If you have a new property and want to start construction, there are a few things you need to do before you start. An important first step is to contact a California engineering consulting company to get a water and sewer study done.
Existing water and sewer utilities need to be tested to see if they can support the property. A new development might produce too much water and waste to handle the existing systems and might need to be updated. A water and sewer study will tell you all this information so you can take the next step in constructing your new structure. There are a few things you need to get started with this study.
- A site plan that lists the land you will be using for the project. On the plan needs to be where any residential, commercial, or open spaces are on the property that you plan to build.
- You need to have the number of units for any apartment dwellings or the number of commercial spaces.
- Your plan for connecting to the existing water and sewer lines.
- You will have to have the fire department review the plans for a fire flow requirement that they will need in case of fires.
Once you have all this information, experts in water and sewer studies can tell you what more needs to be updated for these systems to be able to handle the new development. Not having enough water pressure is a big issue if you want to be well-served by your utilities. Adding a new development onto the areas sewer systems could be too much for it. This would require improvement before they can be connected to your municipality’s sewer system. Contact your local civil engineering services to get a water and sewer study done before you begin building on your property.