W. Va. Code R. § 64-77-3 - Submission of Plans

3.1. General. -- The applicant or the applicant's engineer shall submit all reports, final plans and specifications, in the time frame noted in the Bureau for Public Health rule, Public Water System, 64CFR3, prior to the date on which action by the BPH is desired. For public water system wells, if emergency conditions prohibit meeting the permit application requirements, the applicant, the applicant's engineer, or the West Virginia Certified Water Well Driller that drilled the well shall notify the BPH by facsimile, email or telephone within five (5) calendar days after the emergency well is drilled. Emergency conditions exist when public water systems experience source water outages, low source water quantity due to drought or source water failure to produce enough water for daily demands, or existing source water sudden contamination by a regulated contaminant in which the maximum contaminant level is exceeded. For emergency wells, the applicant or the applicant's engineer shall submit the permit application within thirty (30) calendar days after the well is drilled. Emergency wells shall meet all of the requirements of this rule and shall be drilled by a West Virginia Certified Water Well Driller. Permits for construction, for waste discharges, for stream crossings, etc., may be required from other federal, state or local agencies. Preliminary plans and the engineer's report shall be submitted for review prior to the preparation of final plans. The BPH shall issue a permit to construct only after review and approval of submitted final, complete detailed applications, plans and specifications.
3.1.a. The applicant shall submit four (4) complete sets of documents for a formal review by the BPH. The documents shall include but not be limited to: application forms; a summary of the basis of design; operation requirements, where applicable; general layout; detailed plans; and specifications.
3.1.b. All installation and operations shall meet or exceed the relevant requirements of the national, state, local or trades' good practices, regulations and codes, whichever has jurisdiction.
3.2. Engineer's Report. -- The engineer's report for public water systems improvements shall, where pertinent, present the following information:
3.2.a. General information, including a description of the existing public water systems and wastewater facilities; identification of the municipality or area served; and the name and mailing address of the owner or official custodian;
3.2.b. The extent of the public water system, including a description of the nature and extent of the area to be served; provisions for extending the public water system to include additional service areas; and an appraisal of the future requirements for service, including existing and potential industrial, commercial, institutional and other water supply needs;
3.2.c. List the alternate plans where two (2) or more solutions exist for providing public water supply facilities, each of which is feasible and practicable and give reasons for selecting the one (1) recommended, including financial considerations, operational considerations and a comparison of the minimum classifications of the public water system operators required for operation of each alternative facility;
3.2.d. Soil, groundwater conditions, and foundation problems, including a description of: the character of the soil through which water mains are to be laid; foundation conditions prevailing at sites of proposed structures and the approximate elevation of groundwater in relation to subsurface structures;
3.2.e. Water use data, including a description of the customer and population trends as indicated by available records, and the estimated population that will be served by the proposed water supply system or expanded system 20 years in the future in five year intervals or over the useful life of critical structures/equipment. Water use data shall also include present water consumption and the projected average and maximum daily demands, including fire flow demand; present and estimated yields of the sources of supply; unusual occurrences, and unaccounted for water;
3.2.f. Water distribution shall have average, minimum and maximum pressures with and without fire flow at the beginning of the system, at the ends of the system and intermediate points throughout the system. Include supporting data used as basis for design;
3.2.g. Flow requirements, including hydraulic analyses based on flow demands and pressure requirements; and fire flows, when fire protection is provided, which meet the recommendations of the ISO or other similar agency for the service area involved;
3.2.h. Describe the existing wastewater system with special reference to its relationship to existing or proposed public water system structures that may affect the location and operation of the public water system, or that may affect the quality of the supply;
3.2.i. Describe the proposed source or sources of water supply to be developed, the reasons for their selection, and provide the following information:
3.2.i.1. Surface water sources, including hydrological data, stream flow and weather records; safe yield, including all factors that may affect it; and maximum flood flow, together with approval for safety features of the spillway and dam from the appropriate reviewing authority. Include a description of the watershed, noting any existing or potential sources of contamination (such as highways, railroads, chemical facilities, etc.) that may affect water quality, and data on the quality of the raw water with special reference to fluctuations in quality, changing meteorological conditions, regulated contaminant levels, etc.;
3.2.i.2. Groundwater sources, including sites considered; advantages of the site selected; elevations with respect to surroundings; probable character of formations through which the source is to be developed, and geologic conditions affecting the site, such as anticipated interference between proposed and existing wells;
3.2.i.3. A summary of source exploration, test well depth and the method of construction; placement of liners or screen; test pumping rates and their duration; water levels and specific yield; and water quality;
3.2.i.4. Sources of possible contamination such as sewers and sewerage facilities, highways, railroads, landfills, outcroppings of consolidated water-bearing formations, chemical facilities, waste disposal wells, agriculture uses, etc.; and
3.2.i.5. A description and plat of the system's wellhead protection area and plan;
3.2.j. Summarize and establish the adequacy of proposed treatment processes and unit parameters for the treatment of the specific water under consideration. Alternative methods of water treatment and chemical use shall be considered as a means of reducing waste handling and disposal problems. Bench scale test, pilot studies, or demonstrations may be required to establish adequacy for some water quality standards;
3.2.k. Discuss the various aspects of waste disposal from the water treatment plant, including volume, proposed treatment and points of discharge. If discharging to a sanitary sewerage system, verify that the system, including any lift stations, is capable of handling the flow to the sewage treatment works and that the treatment works is capable and will accept the additional loading;
3.2.l. Provide supporting data justifying the use of automatic equipment, including the servicing and operator training to be provided. Manual override shall be provided for any automatic controls.
3.2.m. Give personnel information including the required number of plant operators and relief plant operators, distribution system maintenance personnel, meter readers, and clerical personnel needed to provide adequate coverage;
3.2.n. Project sites, including the discussion of the various sites considered and advantages of the recommended ones; the proximity of residences, industries, and other establishments, and any potential sources of pollution that may influence the quality of the supply or interfere with effective operation of the public water system, such as sewage absorption systems, septic tanks, privies, cesspools, sink holes, sanitary landfills, refuse and garbage dumps, etc.;
3.2.o. Financing, including estimated cost of integral parts of the system; detailed estimated annual cost of operation; and proposed methods to finance both capital charges and operating expenses; and
3.2.p. Summarize planning for future needs and services.
3.3. Plans. -- Plans for public water system improvements shall, where pertinent, provide the following:
3.3.a. A general layout which shall include: a suitable title; the name of the municipality, other entity or person responsible for the water system; the area or institution to be served; the scale; the north point; datums used; boundaries of the municipality or area to be served; date, name and address of the designing engineer; the imprint of the professional engineer's seal or the conformance with engineering registration requirements of West Virginia; 22" X 34" legible prints suitable for reproduction; the location and size of existing and proposed water mains; and the location and nature of existing public water system structures and appurtenances affecting the proposed improvements, noted on one sheet;
3.3.b. Detailed plans which shall include:
3.3.b.1. Stream crossings, providing profiles with elevations of the stream bed and the normal and extreme high and low water levels;
3.3.b.2. Profiles having a horizontal scale of not more than one hundred (100) feet to the inch and a vertical scale of not more than ten (10) feet to the inch, with both scales clearly indicated. Profiles are not required for water main construction; however, critical elevations (high points, low points, water tanks, booster stations, etc.) are required;
3.3.b.3. The location and size of the property to be used for the groundwater development with respect to known references such as roads, streams, section lines, or streets;
3.3.b.4. The topography and arrangement of present or planned wells or structures, with contour intervals not greater than two (2) feet;
3.3.b.5. Elevations of the one hundred (100) year flood level, the floor of the structure, upper terminal of protective casings and outside surrounding grade, using United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, United States Geological Survey or equivalent elevations where applicable as reference;
3.3.b.6. Plat and profile drawings of well construction, showing the estimated diameter and depth of drill holes, casing and liner diameters and depths, grouting depths, elevations and designation of geological formations, water levels and other details to describe the proposed well completely;
3.3.b.7. The location of all existing and potential sources of pollution that may affect the water source or underground treated water storage facilities;
3.3.b.8. The size, length and materials of proposed water mains. The location of existing or proposed streets, water sources, ponds, lakes, storm drains, sanitary sewers, house sewers, septic tanks, disposal fields and cesspools;
3.3.b.9. Schematic flow diagrams and hydraulic profiles showing the flow through various plant units;
3.3.b.10. Piping in sufficient detail to show flow through the plant, including waste lines;
3.3.b.11. The locations of all chemical storage areas, feeding equipment and points of chemical application;
3.3.b.12. All appurtenances, specific structures, equipment, water treatment plant waste disposal units and points of discharge having any relationship to the plans for water mains and public water system structures;
3.3.b.13. The locations of sanitary or other facilities, such as lavatories, showers, toilets and lockers, when applicable or required by the BPH;
3.3.b.14. The locations, dimensions, and elevations of all proposed plant facilities;
3.3.b.15. The locations of all sampling taps; and
3.3.b.16. An adequate description of any features not otherwise covered by the specifications;
3.3.c. Plan sheet sizes are to be a minimum twenty-two inches by thirty-four inches (22" X 34"). The base mapping for water line construction shall accurately reflect the current surface features along the proposed water line routing; and
3.3.d. Aerial photo-enlargement plans which may be used for water line construction provided the enlargement is done utilizing electronic media (for archival purposes).
3.4. Specifications. -- The applicant or the applicant's engineer shall supply complete, detailed technical specifications for the proposed project, including: pipe, valves and other building materials; a program for keeping existing public water system facilities in operation during construction of additional facilities so as to minimize interruption of service; laboratory facilities and equipment; the number and design of chemical feeding equipment; and materials or proprietary equipment for sanitary or other facilities including any necessary backflow or backsiphonage protection.
3.5. Design Criteria. -- The applicant or the applicant's engineer shall submit a summary of the complete design criteria for the proposed project, containing but not limited to the following: the long-term dependable yield of the source of supply; the reservoir surface area, volume and a volume-versus-depth curve, if applicable. The summary shall include the area of watershed, if applicable; the estimated average and maximum day water demands for the design period; number of proposed services; fire-fighting requirements; flash mix, flocculation and settling basin capacities; retention times; unit loadings; the filter area, proposed filtration rate, and filter media; the backwash rate; feeder capacities and ranges, and disinfection facilities and CT calculations, where applicable. The summary shall include special facilities such as aerators, corrosion control, softeners, fluoridation, iron and manganese removal, taste and odor control. Summary shall include design calculations, including head loss, distribution system analysis and pressures at all high and low points under all flow conditions (normal flow, maximum design flow and normal flow with fire flow).
3.6. Revisions to Approved Plans. -- The applicant or the applicant's engineer shall obtain approval from the BPH before deviating from approved plans or specifications. Revised plans or specifications shall be submitted in time to permit the review and approval of the plans or specifications before any construction work, which will be affected by the changes, is begun.
3.7. Additional Information Required. -- The BPH may require additional information from the applicant that is not part of the construction drawings, such as proprietary technical data, copies of deeds, copies of contracts, etc.


W. Va. Code R. § 64-77-3

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