Wastewater Construction Permits

Construction, installation or modification of any wastewater disposal system including sanitary sewer extensions requires a construction permit issued by the Department.  Review of applications for construction permits shall be based on the criteria contained in the "Iowa Wastewater Facilities Design Standards," the Ten States Standards, applicable federal guidelines and standards, standard textbooks, current technical literature and applicable safety standards. To the extent of any conflict between the above criteria the "Iowa Wastewater Facilities Design Standards" standards shall prevail (567 IAC 64.2(9)).

A construction permit shall not be required for storm sewers or storm water disposal systems that transport only storm water, any new disposal system or extension or addition to any existing disposal system that receives only domestic or sanitary sewage from a building, housing or occupied by 15 persons or less.

Applications for a construction permit must be submitted to the Department at least 120 days in advance of the date of start of construction. The Department will issue a construction permit within 60 days of receipt of a complete application or denying the construction permit in writing unless a longer review period is required and the applicant is so notified in writing. The construction permit shall expire if construction has not commenced within one year of the date of issuance thereof. The Department may grant an extension of time to commence construction if it is necessary or justified.

Rules
Applicable rules for wastewater construction permitting are located in Chapter 567 IAC 64 of the Iowa Administrative Code.  The current Iowa Wastewater Facilities Design Standards are located on the Design Standards Webpage.

Work Record Requests
For assignment of a construction permitting project to DNR staff a work record request must be submitted.  All new work record requests for a DNR project manager assignment shall be submitted to Wastewater Engineering Section as an attachment in an email to wastewater-engineering@dnr.iowa.gov. The email subject line shall include Work Request – Facility – Work Title. An automated response will be sent to the requestor acknowledging DNR receipt of the work request.


Permit Application Forms
Form # Document Name Revision
542-1245 Application Fee Form
Application Fee Form
Updated 11/14
542-3219 Sewage Treatment Agreement Form
Sewage Treatment Agreement Form
Updated 11/15
542-3129 Schedule A: General Information
Schedule A: General Information
Updated 4/16
542-3095 Schedule B: Collection System
Schedule B: Collection System
Updated 11/15
542-3096 Schedule C: Lateral Sewer Extension
Schedule C: Lateral Sewer Extension
Updated 11/15
542-3097 Schedule D: Trunk and Interceptor Sewer
Schedule D: Trunk and Interceptor Sewer
Updated 11/15
542-3098 Schedule E: Wastewater Pump Station
Schedule E: Wastewater Pump Station
Updated 11/15
542-3099 Schedule F: Treatment Project Site Selection
Schedule F: Treatment Project Site Selection
Updated 11/15
542-3100 Schedule G: Treatment Project Design Data
Schedule G: Treatment Project Design Data
Updated 12/14
542-3101 Schedule H1: Schematic Flow Diagram
Schedule H1: Schematic Flow Diagram
Updated 11/15
542-3102 Schedule H2: Treatment Process Removal
Schedule H2: Treatment Process Removal
Updated 11/15
542-3239 Schedule H3: Mechanical Plant Reliability
Schedule H3: Mechanical Plant Reliability
Updated 11/15
542-3089 Schedule I: Screening, Grit Removal and Flow Measurement
Schedule I: Screening, Grit Removal and Flow Measurement
Updated 11/15
542-3090 Schedule J: Septic Tank System
Schedule J: Septic Tank System
Updated 11/15
542-3091 Schedule K1: Controlled Discharge Pond
Schedule K1: Controlled Discharge Pond
Updated 11/15
542-3092 Schedule K2: Aerated Pond
Schedule K2: Aerated Pond
Updated 11/15
542-3093 Schedule K3: Anaerobic Lagoon
Schedule K3: Anaerobic Lagoon
Updated 11/15
542-3094 Schedule L: Settling Tanks
Schedule L: Settling Tanks
Updated 11/15
542-3081 Schedule M: Fixed Film Reactor-Stationary Media
Schedule M: Fixed Film Reactor-Stationary Media
Updated 11/15
542-3082 Schedule N: Rotating Biological Contractor
Schedule N: Rotating Biological Contractor
Updated 11/15
542-3083 Schedule O: Aeration Tanks or Basins
Schedule O: Aeration Tanks or Basins
Updated 11/15
542-3084 Schedule P: Gas Chlorination
Schedule P: Gas Chlorination
Updated 11/15
542-3085 Schedule Q: Sludge Digestion and Holding
Schedule Q: Sludge Digestion and Holding
Updated 11/15
542-3086 Schedule R1: Sludge Dewatering and Disposal
Schedule R1: Sludge Dewatering and Disposal
Updated 11/15
542-3087 Schedule R2a: Low Rate Land Application of Sludge Part I
Schedule R2a: Low Rate Land Application of Sludge Part I
Updated 11/15
542-3088 Schedule R2b: Low Rate Land Application of Sludge Part II
Schedule R2b: Low Rate Land Application of Sludge Part II
Updated 11/15
Permitting Process Manual Documents
Form # Document Name Revision
  Wastewater Engineering Construction Permitting Process Manual Updated 1/14
  Wastewater Construction Permitting Process Flow Chart Updated 9/10
  Wastewater Construction Antidegradation Process Flow Chart Updated 9/10
  Exhibit 1: Planning and Design Loan Fact Sheet*  
  Exhibit 2: Project Initiation Meeting Sample Agenda
Exhibit 2: Project Initiation Meeting Sample Agenda
Updated 2/16
  542-0106 Exhibit 3: Waste Load Allocation Form and Instructions
Exhibit 3: Waste Load Allocation Form and Instructions
Updated 2/16
  Exhibit 4: Facility Planning Scope of Study Checklist
Exhibit 4: Facility Planning Scope of Study Checklist
 
  542-0618 Exhibit 5: SRF Environmental Review Checklist*  
  Exhibit 6: SRF Environmental Review Public Hearing Notice Example* Updated 1/15
  Exhibit 7: SRF Environmental Review Public Hearing Checklist* Updated 1/15
  542-1320 Exhibit 8: CWSRF Intended Use Plan Application* Updated 11/16
  Exhibit 9A: Preliminary Review of Antidegradation Alternatives Analysis
Exhibit 9A: Preliminary Review of Antidegradation Alternatives Analysis
Updated 3/15
  542-0108 Exhibit 9B: Preliminary Review of Facility Plan Checklist
Exhibit 9B: Preliminary Review of Facility Plan Checklist
Updated 7/17
  Exhibit 10A: 60 Percent Preliminary Plan and Specification Submittal - Sewers and Force Mains
Exhibit 10A: 60 Percent Preliminary Plan and Specification Submittal - Sewers and Force Mains
Updated 9/10
  Exhibit 10B: 60 Percent Preliminary Plan and Specification Submittal - Wastewater Pumping Station
Exhibit 10B: 60 Percent Preliminary Plan and Specification Submittal - Wastewater Pumping Station
Updated 9/10
  Exhibit 10C: 60 Percent Preliminary Plan and Specification Submittal - Wastewater Treatment Facilities
Exhibit 10C: 60 Percent Preliminary Plan and Specification Submittal - Wastewater Treatment Facilities
Updated 9/10
542-3129 Exhibit 11A: Design Schedule A
Exhibit 11A: Design Schedule A
Updated 4/16
542-3099 Exhibit 11B: Design Schedule F
Exhibit 11B: Design Schedule F
Updated 11/15
542-3100 Exhibit 11C: Design Schedule G
Exhibit 11C: Design Schedule G
Updated 12/14
  542-0620 Exhibit 12: Instructions for Compliance with SRF Cross-Cutters*
Bidding and Procurement Process including Davis-Bacon and American Iron and Steel requirements
Updated 2/15
  Exhibit 12a: SRF Required Front-End Specifications*
including Davis-Bacon and American Iron and Steel requirements
Updated 5/15
  542-0326 Exhibit 13: CWSRF Bid Document Checklist* Updated 1/15
  542-0368 Exhibit 14: CWSRF Extended Financing Worksheet*  
  Exhibit 15: SRF Construction Loans Fact Sheet* New 2/09

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