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Public Water Supply Construction Permits

Taroon V. Bidar, P. E., Senior Environmental Engineer
Telephone: 515-725-0278      E-mail: Taroon.Bidar@dnr.iowa.gov

A public water supply construction permit must be obtained from the Iowa DNR prior to the construction or modification of any source, treatment, storage, or distribution system of a public water supply system.  To obtain a construction permit, the following must be submitted to the Iowa DNR Water Supply Engineering Section: the project's plans and specifications, the applicable construction permit application schedules, and the appropriate permit fee. 

Construction Permit Database 

The Water/Wastewater Information System and Records Database, called W/Wisard, is an online database that provides public access to information related to past and ongoing water supply and wastewater construction projects.  Project searches can be conducted utilizing a number of criteria, such as projects for a specific facility. Use this link to access the construction permit database: W/Wisard Database 

Construction Permit Application Forms and Schedules

The construction permit application forms and schedules are shown in the following table, in both .doc and .pdf format.

Name

Form Number

*.doc

*.pdf

Water Supply Service Agreement

542-3121

Water Supply Service Agreement, 542-3121, in doc format

Water Supply Service Agreement, 542-3121, in pdf format

Schedule 1a, General Information

542-3178

Schedule 1a, General Information, 542-3178 in doc format

Schedule 1a, General Information, 542-3178, in pdf format

Schedule 1b, Minor Water Main Construction Permit

542-3151

Schedule 1b, Minor Water Main Construction Permit, 542-3151, in doc format

Schedule 1b, Minor Water Main Construction Permit, 542-3151, in pdf format

Schedule 1c, Fee Calculation

542-3179

Schedule 1c, Fee Calculation, in doc format

Schedule 1c, Fee Calculation, in pdf format

Schedule 2a, Water Mains - General

542-3030

Schedule 2a, Water Mains - General, 542-3030, in doc format

Schedule 2a, Water Mains - General, 542-3030, in pdf format

Schedule 2b, Water Mains - Specifications

542-3031

Schedule 2b, Water Mains - Specifications, in doc format

Schedule 2b, Water Mains - Specifications, 542-3031, in pdf format

Schedule 2c, Notification of Minor Water Main Construction

542-3152

Schedule 2c, Notification of Minor Water Main Construction, 542-3152, in doc format

Schedule 2c, Notification of Minor Water Main Construction, 542-3152, in pdf format

Schedule 3a, Water System's Preliminary Data

542-3032

Schedule 3a, Water System's Preliminary Data, 542-3032, in doc format

Schedule 3a, Water System's Preliminary Data, 542-3032, in pdf format

Schedule 3b, Source Information

542-3029

Schedule 3b, Source Information, 542-3029, in doc format

Schedule 3b, Source Information, 542-3029, in pdf format

Schedule 3c, Water Quality Data

542-3028

Schedule 3c, Water Quality Data, 542-3028, in doc format

Schedule 3c, Water Quality Data, 542-3028, in pdf format

Schedule 4, Site Approval

542-3078

Schedule 4, Site Approval, 542-3078, in doc format

Schedule 4, Site Approval, 542-3078, in pdf format

Schedule 5a, Well Construction

542-3027

Schedule 5a, Well Construction, 542-3027, in doc format

Schedule 5c, Well Construction, 542-3027, in pdf format

Schedule 5b, Well Appurtenances

542-3026

Schedule 5b, Well Appurtenances, 542-3026, in doc format

Schedule 5b, Well Appurtenances, 542-3026, in pdf format

Schedule 5c, Well Profile

542-3077

Schedule 5c, Well Profile, 542-3077, in doc format

Schedule 5c, Well Profile, 542-3077, in pdf format

Schedule 5d, Surface Water Supply

542-3139

Schedule 5d, Surface Water Supply, 542-3139, in doc format

Schedule 5d, Surface Water Supply, 542-3139, in pdf format

Schedule 7, Schematic Flow Diagram

542-3142

Schedule 7, Schematic Flow Diagram, 542-3142, in doc format

Schedule 7, Schematic Flow Diagram, 542-3142, in pdf format

Schedule 8, Aeration

542-3143

Schedule 8, Aeration, 542-3143, in doc format

Schedule 8, Aeration, 542-3143, in pdf format

Schedule 9, Clarification

542-3144

Schedule 9, Clarification, 542-3144, in doc format

Schedule 9, Clarification, 542-3144, in pdf format

Schedule 10, Suspended Solids Contact

542-3145

Schedule 10, Suspended Solids Contact, 542-3145, in doc format

Schedule 10, Suspended Solids Contact, 542-3145, in pdf format

Schedule 11, Cation Exchange Softening

542-3146

Schedule 11, Cation Exchange Softening, 542-3146, in doc format

Schedule 11, Cation Exchange Softening, 542-3146, in pdf format

Schedule 12, Filters

542-3147

Schedule 12, Filters, 542-3147, in doc format

Schedule 12, Filters, 542-3147, in pdf format

Schedule 13a, Chemical Addition

542-3241

Schedule 13a, Chemical Addition, 542-3241, in doc format

Schedule 13a, Chemical Addition, 542-3241, in pdf format

Schedule 13b, Dry Chemical Addition

542-3130

Schedule 13b, Dry Chemical Addition, 542-3130, in doc format

Schedule 13b, Dry Chemical Addition, 542-3130, in pdf format

Schedule 13c, Gas Chlorination

542-3131

Schedule 13c, Gas Chlorination, 542-3131, in doc format

Schedule 13c, Gas Chlorination, 542-3131, in pdf format

Schedule 13d, Fluoridation

542-3132

Schedule 13d, Fluoridation, 542-3132, in doc format

Schedule 13d, Fluoridation, 542-3132, in pdf format

Schedule 13e, Sampling and Testing

542-3133

Schedule 13e, Sampling and Testing, 542-3133, in doc format

Schedule 13e, Sampling and Testing, 542-3133, in pdf format

Schedule 14, Pumping Station

542-3134

Schedule 14, Pumping Station, 542-3134, in doc format

Schedule 14, Pumping Station, 542-3134, in pdf format

Schedule 15, Process Water Storage Facilities

542-3135

Schedule 15, Process Water Storage Facilities, 542-3135, in doc format

Schedule 15, Process Water Storage Facilities, 542-3135, in pdf format

Schedule 16a, Wastewater General

542-3136

Schedule 16a, Wastewater General, 542-3136, in doc format

Schedule 16a, Wastewater General, 542-3136, in pdf format

Schedule 16b, Waste Treatment Ponds

542-3137

Schedule 16b, Waste Treatment Ponds, 542-3137, in doc format

Schedule 16b, Waste Treatment Ponds, 542-3137, in pdf format

Schedule 16c, Filtration and Mechanical

542-3138

Schedule 16c, Filtration and Mechanical, 542-3138, in doc format

Schedule 16c, Filtration and Mechnical, 542-3138, in pdf format

Schedule 16d, Discharge to Sewer

542-3103

Schedule 16d, Discharge to Sewer, 542-3103, in doc format

Schedule 16d, Discharge to Sewer, 542-3103, in pdf format

Notification of Completion of Construction

542-3019

Notification of Completion of Construction, 542-3019, in doc format

Notification of Completion of Construction, 542-3019, in pdf format

What to Submit?

All applications for a construction permit must include the following three items:

  • Schedule 1a (General Information)
  • Schedule 1c (Fee Calculation)
  • Applicable fee

In addition, the other forms (Schedules 2a through 16d) are required based upon the nature of the project (e.g., water mains, well construction, chemical feed, etc.).  The Water Supply Service Agreement form is required for all projects where the applicant is someone other than the supplier of the water.

Once the project is completed, the Notification of Completion of Construction form or postcard (supplied with the permit) is required to be submitted to indicate the project was completed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications.

PWS Test and Observation Wells Guidance

The reference document that contains a defined procedure and checklist which can be used to help understand and meet the compliance requirements for the installation of public water supply test and observation wells is available.  This procedure and checklist is entitled the "Test Well and Observation Well Guidance and Procedures for Drilling Projects Related to Public Water Supplies," Program Implementation Guidance 5-C-15.

Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund

Further information on Iowa's Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund is available on the Iowa DWSRF webpage, including the Water Supply Construction Manual.


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