Water and Sewer Availability Letter
|What does it mean?||
Some financers require that a Water and Sewer Availability Letter be provided prior to the financer approving a loan. This letter identifies whether there is water and sewer available to the project site and which lines are not available for connection. Per the District of Columbia Building Code utilities are considered available if a residential lot is within 100-feet; a commercial lot is within 250-feet measured along the centerline of a street or public way abutting the lot.
This letter only advises you that water and sewer mains are available to service this project. This is not an approval to connect to these facilities or a certification that there is adequate capacity in these mains to serve the proposed development. A Water and Sewer Availability Certificate will be issued after the approval of the project plans and the payment of all the appropriate fees.
|Does this apply to me?||Your financer will ask for this if it is required.|
|When do I apply?||As directed by your financer|
|What do I need to submit?||
|Where do I go and apply?||Please send your letter request to:
DC Water Permit Operations Department
Attention: Water & Sewer Availability Letter Request
1100 4th St. SW Suite 310 Washington, DC 20024
|How long will it take?||Approximately two weeks|
|What do I Receive?||Water and Sewer Availability Letter on DC Water letterhead|
|What are DC Water's fees for this?||
See the fee schedule for the cost of this service
|For more Info, call:||DC Water Permit Operations Department at 202-646-8600|
DC Water will not allow any connections to 16-inch and larger water mains unless it the only main available and that main is providing service connections to other buildings.Adding an additional valve on that large water main may be required in order to shut down the main for installation and/or maintenance.
DC Water will not allow connections to water or sewer mains in alleys unless the property does not have direct access to a public roadway containing public water and/or sewer mains.