As stated in the Rules and Regulations revised in 2010, the following items are specified by the District for final inspection approval. All new, located or replaced service lines are required to use the following guidelines:
THESE ITEMS SHALL BE INSPECTED BY DISTRICT PERSONNEL WHEN INSTALLATION IS COMPLETE AND BEFORE THE BUILDING IS OCCUPIED
SERVICE LINE SPECIFICATIONS
The property owner is responsible for the sewer service line from the home to the main sewer line and for the water line from the home to the curb valve at or near the property line.
Service lines larger than 2 inches, i.e. 4 inches and larger, must be Class 52 Ductile Iron Pipe (DIP) with C-153 DIP fittings with main line tee and gate valve to be used as the main line tap.
SEWER SERVICE LINE
C-900 Class 200 water pipe must be used from the tap into the structure. At least 5 feet of cover over line is required, with at least 6 inches of road base compacted under the line and 12 inches of road base compacted on top of the line. District personnel shall perform a line inspection prior to backfill. A clean out is required every 100 feet along the service line if it is over 100 feet in length.
WATER SERVICE LINE
Use only Soft K-Type copper line with compression fittings. A minimum of 8 feet of cover over line is required with at least 6 inches of road base compacted under the line and 12 inches of road base compacted in on top of the line. The line inspection shall be performed by District personnel prior to backfill. The line must be pressure-tested for 1 hour to 150 psi or 1.5 times the static pressure in the system at the site. Pressure tests are to be completed by a contractor or plumber with District personnel present. Line must pass pressure test prior to SWSD providing water service.
PLUMBING MATERIALS SPECIFICATIONS
Customers who are obligated to obtain a building permit from the Town of Snowmass Village due to new construction, alteration, renovation of or an addition to an existing property, whether or not the installation, addition or relocation of any plumbing fixtures is required for the proposed work, are required by SWSD Rules and Regulations to have or install all plumbing fixtures as listed below:
Meter is required to be a Neptune T-10 size 5/8” to 2” Meter with E-coder register. Remote Radio Unit must be Neptune R900 wall mount “MIU”; the wire from register to wall unit must be 3-wire. Remote Radio Unit should be located outside on the side of the house closest to the driveway and must have waterproof connections. Please mount the remote 4-5' above grade so it does not get buried in snow.
Commercial Meter and meters larger than 2”
Meter is required to be a Neptune TruFlo Compound Meter with Ecoder and
Remote Radio Unit similar to residential meters above.
PRESSURE REDUCING VALVE
PRV is required to be a Watts 25AUB with strainer or equal. PRV must be set to no great than 50 psi.
BACKFLOW PREVENTION VALVE
Backflow device is required to be a Hersey Model FRP-II or Febco Model 825Y or 860Y for ¾” to 2” lines or a Hersey Model 6CM for 2.5” to 10” lines.
STANDARDS FOR FIXTURES, METER, PRV and BACKFLOW INSTALLATION
- All potable and irrigation water services shall be metered.
- Installation of water meters and remotes and maintaining access to them will be the responsibility of the property owner. All meters, backflows and pressure reducing valVes installed shall meet the standards as specified by SWSD.
- All meters, PRV’s and backflow devices shall be installed in a mechanical room; the mechanical room is required to have a floor drain. The device must be installed in the horizontal position 12” to 30” above the floor and 12” away from the wall.
- All meters will be set as close as possible to the point where the service enters the premises.
- Meters shall be protected from freezing.
- All meters will be installed horizontally no more than 36” above the floor or work surface with a minimum clearance of 12” above the meter.
- The meter shall have a remote reader installed near the front of the home or driveway at a minimum height of 48” above grade and a maximum height of 80” or as determined by Water Department personnel.
- Meters 2” and larger will be Neptune single compound meters with bronze flanges using brass or stainless steel nuts and bolts.
- The meter will be the same size as the domestic service line. A ¾” meter is the smallest meter allowed.
- Toilets are to be 3.5-gallon maximum flush type.
- All faucets are to have aerators in the spigots (water saver type) with a flow capacity of 2.5 gallons per minute.
- Shower heads are to have water savers in them and deliver no greater than 2.5 GPM at 50 psi.
See the attached drawings:
Residential properties without a fire system installed
Residential and commercial properties with a fire system installed