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Wastewater Capital Projects Management Documents

References for capital construction involving storm or sanitary infrastructure within the City and County of Denver

The Wastewater Capital Projects Management (WCPM) Standard Construction Specifications are revised periodically and are intended for reference only.

All bidders on Wastewater Capital Projects are bound to the WCPM Standard Construction Specifications, as well as Measurement and Payment descriptions included within the specific set of bid documents they are responding to. 

Erosion Control Criteria

Denver's Erosion Control Guide for formatting and minimum plan design criteria, standards and requirements used to regulate stormwater plan preparation, permitting, field implementation, and enforcement of the City and County of Denver (Denver or City) Stormwater Criteria for Construction Activities. 

NOTE: Formally titled Erosion Control Permits

 

Storm Water & Sanitary Sewer Permits

Sumittal information for buildover of sewer main line can be found at the Site Engineering Wastewater web page.

For information on obtaining a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit (SUDP), see commercial and multi-residential (3 or more units).

All projects (capital projects & private development) located in the regulatory floodplain are required to obtain a floodplain permit. 

Floodplain permit entrance requirements (PDF)

Applications and submittals go through the SUDP process and must be submitted electronically. Submission information can be found at the Development Services SUDP page.

  • To determine if a project is located in a floodplain go to the Denver GIS Floodplain Map and search an address or click on the map for basic floodplain information.  More detailed floodplain information such as Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) or flood profiles can be obtained from FEMA’s Map Service Center.
  • Floodplain questions can be directed to the City's Floodplain Administrator, Jeremy Hamer at (720) 913-0720 or jeremy.hamer@denvergov.org

Single Family Residence Storm Water Problems

Homeowner's Guide to Runoff (PDF)

For information on obtaining a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit (SUDP), see foundation only entrance requirements for construction phased projects.

The purpose is to establish a method of dealing with minor one-time discharges of unpolluted water to the sanitary sewer system.

See parking garage entrance requirements for additional specific information.

Sumittal information for private on-site sanitary sewers can be found at the Site Engineering Wastewater web page.

Sumittal information for private on-site storm sewers can be found at the Site Engineering Wastewater web page.

Submittal requirements and instructions for Uninspected Building Sewer Line Connection.

 NOTE : It is the intention of the Department of Public Works that all building sewer lines and connections are installed new for new structures, and reuse of existing building sewer lines and connections is highly discouraged.  Applicants should understand that very few applications are approved, as it is in the best interest of current and future property owners to install all new facilities.  Applicants should understand that the City is in no way obligated to grant these requests

Summary of the key issues related to the issuance of a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit for a structure to go from a septic tank connection to sanitary sewer mainline connection

Sumittal information for abandonment of sewer main line can be found at the Site Engineering Wastewater web page.

Sewer stub-In permits are requested in special circumstances such as when the contractor needs to install part of a building sewer service and the Sewer Use and Drainage permit for the building has not been issued.

Requirements related to the issuance of a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit.

For information on obtaining a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit (SUDP), see residential single family & duplex (2 unit).

Single Family Residence Storm Water Problems

Homeowner's Guide to Runoff (PDF)

For information on obtaining a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit (SUDP), see superstructure core and shell entrance requirements.

For information on obtaining a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit (SUDP), see temporary sales and construction trailer permit.

For information on obtaining a Sewer Use and Drainage Permit (SUDP), see tenant finish/alteration.

Submittal requirements and instructions for Uninspected Building Sewer Line Connection.

NOTE: It is the intention of Public Works that all sewer lines installed, replaced, cut-off, and/or rerouted must be inspected and water tested by a city inspector.

Applicants should understand that the City is in no way obligated to grant these requests as it is in the best interest of current and future property owners that proper inspection(s) have been done.