Water and Sewer Availability Certificate
|What does it mean?||DC Water does not issue building permits. Building permits are processed and issued by DCRA. However, in order to obtain a building permit when a connection to the public water and/or sewer mains is required, the applicant must obtain a Water and Sewer Availability Certificate (WSAC) from DC Water. The WSAC is the final approval document that the applicant will receive from DC Water. It signifies that the plans are in accordance with DC Water's design requirements and guidelines and all fees have been paid.|
|Does this apply to me?||A WSAC is completed for all projects that entail a connection to the water and/or sewer system, a temporary water connection, the raze of an existing building, a foundation to grade permit, or a sheeting and shoring permit.|
|When do I apply?||
|What do I need to submit?||
|Where do I go and apply?||
DC Water's Permit Operations Department issues Water and Sewer Availability Certificates located at :
|How long will it take?||
This depends upon the completeness of the applicant and the time required to pay the fees. However, in general:
|What do I Receive?||
You receive a 3" x 5" slip of paper titled Water and Sewer Availability Certificate identifying each water and sewer connection request. This certificate must be presented to DCRA prior to receiving a building permit.
Note: This approval expires six months after the issuance date if the applicant has not received a building permit by then.
|What are DC Water's fees for this?||
For services 2" in diameter and smaller, a fixed fee based on the service lateral pipe diameter size is charged for each connection to the water.
For sewer services 4" - 6" in diameter a fixed fee is charged for each connection to the sewer system.
Fee for furnishing and installing the water meter.
Abandonment charges: If applicable, fixed fees for inspection of water service or sewer lateral abandonments are charged.
See the DC Water Fee Schedule for more information.
|For more Info, call:||DC Water Permit Operations Department at 202-646-8600|