more lots, building
    sites, or other divisions for the purpose of immediate or future sale, legacy, or
    building of a development. Subdivision shall also refer to uses of land not ordinarily
    considered a subdivision but requiring utility installations. Examples of these uses are
    mobile home parks, multi-family projects, townhouses, apartments, and planned unit
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                        Chapter 2 DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURES
These procedures shall be followed by developers who plan, design and construct any water
and/or sewer services that will eventually be taken over by BJWSA upon completion of a
construction effort in a development. Depending upon the size and scope of the proposed project,
some procedures may be modified by BJWSA. If the development requires an individual tap
with no significant system improvements, please follow the procedure as outlined in Section 3.5.
Administrative fees will be charged in accordance with the Ancillary Fee Schedule found on the
BJWSA website, BJWSA.org.
   2.1 Procedures and Activity Sequence:
   The development sequence is:
       1. Water/Wastewater Availability Request and Sketch Plan Submission to BJWSA
           Engineering Department, followed by the Authority’s Response (Section 2.2)
       2. Pre-design Meeting (Section 2.3)
       3. Design Package (Section 2.3)
       4. BJWSA Review and Approval (Section 2.3)
       5. Delegated Review Process (Section 2.4)
       6. Submittal Package (Section 2.4.1)
       7. Capacity Commitment and Payment of Fees (Section 2.5)
       8. Pre-construction Conference (Section 3.1)
       9. BJWSA Acceptance and Service Authorization (Section 3.14)
       10. Payment of Maintenance Bond (Section 3.15)
       11. Warranty Period (Section 3.16)
   2.2 Water/Wastewater Availability Request
   The first step required of a developer is to submit a completed Water/Wastewater
   Availability Request form (See Appendix A) and a sketch plan (See 2.2.1). The completed
   request form must be forwarded to the Engineering Department Project Coordinator,
   Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, 6 Snake Road, Okatie, S.C. 29909-3937. The
   fee associated, see ancillary fee schedule found at BJWSA.org, with processing a
   Water/Wastewater Availability Request must accompany the availability form.
       2.2.1     Sketch Plan
       The developer must submit a sketch plan of the proposed development with his
       availability request. The plan shall include the following:
       1.   North arrow, location map, and scale
       2.   Parcel boundaries and total acreage
       3.   Proposed street and lot arrangement or the number of proposed lots
       4.   Existing and proposed land uses throughout the subdivision
       5.   Designation and distance of nearest State or County roadways adjacent to or near the
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   2.2.2     Water/Wastewater Availability Request Response
   Within 5 working days of receipt of the completed request form and associated fees,
   BJWSA will respond in writing. This response will inform the developer of the
   availability and requirements for water and/or wastewater service.
2.3 Design Package Submission
BJWSA will require the engineer and / or developer to attend a pre-design meeting to discuss
the provision of water/wastewater service prior to preparing the preliminary plan whenever a
pump station may be required. Engineer should come prepared with plat and topo
information for the project.
THE BJWSA PROJECT NUMBER ASSIGNED DURING THE DESIGN SUBMISSION
SHALL BE INCLUDED ON ALL FUTURE CORRESPONDENCES.
Any project that has not had developer/engineer activity within twelve (12) months after
BJWSA’s response to the availability request, preliminary plans, or approved plans will be
considered void and removed from active status. Once the project is voided, any future
return to active status will require that the project be submitted as a new project and new fees
will be assessed.
   2.3.1     Design Plan Requirements
   1. All plans shall be prepared by a S.C. licensed professional engineer and shall include
      his/her seal and signature certification.
   2. All projects must use BJWSA technical specifications for water and wastewater on
      file with SC DHEC and available on BJWSA website, BJWSA.org.
   3. The plan of the proposed development shall be clearly and legibly drawn to a scale no
      greater than 1" = 20'-0" and no less than 1" = 40'-0”
   4. All submitted plans shall be in the South Carolina State Plane Coordinates, North
      American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) (1983 Datum, 2001 adjustment), International
      Feet. All elevations given will be based upon the 1929 USGS Datum.
   5. A project map shall be displayed for the purpose of locating the property being
      developed showing relation to adjoining property with TMS numbers, all streets,
      roads, municipal boundaries, lots and recorded subdivision(s) within 1,000 feet of the
      property shall be labeled. All state and county roads within 3 miles of the property
      shall be shown and labeled using a minimum of 6 pt font.
   6. A project map indexing the orientation of multiple sheets with match lines shall be
      included if the plan set requires more than one sheet. Orientation of project map shall
      be maintained on all subsequent sheets. Pump stations and sewer outline shall be
      shown
   7. A minimum of 1” plan overlap is required beyond a match line. Avoid the splitting of
      a lot or street intersection to accommodate match-line.
   8. For each sheet set submitted, the following data must be submitted on the title block:
      title of project, title of sheet, individual sheet number, plan date, scale used, engineer
      name, address, telephone number, and a revision block showing date and description
      of each revision. Both title of project and sheet number shall be located on the lower
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    right corner of the 24"x 36" sheet. Plans shall be stapled ½” from edge with a
    minimum of 4 staples.
9. A north arrow shall be located on each of the plan sheets. All north arrows shall
    remain consistent throughout plans
10. All existing and new pump stations shall be label on all sheets
11. Pump Station plan views are to be drawn to scale and section views are to show pump
    height
12. Proposed and existing lot, block numbers, and tax map numbers must appear on the
    plat. This information is to appear on a “Lot” layer.
13. The legal name of the owner, mailing address, and contact person shall be furnished
    on the plans. A copy of the deed may be submitted in lieu of the above.
14. Proposed tract boundaries of the property being developed must be shown. Reference
    any information provided by others.
15. The layout of all lots including phase lines and proposed water and sewer systems
    shall be shown. Also, the layout of streets/roads, alleys, storm drain system, public
    crosswalks, and road names shall be included.
16. All existing roadways, including streets of record (recorded but not constructed) on or
    abutting the tract shall be shown, including the names and right-of-way widths.
17. In case of re-subdivision, a copy of the existing plat must be submitted with proposed
    re-subdivisions superimposed thereon with as-built utilities.
18. The location and names of streams, lakes, swamps, and wetlands and any other water
    bodies shall be shown. Areas subject to flood must be designated. M.S.L. elevations
    of areas where major system appurtenances (i.e. pump stations, junction manholes,
    main valve clusters, etc.) are proposed shall be indicated.
19. Layout of any special fire protection systems must be shown.
20. Right-of-way monuments and markers surveyed must appear on the plans.
21. If proposed water and/or wastewater lines will be in easements or rights-of-way
    shared by other utilities (i.e. gas, electric, telephone, cable TV), the proposed location
    of the other utilities shall be shown on the construction plans. In addition, the
    minimum distance from other utilities to BJWSA pipelines shall be as follows:
     Dry utilities (electric, telephone, cable TV) should be installed with a minimum
        vertical offset of 18” and a horizontal offset of 36” from the edge of pipe.
     Natural gas pipelines shall be shown on plans and installed with a minimum
        vertical offset of 36” and a horizontal offset of 60” from the edge of pipe. Inside
        subdivisions, natural gas pipeline should be on the opposite side of the roadway
        from the water pipeline.
22. The location, size and materials of nearby existing sewers and water mains shall be
    shown. Indicate drains, culverts, or other underground facilities within the street or
    within the rights-of-way of streets or roads adjoining the tract that may interfere with
    water and sewer lines proposed. Show all grade, rim, and invert elevations of any
    existing sewer to be extended.
23. All other proposed utility easements and rights-of-way, including power, gas,
    telephone, TV cable, and storm drainage systems beyond road rights-of-way should

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    be clearly designated. All easements and/or land to be conveyed to BJWSA must be
    shown.
24. Typical profiles and cross sections of streets and ditches must be shown. Indicate
    finished grade elevation and existing grade elevation of street and storm drainage
    facilities. Sewer profile sheets shall indicate inlet/outlet invert elevations, manhole
    casting elevation, grade, length, and type of pipe. Plan views of sewer shall include
    service lateral locations, lines with station numbers, and designation. Station
    numbers shall be assigned with respect to the pump station served, where the pump
    station or tie-in point is 0+00.
25. An accurate description of the location of all monuments, markers and benchmark
    elevations must be included.
26. All utility easements for gas, electric lines, telephone, and TV cable that cross or
    share proposed water and/or sewer easements shall be designated.
2.3.2     Engineering Calculations
The total number of lots and the usage designation (i.e. single family, multi-family and/or
commercial) of each lot must also be shown.
Appropriate water and sewer design criteria must be provided with supporting hydraulic
design calculations. Calculations shall be signed by the Engineer. Prior to submitting the
design calculations, check with the Engineering Department to determine the proper unit
loadings to be used. BJWSA has been approved for residential reduced unit loadings.
The following table lists the reduced loadings and design factors. The reduced loadings
should be used on the DHEC application. The Design flows should be used for sewer
designs. Residential capacity fees will be charged on a per REU basis:
  Plant                    DHEC Permit #   DHEC Loading    Design Factor     Design Flows
  Cherry Point             ND 0074004      270 GPD/REU           1.1         300 GPD/REU
  Hardeeville              SC 0048127      300 GPD/REU           1.0         300 GPD/REU
  Palmetto Bluff           ND 0082147      300 GPD/REU           1.0         300 GPD/REU
  Palm Key                 ND 0064513      300 GPD/REU           1.0         300 GPD/REU
  Point South              ND 0068781      300 GPD/REU           1.0         300 GPD/REU
  Shell Point              SC 0042609      270 GPD/REU           1.1         300 GPD/REU
  South Side               SC 0021016      300 GPD/REU           1.0         300 GPD/REU
  St. Helena               ND 0039811      250 GPD/REU           1.2         300 GPD/REU


If fire flows are required to design a new water system, then flow information on existing
pipelines supplying the new system can be obtained from the O&M Department. (See
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2.3.3     Other Documentation Required
1. Transmittal sheet stating project description, number of units and number of pump
   stations
2. Completed Appendix A
3. Documentation from the local electrical utility company stating voltage and phase to
   all water and wastewater pump stations sites
4. Letter from Fire Marshall stating fire flow requirements, spacing of hydrants and
   number of hydrants required
5. Any encroachment applications (SCDOT, Town/City/County, Santee Cooper,
   Railroad), if required, with 2 additional sets of plans per application
2.3.4     Submission of the Plan
Plans are reviewed every Thursday morning. Plans must be submitted by Wednesday
at noon to be considered for the Thursday review. Incomplete/ out of compliance
packages will be returned without review.
2.3.5     Response to and Approval of Design Package
BJWSA will review and respond to the design package within 10 working days of
receipt. The developer and/or engineer will be notified of the review results in writing,
along with determination of the fees associated with acquiring service and any additional
off-site improvements required.
The developer or engineer will be responsible for providing copies of the BJWSA
preliminary plan approval letter to the Appropriate Governmental Agency Development
Department.
In order to coordinate with the Appropriate Governmental Agency Planning Department
review procedures, engineers should have plans, specifications, and design calculations
submitted to BJWSA no later than thirty days prior to the submission of the development
permit application to the Appropriate Governmental Agency. The construction plan must
be reviewed and approved by BJWSA prior to submitting the plan and application for
construction to SC DHEC. The SC DHEC Construction Permit must be included in the
developer’s submission to the Appropriate Governmental Agency Development office.
Documents that are submitted as a part of the construction plan for final approval shall
conform to the requirements set forth in Section 2.3.1. The plan review fee must
accompany the plans and two sets are required to complete the review. The following
requirements are applicable to all construction plan submissions:
              If revision is required, a re-submittal fee must accompany the plans. BJWSA
               will issue an approval letter for the plans, which will also certify our
               agreement to own and operate the constructed facilities upon satisfactory
               completion of the project.
2.3.6     Platting Information
Platting information required for easements or real property to be dedicated to BJWSA

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   shall conform to Appropriate Governmental Agency DSO requirements.
2.4 Delegated Review Process – Water and Wastewater
BJWSA is an approved Delegated Review Agency for water and wastewater. The following
procedures apply:
   2.4.1     DRP Submittal Package
   Upon approval of the Design Plan, the Engineer shall submit the following to BJWSA for
   SC DHEC Delegated Review submission:
   1. A transmittal letter, signed by the professional engineer, noting that the project is a
       DRP submittal. The letter should state the project has been reviewed and complies
       with R.61-58 and/or R.61-67.
   2. DHEC application to construct the water and wastewater facilities with two (2) copies
       and a check payable to SCDHEC for fees based upon the delegated review program.
   3. Four (4) sets of construction plans and a letter referring to the use of BJWSA
       specifications. The plans must be sealed, certified and signed by the design engineer
       in blue ink.
   4. Four (4) sets of design calculations for the water and wastewater systems.
   5. OCRM certification for water and wastewater.
   6. Four (4) 8½” x 11" copies of a detailed location map separate from the plans.
   7. Two (2) copies of an overall layout sheet of the wastewater system separate from the
       plans, showing the proposed sewer lines and their sizes and including existing streets
       and sewer lines. The proposed sewer lines must be highlighted for easy identification.
   8. Check payable to Lowcountry Council of Governments (LOCOG) for $230.00.
       BJWSA will obtain the LOCOG certification.
   9. SC DHEC Water Permit Fee (Check made to SC DHEC)
   10. SC DHEC Sewer Permit Fee (Check made to SC DHEC)
   BJWSA will make the DHEC submittal for the DHEC Construction Permit. BJWSA will
   submit the complete plans and application package to DHEC on the next business day
   after receipt of all required documentation.
2.5 Capacity Commitments
The BJWSA must first issue a water and/or wastewater capacity commitment for the
developer to obtain the Appropriate Governmental Agency development permit. A Capacity
Certificate will be issued to confirm payment of capacity. All capacity fees shall be paid
directly to the BJWSA Engineering Department.
   2.5.1     Residential Development
   Water and wastewater capacity must be purchased for each development. Capacity fees
   for development are calculated on an REU basis. If the development is phased, capacity
   can be purchased as each phase is permitted by the Appropriate Governmental Agency
   and constructed. However, BJWSA must approve the phasing plan as part of the
   construction plan approval process. The DHEC Permit must also be submitted in phases.

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2.5.2     Multi-Family Development
Water and wastewater capacity must be purchased for each multi-family facility. Water
capacity fees are calculated by peaking the wastewater capacity by a factor of 1.5.
Metering of water usage for these facilities must be accomplished using master meters for
each building.
The required wastewater capacity fees for all multi family developments in the BJWSA
service area are shown below. Even thought some BJWSA Waste Water Treatment
Plants require SC DHEC standard loadings for multi family developments, the reduce
loadings shown below are used to calculate capacity fees due.
             Apartments                        Accepted Unit Loadings
             1 bedroom                         150 GPD/apartment unit
             2 bedroom                         200 GPD/apartment unit
             3 bedroom                         250 GPD/apartment unit
2.5.3     Commercial Development
Water and wastewater capacity must be purchased for each commercial facility in a
development. The required wastewater capacity is calculated using DHEC’s unit
contributory loadings (See Appendix D). Water capacity is calculated by peaking the
wastewater capacity by a factor of 1.5. The minimum capacity required for any
commercial unit or space is 200 GPD for wastewater and 300 GPD for water. Additional
capacity may be required at the time service is requested and the specific use of the
facility is established.
Developments that involve multi-commercial units will be assigned capacity based upon
the total square footage of commercial space or the minimum capacity assignment per
unit, whichever is applicable. For each individual meter set, the minimum capacity must
be used.
Commercial facilities water and wastewater capacities can be adjusted based upon
historical data from similar projects. The data must be verified by the engineer and
approved by BJWSA. Capacity fees are based on DHEC contributory loadings and
calculated using BJWSA’s system-wide development fees for water and wastewater.
These fees shall be based on the peak, highest 3 months, monthly historical flow data and
a peaking factor of 1.5. Historical flow data shall be submitted for 1 year of flows for
similar establishments in similar market areas.
2.5.4     Additional Capacity Fees
If a commercial facility generates wastewater or consumes water in volumes greater than
the original capacity commitment acquired for the facility, BJWSA will assess the facility
owner additional capacity fees based upon the average of the highest three (3) months of
consumption that occurred during the past 12 months. An invoice for the additional fees
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   2.5.5     Payment of Fees and Commitment of Capacity
   Prior to a commitment of capacity by BJWSA, the developer must pay in full all capacity
   fees for each development or phase of development. Such payment must be either by
   cash or by a combination of cash and a pledge to pay which is backed by an irrevocable
   letter of credit (LOC) in a form that is acceptable to the BJWSA Finance Department. In
   those situations where a letter of credit is provided, the developer must pay at least 25%
   of the first phase capital fees in cash, with the remainder paid on an agreed schedule that
   corresponds with the development phases but not to exceed 12 months. BJWSA will
   draw down on the letter of credit if the Developer fails to make payment on the agreed
   upon schedule.
   The cash payment and LOC must be received and the form approved prior to BJWSA’s
   issuance of a Capacity Certificate for the project. The Capacity Certificate must be
   submitted to the Appropriate Governmental Agency in order to obtain a development
   permit. A Capacity Certificate will be used to document the capacity commitments made
   by BJWSA.
   2.5.6     Transfer or Reassignment of Water and Sewer Capacity
   Water and sewer capacity not committed to a specific project may be transferred or
   reassigned within the BJWSA service area with the written approval of the Authority.
   Requests for such transfers or reassignments should be directed to the BJWSA
   Engineering Department and should specify the following:
   1. Transferring individual or party
   2. Receiving individual or party
   3. Project to which capacity was initially assigned, if applicable
   4. Project to which capacity will be assigned
   5. Description of capacity being transferred (i.e., volume or capacity, number of REU,
      etc)
   6. Notarized signatures of all parties taking part in the transfer or reassignment
2.6 Ancillary Fees
In addition to capacity fees, each meter set will require a meter fee. Fees can be found on the
ancillary fee schedule. If no tap exist, an additional tap installation fee is due.
2.7 Hydrant Fire Flow Policy
The following represents the guarantees made by BJWSA with regard to fire flows in its
water system.
BJWSA will guarantee minimum fire flows in its water system of 1000 gallons per minute
with a residual of 20 psi for two hours.
If fire flow in any area is below 1000 gpm, then it is BJWSA’s responsibility to upgrade the
offsite system to meet at least 1000 gpm. These improvement projects will be incorporated
into the BJWSA CIP plan and accomplished based on the priority setting process for
discretionary projects.
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BJWSA’s system is designed to deliver a maximum of 3500 gpm in certain segments of the
system. Such flows will be obtainable through multiple hydrants only in selected areas of the
system. BJWSA will not warrant any flow above 1000 gpm in any area of the system.
If a development requires fire flows in excess of 1000gpm and offsite system improvements
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                    Chapter 3 CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES
3.1 Pre-construction Conference
The purpose of the pre-construction conference is to review submittals, document deviations
from the approved plans and specifications, and outline construction, inspection, and close
out policies and procedures. No construction will begin until all fees are paid, the pre-
construction conference is held and BJWSA gives authorization to proceed.
Once utility construction begins, lot lines may not be changed without written approval
of BJWSA. If the lot lines are altered after acceptance by BJWSA, the developer shall
be responsible for any and all costs relating to moving service laterals, modifying as-
built record drawings, and providing timely updates to the BJWSA Engineering
Department.
A pre-construction conference shall be required for every development project that involves
the construction of water and/or wastewater facilities. The pre-construction conference must
be scheduled with the BJWSA Engineering Department after BJWSA has issued final
construction plan approval, approved the contractor, and received the SC DHEC
Construction Permit. Also, the engineer must acquire all encroachment permits and rights-
of-way prior to scheduling the pre-construction conference. Finally, all revised drawings (2
Full sets “24 X 36” and 2 sets of “11 X 17”), as well as material and equipment submittals,
must be sent to the BJWSA project manager for review 48 hours prior to the pre-construction
conference. BJWSA’s project manager will specify the time and place. The following
personnel should be represented:
   1.   The Engineer
   2.   A Developer Representative
   3.   Contractor and sub-contractor(s), if applicable
   4.   Town, County, SC DOT representatives, if applicable
   5.   Other utility representatives, if applicable
The engineer is responsible for notifying the above mentioned personnel. In cases where the
developer is located outside the area, the engineer may act on his behalf. However,
developers must provide a letter at the pre-construction conference stating that they have read
this manual and will comply with all BJWSA requirements contained herein.
Construction Phase Review fees are due prior to the pre-construction conference. These fees
are required to recover cost incurred by BJWSA in monitoring the project construction. If
the development is phased, the fees due are based upon the specific phase being constructed.
Construction Phase Review fees can be found on the ancillary fee schedule found at
BJWSA.org
3.2 Contractor Requirements
A list of all contractors and subcontractors performing the water and/or sewer installation
must be provided to BJWSA at the pre-construction conference. All contractors and
subcontractors will be required to provide their current license number, classification and
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sub-classifications as listed with the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
BJWSA reserves the right to reject any contractor and/or subcontractor. No developer or
contractor shall subcontract the construction of an approved project to another party without
notice to BJWSA. Should it be discovered that a developer/contractor has sub-contracted all
or part of a job without notification to BJWSA, the contractor and subcontractor may be
restricted from performing future work on utilities connected to the BJWSA system. In
addition, a stop work order may be issued on any work in progress.
BJWSA reserves the right to debar any contractor or subcontractor from working on any
project that will be connected to the BJWSA system if, in the opinion of BJWSA, that
contractor or subcontractor has not performed satisfactorily in the past. A notice of
debarment shall be issued in writing by the BJWSA Purchasing Manager via certified mail.
A list of contractors restricted from working on BJWSA projects is available from the
Purchasing Manager.
Pursuant to the Procurement Procedures of the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority
(Article 6 - Legal and Contractual Remedies), contractors and subcontractors may be
debarred or suspended from working on BJWSA projects for justified and valid reasons. A
vendor appeal process and the requirements for reinstatement are provided in this and
supporting procedures.
   3.2.1     Conformance
   Construction activities shall be performed in accordance with BJWSA’s approved plans
   and specifications.
   3.2.2     Construction Methods
   All work shall be in accordance with the latest edition of BJWSA’s standard
   specifications. Failure to comply with these specifications will be cause for rejection of
   all work and as-built plans.
   3.2.3     Sewer Extensions
   Connection to existing manholes must be made in the presence of a BJWSA inspector. A
   48 hour advance notification is required. No debris will be allowed to remain within the
   sewer system. Upon completion of the first section of gravity sewer, the contractor is
   required to plug the extension. The plug is not to be removed until service authorization
   is issued by BJWSA and a SC DHEC Approval to Place in Operation is received. The
   BJWSA inspector must witness the removal of all plugs. Failure to comply with this
   provision is a violation of South Carolina State law.
   3.2.4     Installation of a Manhole in an Existing Gravity Sewer Line
   All manholes being installed in an existing line must be constructed in the presence of a
   BJWSA inspector. A 48 hour advance notification is required. The contractor shall
   provide a certified survey of existing pipe elevations at the point of tie-in, along with
   upstream and downstream manhole invert elevations before proceeding with manhole
   construction.
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   3.2.5     Force Main Tie-Ins
   All tie-ins of force mains into existing manholes must be done in the presence of a
   BJWSA inspector. A 48 hour advance notification is required.
   3.2.6     Wet Well Installations
   The installation of all wet wells must be witnessed by a BJWSA inspector. The specific
   steps to be inspected include the final excavation, placement of the stone base, and
   installation of the wet well bottom section. A 48 hour advance notification is required.
   3.2.7     Access
   BJWSA shall have unrestricted access to the premises where construction is occurring to
   make any inspections deemed necessary to ensure compliance with the provisions of this
   policy. Should installation site not be accessible by BJWSA vehicles, the
   developer/contractor shall furnish transportation to the site.
3.3 Safety
   3.3.1     Contractor Responsibilities
   Contractor shall be solely responsible for initiating, maintaining and supervising all
   safety precautions and programs in connection with the Work. Contractor shall take all
   necessary precautions for the safety of, and shall provide the necessary protection to
   prevent damage, injury or loss to:
   1. All persons on the Site or who may be affected by the Work;
   2. All the Work and materials and equipment to be incorporated therein, whether in
      storage on or off the Site;
   3. Other property at the Site or adjacent thereto, including trees, shrubs, lawns, walks,
      pavements, roadways, structures, utilities, and underground facilities not designated
      for removal, relocation, or replacement in the course of construction.
   The Contractor shall comply with all applicable Laws and Regulations relating to the
   safety of persons or property, or to the protection of persons or property from damage,
   injury, or loss, and shall erect and maintain all necessary safeguards for such safety and
   protection.
3.4 Wet Taps
All 1" – 12” diameter wet taps on existing water and sewer force main lines must be
performed by BJWSA. Wet taps greater than 12” diameter must be performed by an
approved tapping contractor. The Developer’s contractor will be responsible for safe
excavation and shoring of the trench at the location to be tapped. See Appendix B, Tapping
Policy and Procedures, for instructions.
Taps on existing sewer lines shall be accomplished by a qualified licensed utility contractor
and witnessed by BJWSA. The tapping procedure and materials shall be approved prior to
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3.5 Individual Taps for Commercial Development
The procedure for an individual commercial tap is as follows:
A completed Water/Wastewater Availability Request Form (See Appendix A) and a site plan
must be submitted to the BJWSA Engineering Department. The site plan must show the
accurate locations of water and/or sewer laterals, along with connections at the building and
the property lines.
Water/wastewater usage calculations for the commercial site should be submitted if available
from the design engineer.
The BJWSA Engineering & Operations staff will review the project for water and sewer
capacity, backflow prevention, meter sizing and location, fire protection, tap construction,
sewer discharge protection and limitations, etc.
Once BJWSA has reviewed and approved the submitted plan, a commercial quote outlining
fees due will be issued to the applicant by the Engineering Department. The fees must be
paid to the Customer Service Department at least 15 working days prior to the desired date of
connection to the system.
All sewer taps and connections must be inspected by BJWSA. The inspections are
performed on Monday Wednesday and Friday by BJWSA’s Utility Compliance Group. A 24
hour notice is required. The piping must be exposed from the building to the street
connection at the time of inspection. All work must be done in accordance with BJWSA
specifications.
Water and sewer connections (taps) to new systems will not be allowed prior to the issuance
of a SC DHEC Approval to Place in Operation.
In the case of a commercial development with multiple subdivided units, the building may
use one sewer tap; however, food establishments must have an individual tap.
In the case of a multi-family development, water usage for each building will be master
metered to include usage for the total number of units in each building.
3.6 Water/Sewer Service Interruptions
When a wet tap is not possible or the relocation of a water or sewer line requires interruption
of service, BJWSA must review and approve the procedure. Once approval has been
received, the contractor must contact BJWSA’s project manager to schedule the interruption
ten (10) days in advance of the work. The contractor will identify those customers affected
by the shut down and the contractor will notify them by mail or by distributing door hangers.
The schedule agreed to by the contractor must be strictly followed. If weather conditions
prohibit the work from being performed, the interruption must be rescheduled in accordance
with the above procedures.
3.7 Construction Water Use Policy
All construction involving the extension of water mains or requiring the use of construction
water must comply with this Section.
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New Construction Activity: Flushing of newly constructed pipelines can use large quantities
of water and the volume/quantity must be metered.
On all projects that require extension of existing water mains, an in-line temporary meter
(jumper connection) is required for installation at the same time the wet tap is made for the
project. This jumper connection consists of a 2" hydrant turbine meter and backflow
prevention device. The contractor must contact Customer Service, 987-9272 to lease this
device (temporary hydrant meter and backflow prevention device).
At all times, the main tap valve will remain closed unless opened by BJWSA for scheduled
water usage. Unauthorized use or tampering with the main valve is grounds for a stop work
order, administrative fees, civil penalties, or criminal prosecution.
Before service authorization can be issued, the contractor shall return the hydrant meter and
backflow device to BJWSA and pay for all metered water use.
    3.7.1     Jumper Connection
    Any water entering an unapproved system from an approved system must go through a
    jumper connection. The jumper connection must contain a BJWSA meter and a backflow
    preventor (see BJWSA Standard Specifications for details). The main line serving the
    newly constructed line must remain closed until the SC DHEC Approval to Place in
    Operation is received and the jumper connection removed.
3.8 Hydrant Usage
Hydrant operation will be controlled and closely monitored by BJWSA to ensure the
integrity of the water system. Contamination of the potable system can occur due to
improper use of or connection to hydrants. Directly following installation, all hydrants must
be burlap bagged and taped, tied or otherwise secured to provide visual confirmation that the
water system is not ready for operation and acceptance by BJWSA. Also:
   No one except Authority personnel, the local fire department and authorized customers
    are approved to use a fire hydrant or post hydrant within BJWSA’s service area.
   A request for fire flow information shall be made through BJWSA’s Field Operations by
    sending an email request to hydrant@bjwsa.org. The requesting party should allow 14
    days to obtain the fire flow information including the hydrant number with the location
    will improve the time. Only BJWSA personnel are authorized to perform fire flow tests
    on BJWSA’s system.
   A contractor requiring the use of a hydrant for non potable construction water, must
    complete a hydrant meter rental application which may be obtained from the Customer
    Service Department and pay the appropriate deposit prior to receiving the hydrant meter.
   After the work has been finished and the hydrant meter is no longer needed, the
    contractor will remove the hydrant meter, return it to BJWSA and pay for all metered
    water use. Once the meter has been returned and no damage to the meter or hydrant is
    evident, BJWSA will refund the deposit. If the user fees are unpaid or repairs are
    required, these costs will be deducted from the deposit and the remainder will be returned
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    to the contractor. Failure by the contractor to follow these procedures may result in
    forfeiture of the contractor’s deposit.
   Any unauthorized use of a hydrant will be subject to the appropriate unauthorized or
    illegal usage fees.
3.9 Unauthorized or Illegal Usage
Unauthorized water usage is in violation of BJWSA policies and is subject to Unauthorized
Usage Fees. Unauthorized water usage is also illegal and therefore subject to civil or
criminal penalties in Magistrates Court. The decision whether to press legal charges will be
made by the BJWSA General Manager. When an illegal connection is found:
   BJWSA will confiscate the device used on any illegal connection. If the responsible
    person is at the scene, he will be advised of the policy and requested it be disconnected.
   BJWSA will calculate a bill for the estimated water used. Where water has been returned
    to BJWSA’s sewer system, the estimated gallons used will also be subject to sewer
    charges at the highest volume charge per 1000 GAL currently approved. An invoice
    including these charges and the Unauthorized Usage Fee will be sent to the appropriate
    person.
3.10 General Inspection - Construction Phase Review
Routine and unscheduled inspection of ongoing projects will be made by BJWSA personnel
during the construction phase to ensure conformance with the approved plans and
specifications.
Projects approved for construction by the Authority automatically authorize BJWSA
inspection personnel access to the construction site at all times for the purpose of inspecting
constructed facilities or observing construction operations in progress. BJWSA inspectors
will take appropriate action, as outlined herein, when improper material or unacceptable
workmanship is detected on the project and will notify the contractor, engineer and/or
developer.
BJWSA inspectors shall make periodic checks during all phases of construction to ensure
that the contractor is complying fully with project design and specifications as well as the
policies and procedures herein established. Any deviation or revision to the approved
engineering plans shall be furnished in writing to the engineer. The contractor shall not
initiate any deviations or revisions until the engineer and BJWSA have approved the change
in writing.
3.11 Stop Work Orders
Failure to adhere to the approved plans and/or specifications may result in the project
manager issuing a stop work order. BJWSA’s project manager will send copies of the stop
work order to the developer, engineer, and contractor. A copy will be left on site with the in-
charge contractor representative.
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construction performed by a contractor while under a stop work order will be considered
unacceptable by BJWSA and subject to removal and reconstruction.
3.12 Preliminary Inspection
A preliminary inspection will be conducted at the request of the project design engineer, who
is responsible for coordinating the inspection schedule with BJWSA’s project manager.
Typically, this inspection should be performed after all final grading, including roads, are
completed and all storm sewer appurtenances are installed. Two (2) sets of preliminary (as-
built) record construction plans shall be provided along with an electronic copy on diskette at
least 48 hrs prior to the preliminary inspection.
The developer and/or contractor are responsible to pump and dispose of all extraneous water
from the sewer system prior to the inspection. This extraneous water cannot be discharged
into BJWSA’s wastewater system.
3.13 System Testing
All structures retaining liquid, all pressure piping, and all gravity sewer piping shall be tested
by the contractor as specified in the BJWSA Water and/or Wastewater System Standards and
Specifications in accordance with SC DHEC regulations, and as directed by the project
design engineer. All testing must be conducted in the presence of the BJWSA Inspector and
the Engineer’s representative.
   3.13.1 Gravity Sewer Tests
   1.   Air Testing
   2.   Pipe Deflection Test
   3.   Visual Inspection
   4.   Video Inspection –required if first three methods are inconclusive.
   5.   Soil Compaction Test –required for work SC DOT in right-of-way.
   3.13.2 Water Pressure Test for Water Mains and Force Mains
   Each pressure pipeline or valve section thereof must be subjected to hydrostatic testing in
   accordance with industry standards. If the pipeline experiences a pressure drop, the test
   fails. Refer to BJWSA Water System Specifications for more information on this
   procedure.
   3.13.3 Disinfection Test
   Before being placed in service, each potable water line and tank or other structure used
   for potable water storage shall be disinfected by the contractor as specified in the BJWSA
   Water System Standards and Specifications and as directed by the project design
   engineer.
3.14 Final Acceptance - Service Authorization
A final inspection may be requested only by the developer’s engineer once all punch list
items noted during the preliminary inspection have been corrected. The sewer system is to
be cleaned and flushed prior to the final inspection. The project engineer and BJWSA
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inspector shall prepare a written punch list of any defects noted during the final inspection,
and distribute copies of the punch list to the developer and contractor. Any corrections to be
made will be reviewed by the project engineer and BJWSA inspector prior to issuance of the
Service Authorization.
After the BJWSA inspector verifies final changes to the preliminary as-built drawings, the
engineer shall submit to BJWSA project manager final record drawings as outlined in
Appendix C.
Once the design engineer has certified that the project has been installed according to the
approved plans and specifications, the inspections have been performed, punch list items
have been addressed, and site work is finished & transfer of ownership to BJWSA is
complete, the service authorization can be acquired. Final acceptance is conditional upon the
following requirements:
    1. Service Authorization requirements
    2. Repair of any facilities damaged during construction, paving, drainage, and dry utility
       installation activities
    3. Payment for any repairs performed by BJWSA
    4. Final acceptance inspection
Upon issuance of the Service Authorization, the contractor must remove and abandon all
jumper connections in the water system and plugs in the sewer system in the presence of the
BJWSA inspector. The engineer must submit this Service Authorization with the required
project certification and test results to SC DHEC in order to obtain the official Approval to
Place in Operation. Upon issuance of the DHEC approval, BJWSA personnel will operate the
main water valve connecting the new system and the one year system warranty begins. Then,
the developer can issue requests for taps through BJWSA’s Customer Service Department.
The BJWSA Service Authorization and the SC DHEC Approval to Place in Operation must
be issued before discharging any wastewater into the sewer system or using potable water in
any development.
BJWSA may issue a partial service authorization for the following reasons:
     If a project is broken up into phases, but is under a single construction permit
     BJWSA may also issue a temporary service authorization for construction water or fire
      protection as long as the water line is directly connected to an accepted BJWSA line
In order to obtain a partial service authorization, the developer must provide a maintenance
bond as stipulated in Section 3.15. At the end of the project, this bond must be rolled over
for an additional 18 months to cover the warranty period. BJWSA will notify the engineer in
writing of the final acceptance of the system. At this time, the developer must provide a
maintenance bond on the completed system as stipulated in Section 3.15.
3.15 Maintenance Bond:
A maintenance bond shall be required on all water/wastewater construction projects. The
purpose of the maintenance bond is to ensure the integrity of systems taken over by BJWSA:
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   1. Before a development has been completed
   2. After BJWSA Service Authorization and SC DHEC Approval to Place in Operation
      have been issued
   3. Throughout the 12 month warranty period plus an additional 6 months to correct any
      warranty related items (total bond duration shall be 18 months from the date of
      SCDHEC Approval)
The amount of the bond shall be 10% of the total water and/or sewer construction costs, with
no bond less than $5,000.00. The amount must be sufficient to cover all possible repairs
required during the warranty period. The bond will be cashed in the event that a repair is
made to the system by BJWSA personnel during the warranty period. The acceptable form of
the bond is a surety bond, certified or cashiers check. Once the BJWSA inspector completes
the warranty inspection and the 18 month time period has elapsed, the bond will be released.
However, if dry utilities are still not installed by the end of the warranty period, the
maintenance bond must be extended.
3.16 Warranty Period & Inspections
The one (1) year warranty period begins with the issuance of the SC DHEC Approval to
Place in Operation. The BJWSA will perform a warranty inspection (to include the area in
the SC DOT right-of-way impacted by the project) at the end of the warranty period. If
needed, a punch list will be developed and submitted to the engineer and developer for
correction. It is the responsibility of the developer to contact the contractor, who will be
given 30 days to complete the punch list before the BJWSA arranges for the work to be done.
If the BJWSA does the corrections, an invoice for the cost of the work will be sent to the
developer. If the invoice is not paid in full within 60 days from the invoice date, the
maintenance bond will be cashed.
During the warranty period, the developer will be responsible FOR PERFORMING ALL
BJWSA water and sewer pipeline locates through a contract locating service. Any BJWSA
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                                                 Appendix A

                         WATER/WASTEWATER AVAILABLITY
                   WATER/WASTEWATER AVAILABILITY REQUEST FORM

Date:______________


A.    Owner/Developer______________________________________Phone#_____________
      Address_________________________________________________________________
      Contact Person________________________________________Phone #_____________
      Address_________________________________________________________________
      Engineer_____________________________________________Phone #_____________
      Development Name_______________________________________________________


B.    Development Location_____________________________________________________
      Township, Map & Parcel # (Attach Plat) ______________________________________

      C.        Type of Development (Circle appropriate choice)
      Residential           Multi-Family        Commercial        Industrial     Institutional
      Number of lots/single family units _______________Building Square Footage_________
      Number of multi/family units____________________
      Type of Business(es)_______________________________________________________
      Rezoning Required:                  Yes   No             Subdivision Required:      Yes    No

D.    Proposed DRC Preliminary Review Date_______________
      Proposed DRC Final Review Date____________________

E.    Maximum number of employees in 24 hour period_________________
      If restaurant, seating capacity_________                       If car wash, number of bays_______
      If Laundromat, number of washers______                 If church, number of seats_________

F. **SITE PLANS AND WATER USE CALCULATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR FEE QUOTES**




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                                            Appendix B

                               TAPPING POLICY & PROCEDURE


PURPOSE
     The purpose of this policy is to ensure that BJWSA’s water transmission and distribution
     system is not compromised due to an improper tapping procedure or use of unapproved
     equipment, and to minimize the number of taps made to the transmission system. Every
     tap made to the BJWSA system is a potential leak point and adequate steps must be taken
     to ensure the long term viability of the tap assembly.
POLICY
     BJWSA personnel will perform all taps ranging in size from 1” to 12” diameter on the
     water transmission and distribution systems. For taps greater than 12”, the tapping
     contractor must be approved by BJWSA. The minimum size tap allowed on the
     transmission system is 8”.
PROCEDURE
       1. Tap fees will be quoted at the time of plan submission, and are due prior to the pre-
          construction conference.
       2. The contractor/entity must schedule the tap through the BJWSA Operations & Maintenance
          Department, 987-9209.
       3. The contractor/entity must excavate the line and install the tap assembly and confirm the
          pressure test prior to the arrival of BJWSA’s tapping crew. The tap assembly must be holding
          150 psi when BJWSA’s crew arrives. Should the BJWSA crew arrive as scheduled and
          the test fail, an automatic additional return charge of one half of the tap cost must be
          paid prior to rescheduling.
       4. The tap assembly, associated piping, and if installed, the master meter will be owned,
          operated and maintained by BJWSA.
TAPPING SLEEVE SPECIFICATIONS
       Fabricated stainless steel or fusion bond epoxy with stainless steel hardware:
               Smith-Blair #663, #622
               Ford FAST
               Mueller # H304SS
       Tapping sleeves 6" and larger shall be fabricated stainless steel with stainless steel bolts
       or fabricated steel with fusion bonded epoxy with stainless steel bolts as specified above.
       Tapping sleeves shall have outlet flange counter-bored to accept a mating tapping valve
       per MSS SP-60 for true alignment of tapping valve and tapping machine. Sleeve shall
       have a stepped stainless steel valve flange complying with AWWA C207 Class, ANSI
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                                         Appendix C

                              RECORD DRAWING STANDARDS
  The BJWSA project manager will only give service authorization after verification by
  BJWSA. All record drawings are to be printed on 36”x24” sheets, clearly and legibly drawn
  to a scale no greater than 1"=20'-0" and no less than 1"=40'-0".
  Record drawings are to include:
      1. One (1) set of 4 mil. (minimum) Mylar drawings (dark unclear Mylar will not be
          accepted).
      2. Three (3) sets black line paper copies.
      3. One (1) digital AutoCAD file in *.dwg or *.dxf format on 3.5" floppy diskette or CD.
          This file may be compressed using the *.ZIP format. This drawing file must match
          the revision of the hard copies submitted as record drawings.
  Record drawings and E-AsB files shall be submitted to the BJWSA project manager. All
  electronic files will be reviewed for adherence to policies before service authorization will be
  given on projects. Incorporate Section 2.3.2, “(Preliminary) Plan Requirements” and Section
  2.4.1, “Submission of the Construction Plan” in addition to the following on all record
  drawings:

GENERAL NOTES
     1. Developer’s and Contractor’s name, address, and telephone number shall be included
        on all sheets.
     2. DHEC permit numbers and BJWSA job number shall be included on all sheets.
     3. BJWSA pump station names shall plainly be labeled on the master layout and all
        subsequent sheet that show the station.
     4. Project name, including reference to any and all previous names of the project
        submitted to BJWSA (i.e., Smith Subdivision formerly known as Noname
        Subdivision), and appropriate phase number shall be included on all sheets and
        disk/cd label.
     5. Street names, 911 address, and block/lot numbers shall be included on all sheets.
     6. The “Record Date” and current revision shall be included on all sheets and disk/cd
        label.
     7. All plans submitted shall have the horizontal position of all relevant objects correctly
        located referencing the South Carolina State Plane Coordinates, North American
        Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) (1983 Datum, 2001 adjustment), International Feet, and the
        vertical position of all features shall be correctly referenced to National Geodetic
        Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29).
     8. The location, name and coordinate values of the primary geodetic control used to
        determine the SC SPCS of the project should be shown.
     9. Onsite temporary benchmarks (TBM set when control is brought in to project and
        used to control the as-built survey of the project), vertical and horizontal, shall be
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        shown.
    10. All information pertinent to the location of water and/or sanitary sewer facilities
        being dedicated to BJWSA should be shown (i.e., existing features abandoned or
        demolished as a result of new construction, newly constructed features and existing
        features of other utilities adjacent to BJWSA facilities):
             Water mains, laterals and dependent features.
             Sanitary sewer lines and dependent features (including grease traps and
                separation tanks).
             Centerline and edge of pavement of roads and streets, internal and contiguous
                to project including connections to nearby major thoroughfares.
             Storm sewers.
             Commercial buildings.
             Paved and concrete areas in vicinity of water and sewer utilities being
                dedicated to BJWSA.
             Retention\detention ponds.
             Additional layers, not containing this pertinent data must be turned off or
                deleted from the drawing.
    11. Phased projects shall include as-built information on all prior phases. Features of
        various phases should be clearly marked as to the correct phase. Features of previous
        and proposed phases shall be displayed in light gray to distinguish them from those
        features in the current phase. Lot numbers throughout all phases to run consecutively
        and not repeated on later phases. Naming convention shall remain consistent
        throughout phases.
    12. Indicate all water and wastewater pipeline crossings with other utilities. Include
        vertical and horizontal separation distances, depth of cover, and pipe materials.
    13. Water, wastewater and storm sewers are to be shown concurrently on plan view
        drawing sheets. Do not submit separate sheets for these utilities.

DIGITAL RECORD FILE NOTES
    1. The distribution disk label shall be clearly labeled with:
            Engineering Firm providing the drawing.
            Project name (including reference to any and all previous names of the project
              submitted to BJWSA).
            Current Phase Number (not engineer’s numerical project ID).
            Current revision and date of the digital ACAD file. The revision of the digital
              ACAD file shall be identical to that of the hard copy drawings.
    2. Submit one electronic drawing file showing as-built features pertinent to the location
       of water and/or sewer facilities being dedicated to BJWSA:
            Water mains, laterals and dependent features.
            Sanitary sewer mains, laterals and dependent features (including grease traps
              and separation tanks).
            Roads and streets (internal and contiguous to project and connections to
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                 nearby major thoroughfares).
              Adjacent dry utilities (electric, gas, telephone, etc.).
              Storm sewers.
              Commercial buildings.
              Paved and concrete areas in vicinity of water and sewer utilities.
              Retention\detention ponds.
              Additional layers, not containing this pertinent data may be turned off in lieu
                 of deletion from the drawing.
    3.   Plans containing multiple sheets shall have the entire current phase of the project
         drawn in one plan view, not broken into separate sections for each sheet.
    4.   All plans submitted shall have the horizontal position of all features correctly located
         in South Carolina State Plane Coordinates, North American Datum of 1983 (NAD
         83) (1983 Datum, 2001 adjustment), International Feet, and the vertical position of all
         features shall be correctly referenced to National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929
         (NGVD 29).
    5.   The location, name and coordinate values of the primary geodetic control used to
         determine the SC SPCS of the project should be shown. All TBMs (temporary
         benchmarks, horizontal and vertical) located on the project should be shown.
    6.   The plan view of the digital ACAD file shall be “WORLD UCS”, referenced to the
         South Carolina State Plane Coordinate System, North American Datum of 1983
         (NAD 83) (1983 Datum, 2001 adjustment), International Feet, rotated to “True
         North”, with an insertion point of 0,0,0.
    7.   All objects in drawing, including text descriptions and dimensions should be drawn
         on different feature dependent and appropriately named layers. Text should be drawn
         on different layers from the facilities. All objects should be drawn “BYLAYER”.
         Features of previous and proposed phases should be displayed in a light gray to
         distinguish them from those features in the current phase.
    8.   All dimensions shall be to the nearest one hundredth (0.01) of a foot in the vertical
         plane and the nearest two tenths (0.2) of a foot in the horizontal plane, with angles to
         the nearest minute. Dimensions to be drawn on appropriately named layers.

EASEMENTS & PLATS
    1. Show all easements to be conveyed and surveyed boundaries of any property to be
       deeded to BJWSA.
    2. The location of water and/or sewer facilities should be shown within private property
       through which an easement will be granted. A surveyor will establish metes and
       bounds of such easements.
    3. Water lines and force mains located within public rights-or-way shall be referenced to
       permanent visible structures such as centerline or edge of pavement, manholes, catch
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SEWER LINES
    1. Provide schedule of sewer line tangents with manhole rim and invert elevations, pipe
       diameter, length, type and class, and slope. Manholes shall be tied to permanent
       visible structures including centerline or edge of pavement, rights-of-way, property
       line boundaries, and/or property corners
    2. Laterals shall be stationed from the downstream manhole going upstream, with all
       manholes reverting to 0+00 for the next line tangent. End of service lateral shall be
       located from property corners and edge of pavement. Lateral diameter shall be shown
    3. Show on the drawing the linear feet of sewer main (manhole to manhole) number of
       single and double services
    4. Provide mean sea level (MSL) elevation on top of force main connection to manhole
       or force main manifold

SEWER PUMP STATION
    1. Complete layout of the pump station shall be shown in detail, with the layout
       representing the actual as-built condition of all entities. Provide elevations for the
       following points: influent line invert, bottom of wet well, top of slab (including brass
       benchmark), pump off level, pump on level, lead/lag levels, both pumps on level, and
       high water alarm level. The pump station detail shall include all conduit layouts.
    2. The orientation of the pump station site shown on all sheets must be preserved.

WATER
    1. Water mains shall be referenced to permanent visible structures, including road
       centerlines, edges of pavement, buildings, manholes, catch basins, and power poles.
       Rights-of-way/property line boundaries may be used in the absence of the other
       references noted. Tie down locations of all valves, bends, and tees, to fire hydrants,
       manholes, buildings, markers, or other permanent structures. A minimum of two tie-
       down dimensions are required for each fitting. Show depth of cover on all valves and
       fittings if greater than 3'.
    2. A “blow-up” is required of all valve clusters and other areas of congestion if not
       clearly shown otherwise. Show distance from hydrant to main line. Show depth of
       cover if less than 3' or greater than 5' deep.
    3. Tie-down locations of water service termination points to permanent structures such
       as buildings, manholes, fire hydrants, and edge of pavement. Property corners may
       be used in the absence of other reference points when visible permanent structures are
       not nearby. Two references per service are required.
    4. Provide on plans the type and manufacturer of all valves, linear feet of water main, as
       well as the size, type and class of pipe.

    The following statements shall appear on all record drawings and shall be signed by a
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      licensed surveyor and the engineer of record, and show their respective registration
      numbers.


SURVEYOR’S CERTIFICATION:


      I hereby state that to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief, the survey shown
      hereon was made in accordance with the requirements of the minimum standards manual
      for the practice of land surveying in South Carolina, and meets or exceeds the
      requirements for a Class A survey as specified therein; also there are no visible
      encroachments or projections other than shown. I also state that the survey shown is
      based upon USA South Carolina State Plane Coordinates, North American Datum of
      1983 (NAD 83) (1983 Datum, 2001 adjustment), International Feet, coordinate system
      and elevations are based upon the 1929 USGS Datum.


SURVEYOR’S NAME (PRINTED)________________________________________________


SURVEYOR’S SIGNATURE_____________________________________________________


SC RLS NUMBER________________________


DATE__________________________________


Alternate Surveyor Wording:
      I hereby state that, to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief, the survey
      shown hereon was made in accordance with the requirements of the minimum standards
      manual for the practice of land surveying in South Carolina, and maintains a minimum
      horizontal accuracy of 0.2 FT and a minimum vertical accuracy of 0.01 FT; also
      there are no visible encroachments or projections other than shown. I also state that the
      survey shown is based upon USA South Carolina State Plane Coordinates, North
      American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) (1983 Datum, 2001 adjustment), International Feet,
      coordinate system and elevations are based upon the 1929 USGS Datum.




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ENGINEER’S CERTIFICATION
The following statements shall appear on all record drawings and shall be signed by the engineer
of record, and show their registration information:
        These record drawings have been prepared based upon information provided by our
periodic observations. The horizontal position of all objects is correctly located using South
Carolina State Plane Coordinates, North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) (1983 Datum, 2001
adjustment), International Feet, and the vertical position of all features is correctly referenced to
National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29), maintaining a minimum accuracy of 0.2
feet horizontal and 0.01 feet vertical. (ENGINEERING FIRM NAME) has reviewed this
information and to the best of our information, knowledge and belief these Record Drawings
represent the approved site development plans.


ENGINEER’S NAME (PRINTED)_________________________________________________
ENGINEER’S SIGNATURE______________________________________________________
SC PE NUMBER_________________________
DATE__________________________________
SEAL:




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ENGINEERS RECORD DRAWING CHECKLIST:


 Distribution disks and hard copies clearly labeled with Engineering Firm of record.
 Distribution disks and hard copies clearly and correctly labeled with the correct revision and
  revision date of the ACAD drawing file. ACAD file revision matches the revision of the hard
  copies of the project record drawings.
 Distribution disks and hard copies clearly and correctly labeled with the Project name
  (including reference to any and all previous names of the project submitted to BJWSA) and
  Phase Number (not engineer’s numerical project ID) of the ACAD drawing file.
 Electronic ACAD drawing file updated from construction drawing to show true location of
  irrigation, potable water and fire systems, sanitary sewer (including grease traps and
  separation tanks), roads and streets (internal and contiguous to project), crossings with other
  utilities (electric, gas, telephone, etc.), buildings, detention\retention ponds and concrete or
  paved areas in vicinity of BJWSA facilities
 The horizontal position of all features correctly located South Carolina State Plane
  Coordinates, North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) (1983 Datum, 2001 adjustment),
  International Feet, and the elevations of all features correctly referenced to National Geodetic
  Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29). All features correctly located with an allowable
  accuracy of 0.20’ horizontal and 0.01’ vertical.
 Primary geodetic control used to determine the SC SPCS location of the project, including
  name and coordinate values of location shown on both hard copy and digital record drawing.
 Onsite temporary benchmarks (TBM set when control is brought in to project), vertical and
  horizontal, shown on both hard copy and digital record drawing.
 Plan view of ACAD file is “WORLD UCS” rotated to true north in the South Carolina State
  Plane Coordinate System, North American Datum 1983 (NAD 83), International Feet.
 Insertion point of ACAD file is 0,0,0.
 All objects drawn on the appropriately named layer. All line types and colors drawn
  “BYLAYER”.
 All drawing layers, containing objects required by BJWSA, turned on.
 All drawing layers, containing objects in previous or proposed phases, shown in light gray.
 All drawing layers, containing objects not required by BJWSA, turned off or deleted.
 Hard copies of plan drawn to a scale no greater than 1" = 20'-0" and no less than 1" = 40'-0"
  and printed on 24”x36” sheets.




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                                          Appendix D

                                    DHEC UNIT LOADINGS
                          DHEC UNIT CONTRIBUTORY LOADINGS
                     FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES



TYPE OF ESTABLISHMENT                              HYDRAULIC LOADING (GPD)


Airport Terminal
       Per Employee                                      10
       Per Passenger                                     5
Apartments, Condominiums, Patio Homes
        Three (3) Bedrooms (per unit)                    400
        Two (2) Bedrooms (per unit)                      300
        One (1) Bedroom (per unit)                       200
Assembly Halls
        Per Seat                                         5
Barber Shop
         Per Employee                                    10
         Per Chair                                       100
Bars, Taverns
        Per Employee                                     10
        Per Seat (excluding restaurant)                  40
Beauty Shop
        Per Employee                                     10
        Per Chair                                        125
Boarding House, Dormitory
        Per Resident                                     50
Bowling Alley
          Per Employee                                   10
          Per Lane, No Restaurant, Bar or Lounge         125
Camps
       Resort, Luxury (per person)                       100
       Summer (per person)                               50
       Day, with Central Bathhouse (per person)          35
       Travel Trailer (per site)                         175
Car Wash
        Per Car Washed                                   75
Churches
          Per Seat                                       3
Clinics, Doctor’s Office
          Per Employee                                   15
          Per Patient                                    5

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Country Club, Fitness Center, Spa
         Per Member                                         50
Dentist Office
         Per Employee                                       15
         Per Chair                                          8
         Per Suction Unit (standard unit)                   370
         Per Suction Unit (recycling unit)                  95
         Per Suction Unit (air generated unit)              0
Factories, Industries
        Per Employee                                        25
        Per Employee, with Showers                          35
        Per Employee, with Kitchen                          40
        Per Employee, with Showers and Kitchen              45
Fairgrounds
        Average Attendance, Per Person                      5
Grocery Stores
            Per One Thousand (1,000) SQ FT, no restaurant   200
Hospitals
            Per Resident Staff                              100
            Per Bed                                         200
Hotels
          Per Bedroom, No Restaurant                        100
Institutions
        Per Resident                                        100
Laundries
            Self Service, Per Machine                       400
Marinas
        Per Slip                                            30
Mobile Homes
            Per Unit                                        300
Motels
        Per Unit, No Restaurant                             100
Nursing Homes
          Per Bed                                           100
          Per Bed, with Laundry                             150
Offices, Small Stores, Business, Administration Buildings
         Per Person, No Restaurant                          25
Picnic Parks
         Average Attendance, Per Person                     10
Prison/Jail
        Per Employee                                        15
        Per Inmate                                          125
Residences
         Per House, Unit                                    400
Rest Areas, Welcome Centers
            Per Person                                      5
            Per Person, with Showers                        10


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Rest Homes
        Per Bed                                            100
        Per Bed, with Laundry                              150
Restaurants
         Fast Food Type, Not 24 hours (Per Seat)           40
         24 Hour Restaurant (Per Seat)                     70
         Drive-in (Per Car Served)                         40
         Vending Machine, Walk-up Deli (Per Person)        40
Schools, Day Care
         Per Person                                        10
         Per Person, with Cafeteria                        15
         Per Person, with Cafeteria, Gym and Showers       20
Service Stations
                 Per Employee                                    10
                 Per Car Served                                  10
                 Car Wash (Per Car Served)                       75
Shopping Centers, Large Department Stores, Malls
        Per one thousand (1,000) sq. ft., No Restaurant    200
Stadiums, Coliseums
       Per Seat, No Restaurant                             5
Swimming Pools
           Per Person, with Sewer Facilities and Showers   10
Theaters
           Indoor (Per Seat), Drive In (Per Stall)         5




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