Requirements & Standards

ISSUING PERMITS

No permits for sanitary sewer connections will be issued unless an adequately sized lateral is available for the proposed construction.


MULTIPLE UNIT CONSTRUCTION

In order to obtain the necessary permits for multiple family dwellings, a drawing must be presented to the person processing the permit which indicates pipe sizes, wyes, cleanouts, angle sizes, etc.


CLEANOUT LOCATION FOR ANGLES OF GREATER THAN 45 DEGREES

A drawing showing the proper location for a cleanout for servicing angles of greater than 45 degrees is attached.


CLEANOUT SIZE

For all properties that were not provided a cleanout at the property line when the lateral was installed, a 6-inch cleanout must be installed when the property is connected to the lateral. (All other cleanouts used for the building sewer must be the same size as the building sewer.)


TEE-WYES

Tee-wyes may not be used for the building sewer drainage system. They may, however, be used for in-line cleanouts.


FERN-CO TYPE COUPLINGS

Fern-co type couplings are considered suitable only for transition from the building drain to the building sewer where other adapters cannot be used. Dresser couplings must be used in all other areas where transition from one type of pipe to another must be made (i.e., SDR 35 PVC to cast iron for driveway conditions).


BUILDING SEWER AND LATERAL SIZES

The following chart will show minimum building sewer and lateral sizes for multiple family dwellings (i.e., townhouses and condominiums)

No. of Units 1-2 3-4 5 or More
Building Sewer Size 4" 6" 8"
Lateral Size 6" 6" 8"

TRENCH WIDTH

Effective August 30, 1992, excavation for connection to the sanitary sewer, governed by Code of Sussex County, will be required to be a minimum of 10-inches wide or 2 1/2 times the pipe diameter to facilitate proper pipe bedding and grading.


REQUESTS FOR INSPECTIONS

All requests for inspections must be made 24 hours in advance and by 3:30 p.m. on the day before needed.