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NOTE: We are receiving construction permit applications, plans, specifications, and other engineering documents submitted electronically. Electronic submissions are encouraged as it will minimize steps and lag-time in our project intake process. Electronic signatures are acceptable and original signatures are not required, until further notice.
Mail the Water Supply construction permit fees and Schedule-1c to the Wallace Building address:
Iowa DNR, Attn: WS Engineering Section, 502 E 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50319-0034.
Contact Taroon Bidar if you have questions on electronic submittal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The construction standards for a project at a public water supply are the Ten States Standards as adopted through 2012, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Standards as adopted through 2016, and 567 of the Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) subrules 43.3(7) to 43.3(9). To the extent of any conflict between the Ten States Standards and the American Water Works Association Standards and IAC 567--43.3(7) to 567--43.3(9), the Ten States Standards, IAC 567--43.3(2), and IAC 567--43.3(7) to 43.3(9) shall prevail.
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. A fact sheet is available to assist in determining when a construction permit must be obtained: DNR Water Supply Construction Permitting Fact Sheet.
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 button to access the construction permit database:
W/Wisard - Water/Wastewater Information System and Records Database
All applications for a construction permit must include the following three items:
Once the project is completed, the Notification of Completion of Construction form or postcard that is supplied with the permit must be submitted to indicate the project was completed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications.
Treatment and Treatment Plants
Taroon V. Bidar, P.E., Senior Environmental Engineer
Corrosion Control, Chemical Feed, & Operations:
Bob Campbell, P.E., Senior Environmental Engineer
Gabe Lee, P.E., Senior Environmental Engineer
FAQ for Water Main and Sewer Separation ChangesThe document presents and explains the recent changes to water main and sewer separation distances in 567 IAC Ch.43.3(2).
PWS test and Observation GuidanceThe 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.
LUST sites and water main construction guidanceThis document provides guidance on constructing water mains in areas of leaking underground storage tank (LUST) sites.
Minor water main construction permitting processThis document contains a visual of the minor water main construction permitting process.
Emergency well construction fact sheetThis fact sheet explains the emergency well construction permitting process.
New well testingThis document lists the requirements for analytical testing of new wells.
Iowa Drinking Water SRFFurther information on Iowa's drinking water state revolving loan fund, including the water supply construction manual.