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Water and Sewer Forms

Application for Permit to install single/multiple premise(s) sewer House connection(s)* (PDF)

This form shall be filed by Licensed Master Plumber to apply for new sewer house connection permit associated with a certified Site Connection proposal, House Connection Proposal or Building Department Alteration Repair Application (ARA) to install a new house sewer connection to a City/private sewer.

Wastewater Quality Control Application

Businesses that need to discharge to the City’s sewer system must comply with the Sewer Use Regulations established in Title 15 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY) Chapter 19.

Water and Sewer Exemption

General Instructions Information for Water and Sewer Exemption (PDF)

Required Documentation Checklist (PDF)

Exemptions Application (PDF)

Here is general information of what is required to apply for an exemption from water and sewer charges with the DEP. There is an application that must be filled out and submitted to the DEP for processing. Along with the application is a required documents checklist to help in knowing what documents to submit with your application.

Other Forms

Hydrant Permit (PDF)

Application for a non-premises Hydrant Permit.

Application for Permit to repair/relay Sewer House Connection* (PDF)

This form shall be filed by Licensed Master Plumber to obtain a permit for repair or relay for an existing sewer house connection.

Application for Permit to plug single/multiple premise(s) sewer House Connection(s)* (PDF)

This form shall be filed by Licensed Master Plumber to obtain a permit for a plug for an existing sewer house connection.

Application for Permit to install Manholes/Catch Basins and Basin Connections/Seepage Basins* (PDF)

This application shall be filed by Licensed Master Plumber, in connection with an approved Builders Pavement Plan or a DEP field investigation report to obtain a permit to install Manholes, Catch Basins & Basin Connections, and Seepage Basins in a street.

Application for Permit for Tap, Plug, Wet Connection, Repair/Relay of Water Service Line* (PDF)

This application shall be filed by Licensed Master Plumber to obtain a permit to a install a tap or plug or to repair or relay a Water Service Line.

DEP Cross Connection Control Risk Assessment (Revised January 2005)* (PDF)

This is a guideline for Professional Engineers/ Registered Architects for filing Cross Connection Control Device plans for any property.

Format for Backflow Preventer exemption for a facility with one Domestic Service only (PDF)

This is a guideline format that shall be used by Professional Engineers, Registered Architects or Licensed Master Plumbers to apply for a backflow preventer exemption for a facility with one domestic service only.

Format for Backflow Preventer exemption for a facility with one existing Domestic Service and one Fire Service only (PDF)

This is a guideline format that shall be used by Professional Engineers, Registered Architects or Licensed Master Plumbers to apply for a backflow preventer exemption for a facility with one domestic service and one fire service only.

Application for Approval of Backflow Prevention Devices (PDF)

This form shall be used by Professional Engineers and Registered Architects to apply for approval of plans for backflow prevention devices.

Form for Report on Test and Maintenance of Backflow Prevention Device (PDF)

This form shall be filed by Licensed Plumbers for the initial test report of a backflow prevention device. Also it shall be used by Licensed Plumbers for an annual test report of a backflow preventer device.

Application for Permit to build a Private Sewer/Drain (PDF)

This form shall be filed by the owner of the proposed private sewer/ drain to obtain approval from the Division of Review & Construction Compliance and permit approval from the Division of Permitting and Connections to build a private sewer/drain.

Application for approval to build a Private Water Main (PDF)

This form shall be filed by the owner of the proposed private water main to obtain approval from the Division of Review & Construction Compliance to build a private water main.

Missing owner Private Sewer affidavit (PDF)

This affidavit can be used by an applicant for a sewer house connection to a private sewer/drain, where the owner of the private sewer cannot be found.

Missing owner Private Water Main affidavit (PDF)

This affidavit can be used by an applicant for a house connection to a private water main, where the owner of the private water main cannot be found.

Request for information form * (PDF)

This form shall be used by the public to obtain Water Main Maps and related records from the Water Mapping office.

Reuse of existing Sewer Connection (PDF)

This form shall be used by a Licensed Master Plumber, a property owner and a Professional Engineer/Registered Architect to certify that that an existing sewer connection can be reused.

Approval to discharge into sewers (Dewatering)* (PDF)

This form shall be used by Licensed Master Plumbers to obtain a permit for temporary discharge of groundwater into the City sewer system.

Guidelines for franchise of revocable consent submittals to DEP (PDF)

These guidelines are for the Professional Engineers and Registered Architects who are submitting requests for approval of franchise consents (including the force mains) to DOT.

Guidelines for swimming pool discharge submittals to DEP (PDF)

These guidelines are for the Professional Engineers and Registered Architects who are submitting swimming pool discharge requests.

Guidelines for application for temporary sewer connection for construction trailers to DEP (PDF)

These guidelines are for Professional Engineers and Registered Architects who are submitting requests for temporary sewer connections for construction trailers.

Guidelines for submittals of Sidewalk Café to DEP (PDF)

These guidelines are for Professional Engineers and Registered Architects who are submitting requests for sidewalk café approvals to the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Guidelines for submittal of certified check(s) or money order(s) on lieu of a private sewer connection bond to DEP (PDF)

These Guidelines are concerning the procedure for house sewer connection to a private sewer, and the submittal of certified check or money order on lieu of private sewer connection bond, in cases where the owner of the private sewer cannot be located.

DEP Self-Certified Site Connection Proposal application & guidelines* (PDF)

The Self-Certified Site Connection Proposal form shall be filed to obtain sewer information certification for all developments other than fee simple 1, 2, or 3 family dwellings without commercial use, with individual connections to existing sewers fronting the property.

DEP Site Connection Proposal application & guidelines* (PDF)

The Site Connection Proposal form shall be filed to obtain sewer information certification for all developments other than fee simple 1, 2, or 3 family dwellings without commercial use, with individual connections to existing sewers fronting the property.

DEP Self-Certified House Connection Proposal application & guidelines* (PDF)

The Self-Certified House Connection Proposal (HCP) form shall be filled out for fee simple 1, 2, or 3 family dwellings without commercial use, with individual connections to existing sewers fronting the property and should be without any common drainage facilities.

DEP House Connection Proposal application & guidelines* (PDF)

House Connection Proposal (HCP) form shall be filed to obtain sewer information certification for fee simple 1, 2, or 3 family dwellings without commercial use, with individual connections to existing sewers fronting the property and should be without any common drainage facilities.

Filing Engineer’s Check List for the Submission of Private Sewer/Drain Plans (PDF)

Owners proposing to construct a Private Sewer according to Drainage Plan or to construct a Private Drain according to an approved Drainage Proposal shall submit private sewer/drain plan to the Department. All Private Sewer/Drain Plans shall be prepared by or under the supervision of a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect licensed by the State of New York.

Consultant Engineer’s Check List for the Submission of Drainage Proposals (PDF)

Owners proposing to construct a Private Drain to serve a proposed development shall submit a Drainage Proposal to the Department. All Drainage Proposals shall be prepared by or under the supervision of a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect licensed by the State of New York.

Checklist for Submission of Amended Drainage Plan (PDF)

Changes to an area due to mapping, demapping, and/or rezoning requires an amendment to the Drainage Plan. All Amended Drainage Plans shall be prepared by or under the supervision of a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect licensed by the State of New York.

Criteria for Determination of Detention Facility Volume (PDF)

In connection with filing the Site Connection Proposal (SCP)/House Connection Proposal (HCP) when the developed storm flow from the property development exceeds the allowable storm flow then the excess flow shall be retained or detained. Following is the method of determination of the required detention facility volume.

Self Certification Application for Cross connection Control Double Check Valve Device Installation Plan – Domestic Service Only (PDF)

This form shall be used by Professional Engineers and Registered Architects in lieu of submission of backflow preventer plans for approval.

Self Certification Application for Cross Connection Control Double Detector Check Valve Device Installation Plan – Fire Service Only (PDF)

This form shall be used by Professional Engineers and Registered Architects in lieu of submission of backflow preventer plans for approval.

Self Certification for Cross Connection Control Device Installation Exemption – One, Two & Three Family Residential Dwelling* (PDF)

This form shall be used by Professional Engineers and Registered Architects to certify that facilities do not require cross connection control devices.

Self Certification for Cross Connection Control Device Installation Exemption – One Domestic Service only* (PDF)

This form shall be used by Professional Engineers and Registered Architects to certify that facilities do not require cross connection control devices.

Self Certification for Cross Connection Control Device Installation Exemption – One Fire Service Only* (PDF)

This form shall be used by Professional Engineers and Registered Architects to certify that facilities do not require cross connection control devices.

Guidelines for Filling out Forms for Self Certification of Cross Connection Control Double Check Valve and Double Detector Check Valve Installations plans* (PDF)

These guidelines are for Professional Engineers and Registered Architects who submit self certified backflow preventer plans in lieu of submission of backflow preventer plans for approval.

Guidelines for Filling out Forms for Self Certification of Cross Connection Control Device Installation Exemption* (PDF)

These guidelines are for Professional Engineers and Registered Architects who certify that facilities do not require cross connection control devices.

Application for a Hydrant Flow Test *(PDF)

This application can be used to request that a hydrant flow test be conducted by DEP. Hydrant flow tests can be used to determine pressure and flow adequacy of the NYC Water Supply System at a specific location.

Chapter 20, Rules Governing and Restricting the Use and Supply of Water (PDF)

This Chapter can be used to review the Department of Environmental Protection Rules governing the permits, taps, water service line, backflow prevention devices, meters, air conditioner, refrigeration, inspection, fire hydrant use and enforcement.

Chapter 23, Rules Governing the Design and Construction of Private Sewers or Private Drain (PDF)

This rule applies to Drainage Proposals to address the hydraulic adequacy of proposed private drains, construction plans for private sewers and private drains and permit applications to construct private sewers and private drains.

Sewer Design Standards (PDF)

This book includes standards for sewers, manholes, catch basins, precast manholes, precast catch basins and sewer appurtenances. Those standards are used in the design of Capital & Private Sewer Projects.

Revised New York City DEP Supplement to the New York State Department of Health's Handbook for Cross Connection Control (PDF)

This supplement is intended to function as a guideline for Professional Engineers and Registered Architects in the preparation of backflow preventer plans for submittal.

Forestry Protocol for Planned and Emergency Utility Work (PDF)

Trees are vital components of New York's infrastructure. Trees contribute to clean air and water, reduce energy costs, increase property values and make streets and parks more beautiful. The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) has jurisdiction over all trees growing in the public right-of-way, including trees along streets, parkways, and in City parks*. Parks' jurisdiction often does not end at the sidewalk but may extend across a front yard or lawn all the way to the building line. Parks' goal is to preserve and protect this valuable public asset. Careful planning and protective measures can prevent injury and destruction of City-owned trees and help avoid costly project delays, fines or litigation.

* - Legal size (8.5" x 14")

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