Required for Construction
DeKalb Sanitary District Specifications
DeKalb Sanitary District’s Standard Notes and Details (all 5 sheets) are to be attached to your plans verbatim.
District Notes and Details are in addition to “Standard Specifications For Water and Sewer Main Construction in Illinois” and “Illinois Design Standards For Sewage Works.”
District Notes and Details, as well as the state specifications, will govern acceptable materials and quality assurance testing and inspections.
Download District Notes and Details
Contact District Manager
Call Mark Eddington, P.E., District Manager at 815 758-3513, before beginning your project for directions specific to your situation (815 758-3513).
Planning for New Development
Annexation to the District
Only properties within the boundaries of the DeKalb Sanitary District can be serviced by it. Petitions for annexation to the District are approved or denied by the Board of Trustees. If approved, annexation is accomplished by payment of the necessary fees and the passage of an annexation ordinance at a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Plan Review Fees
Upon submission of formal plans (beyond concept drawings and an initial meeting), a minimum non-refundable administration fee of $1,000.00 is due. The final administration fee (payable at IEPA permit processing) will be 1% of the/your engineer’s estimate for the sanitary portion of the project (minus the initial $1,000.00). The owner/developer will also be required to pay for any retained personnel expenses and/or out of pocket expenses incurred by the District (these expenses include but are not limited to costs and fees for legal and engineering services, planners and/or other experts retained by the District, publication costs, rental of meeting facilities, over-time for staff, etc.). All outstanding or additional fees owed the District are to be paid in full prior to any sewer activation.
Plan Review Fees
If Illinois Law requires an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Sewer Construction Permit for your project, and provided all annexation, plat and/or easement issues have been completed and are acceptable to the District, and upon submission of two District-approved “FINAL” or “ISSUED FOR CONSTRUCTION” plan sets and at least three (original signatures) IEPA Construction Permit Applications (with appropriate schedules), the District will approve and “sign-off” on the IEPA applications. Note that your final administration/inspection fee is due at this juncture.
The DeKalb Sanitary District Connection Fee is currently $400 per Population Equivalent (P.E.). One P.E. = 100 gallons per day of water usage. The Connection Fees are due and payable to DeKalb Sanitary District immediately prior to submission of your Building Permit application to the City of DeKalb. The District must sign off on your application prior to City acceptance.
The District has established a fee schedule for residential construction. However commercial and industrial connection fees are established on type of business, number of employees and customers, process water consumption, water usage at similar installations, etc. etc.
PLEASE CONTACT THE DEKALB SANITARY DISTRICT TO DISCUSS THE DETERMINATION OF YOUR CONNECTION FEE.
Please be aware that Quality Assurance (QA) inspections and tests are required for your project. Presumably, your contractor will perform the QA testing work or subcontract it to a company that performs these services. Your contractor must initiate discourse with us as to his schedule and readiness for inspections and/or test observation. After contact by the contractor, the District will schedule inspectors to perform QA inspections and/or observe QA testing. The contractor should provide us with at least 24 hours notice so we can effectively schedule our manpower.
The developer shall supply the District with two sets of record drawings, one set is to be a Mylar copy and one set is to be a blueline or “Xerox” copy. The record drawings shall indicate any changes from original plans. The record drawings shall include the following: 1) the rim and invert elevations (USGS/MSL datum). 2) the % grade, size, pipe material and distance from manhole to manhole. 3) the distance from a defined manhole to each service wye or tee and the location of laterals at property lines (measured from lot line pins). 4) size & material service laterals are made of. Record drawings are to be labeled “record drawings”, and dated and signed by an engineer licensed in the State of Illinois.
GASB 34 Requirements
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board requires government agencies to list their infrastructure assets. If your development’s sanitary infrastructure is going to be dedicated and accepted by the DeKalb Sanitary District as public system, the costs associated with the installation of the sanitary system are to be provided to the Sanitary District. Copies of contracts or project lien waivers that include all sanitary installation costs will be acceptable. Please note that many infrastructure contracts also include water main and storm sewer installations. The District is only concerned with the sanitary infrastructure costs. Therefore the costs may need to be broken-out or the contract formulated to reflect individual costs for sanitary, storm and water main.
Project Completion/Acceptance for Service
To achieve an “acceptance for service” status for your sewer project, any deficiencies must be corrected prior to a final inspection by the District. Any outstanding fees and/or required project documentation must be received by and found to be acceptable by the District.
Sanitary Sewer Activation
Prior to project completion the sanitary sewers in the development may be isolated from the District’s active (live) sanitary sewer system. A written request from the developer stating that all requirements have been met, and petitioning the District to make sewer available for use must be submitted.
Activation (making the sewer available for use) will not occur until all requirements have been successfully resolved and completed.