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  • Demolition
    Grease Lids Sanitary Sewer Overflow Prevent SSOs Report a SSO Cleanup Procedures Neighborhood Site Visits Rainfall Data Garden Water Calculator Water Theft Safety Currents Newsletter Projects Construction Projects Project Lookup North End Reserved Channel Citywide Illegals Preventative Maintenance Water Main Flushing Catch Basin Cleaning Doing Business Proposals Bids Bid Requirements Invitation For Bid Request For Proposals Bidder s List MBE WBE Research Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Dewatering Permits Hydrant Meter Permits Stormwater Permits For Construction For Industrial Use Mark out Request Regulations April 30 2016 Proposals and Bids Research Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Mark Out Request Quick Links Customer Service Change of Ownership Your Account Lien Certificate FAQs Forms and Permits General Service Application Hydrant Meter Dewatering New Construction Programs Sewer Lateral Leak Up To Owner Lead Service Replacement Currents Newsletter Hours of Operation Location Directions Proposals and Bids Departments Report a Problem Water Quality Report Customer Login Account Number Access Number Need help logging in Did You Know It is recommended that people drink 2 ½ quarts of water per day to maintain health Related Links Research Site Plan Requirements Dewatering Permits Bonded Contractor List Doing Business Demolition Demolition Demolition of a building in the City of Boston involves a number of forms permits and supporting documents In addition there are also a number of agencies who oversee this process The property owner must Submit a letter to BWSC requesting demolition Request BWSC to shut off all domestic and fire pipe service Provide the fire pipe Shut off Permit Number from the Boston Fire Department located at 115 Southampton Street Boston Return BWSC s water meter and Meter Transmission Unit MTU Pay any outstanding balances along with any unbilled accrued charges and reclassify the account Hire a bonded and licensed drain

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  • New Construction
    Did You Know If using rain barrels under downspouts to collect rain water for your garden use a lid mesh fabric or several drops of baby oil on the surface of the water to prevent mosquitoes from breeding Related Links Research Pollution Prevention Standard Details Bonded Contractor List Doing Business New Construction New Construction If you are planning a new construction project or renovation involving the Commission s water sewer or storm drain systems you will need to familiarize yourself with the site plan approval process Basically it is a two step process The first step is the submission of the Site Plan with supporting documents drawings permits etc Once BWSC approves the Site Plan the second step involves the establishment of a new account if applicable in conjunction with the completion of the General Service Application GSA In addition to information on the Site Plan Requirements and GSA filing this section will also provide a menu of other supporting documents guidelines and forms as well as other helpful information that you may need to successfully complete the site plan and permitting processes To review any BWSC regulations please visit the Regulations page If you have questions regarding this process please contact BWSC s Engineering Customer Services at 617 989 7600 Step 1 Site Plan Requirements When planning a new construction or renovation project the first step in the process is the preparation of a Site Plan This document outlines the requirements necessary for preparing and submitting a Site Plan to BWSC Once approved by BWSC Site Plans are valid for one year In many situations BWSC s approved Site Plan is a prerequisite for additional city permits You will need to review download and submit the following forms and or checklists General Site Plan Form This form provides information about the project such as address owner s name ward parcel number and telephone number Site Plan Checklist This critical step identifies requirements as well as various forms needed to prepare and submit a Site Plan This checklist is an important component of the Site Plan approval process ACAD Standards This document contains BWSC s site plan ACAD standards for design and as built drawings ACAD Checklist The checklist outlines all of the information necessary to complete an ACAD drawing using BWSC s AutoCad Standards R 2010 This form may be used when preparing and submitting either design plans and or as built drawings Street Numbering Form This form must be issued and verified by the City of Boston s Inspectional Services Department ISD which officially identifies the street name street number and parcel where the work will take place Forms are available at the ISD s offices 1010 Massachusetts Avenue Boston MA Once approved by ISD the form will then be submitted to BWSC Water Data Requirements regarding water connections and meters Sewer Stormwater Requirements Requirements regarding sewer and storm drain connections details and mains Stormwater Permit Requirements Permitting requirements for one acre and larger construction sites regarding their

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  • Permitting
    Lead Service Map Reducing Lead Exposure Lead Testing Centers Other Lead Resources Maps Lead Service Sanitary Sewer Overflows Hydrants Catch Basins Conservation Conservation Tips Conservation Kits Pollution Prevention Stormwater For Residents For Businesses For Construction Scoop the Poop Fats Oils Grease Grease Lids Sanitary Sewer Overflow Prevent SSOs Report a SSO Cleanup Procedures Neighborhood Site Visits Rainfall Data Garden Water Calculator Water Theft Safety Currents Newsletter Projects Construction Projects Project Lookup North End Reserved Channel Citywide Illegals Preventative Maintenance Water Main Flushing Catch Basin Cleaning Doing Business Proposals Bids Bid Requirements Invitation For Bid Request For Proposals Bidder s List MBE WBE Research Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Dewatering Permits Hydrant Meter Permits Stormwater Permits For Construction For Industrial Use Mark out Request Regulations April 30 2016 Proposals and Bids Research Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Mark Out Request Quick Links Customer Service Change of Ownership Your Account Lien Certificate FAQs Forms and Permits General Service Application Hydrant Meter Dewatering New Construction Programs Sewer Lateral Leak Up To Owner Lead Service Replacement Currents Newsletter Hours of Operation Location Directions Proposals and Bids Departments Report a Problem Water Quality Report Customer Login Account Number Access Number Need help logging in Did You Know Most lawns need just one inch of water a week Related Links Research Pollution Prevention Construction Projects Bonded Contractor List Doing Business Permitting Permitting Boston Water and Sewer Commission BWSC requires various permits for the water sewer or storm drain systems Below is a listing of these permits and links to the description fees and procedural requirements BWSC works closely with federal state and other city agencies and departments to maintain continuity for projects seeking permit approvals within the city In many situations BWSC s site plan approvals are a prerequisite for

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  • Dewatering Discharge Permits
    Disconnection Grease Trap Guidelines Metering Meter Testing Meter Replacement Meter Readings Sub Metering FAQs Contact Us Public Outreach We Are All Connected Education Kids Corner Storm Drain Stenciling Educational Resources National Drinking Water Week Lead Resources Sources of Lead Lead in Drinking Water Lead Service Map Reducing Lead Exposure Lead Testing Centers Other Lead Resources Maps Lead Service Sanitary Sewer Overflows Hydrants Catch Basins Conservation Conservation Tips Conservation Kits Pollution Prevention Stormwater For Residents For Businesses For Construction Scoop the Poop Fats Oils Grease Grease Lids Sanitary Sewer Overflow Prevent SSOs Report a SSO Cleanup Procedures Neighborhood Site Visits Rainfall Data Garden Water Calculator Water Theft Safety Currents Newsletter Projects Construction Projects Project Lookup North End Reserved Channel Citywide Illegals Preventative Maintenance Water Main Flushing Catch Basin Cleaning Doing Business Proposals Bids Bid Requirements Invitation For Bid Request For Proposals Bidder s List MBE WBE Research Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Dewatering Permits Hydrant Meter Permits Stormwater Permits For Construction For Industrial Use Mark out Request Regulations April 30 2016 Proposals and Bids Research Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Mark Out Request Quick Links Customer Service Change of Ownership Your Account Lien Certificate FAQs Forms and Permits General Service Application Hydrant Meter Dewatering New Construction Programs Sewer Lateral Leak Up To Owner Lead Service Replacement Currents Newsletter Hours of Operation Location Directions Proposals and Bids Departments Report a Problem Water Quality Report Customer Login Account Number Access Number Need help logging in Did You Know Waiting for your tap water to cool before use is wasteful To prevent this adjust your water heater s thermostat Related Links Research Demolition Pollution Prevention Construction Projects Doing Business Permitting Dewatering Discharge Permits Dewatering Discharge Permits Dewatering Discharge Permits A Dewatering Discharge Permit application must be filed for

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  • Hydrant Permits
    All Connected Education Kids Corner Storm Drain Stenciling Educational Resources National Drinking Water Week Lead Resources Sources of Lead Lead in Drinking Water Lead Service Map Reducing Lead Exposure Lead Testing Centers Other Lead Resources Maps Lead Service Sanitary Sewer Overflows Hydrants Catch Basins Conservation Conservation Tips Conservation Kits Pollution Prevention Stormwater For Residents For Businesses For Construction Scoop the Poop Fats Oils Grease Grease Lids Sanitary Sewer Overflow Prevent SSOs Report a SSO Cleanup Procedures Neighborhood Site Visits Rainfall Data Garden Water Calculator Water Theft Safety Currents Newsletter Projects Construction Projects Project Lookup North End Reserved Channel Citywide Illegals Preventative Maintenance Water Main Flushing Catch Basin Cleaning Doing Business Proposals Bids Bid Requirements Invitation For Bid Request For Proposals Bidder s List MBE WBE Research Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Dewatering Permits Hydrant Meter Permits Stormwater Permits For Construction For Industrial Use Mark out Request Regulations April 30 2016 Proposals and Bids Research Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Mark Out Request Quick Links Customer Service Change of Ownership Your Account Lien Certificate FAQs Forms and Permits General Service Application Hydrant Meter Dewatering New Construction Programs Sewer Lateral Leak Up To Owner Lead Service Replacement Currents Newsletter Hours of Operation Location Directions Proposals and Bids Departments Report a Problem Water Quality Report Customer Login Account Number Access Number Need help logging in Did You Know Waste from household repairs often pollutes our local waterways Request the use of non toxic products and be sure contractors properly dispose of chemicals and water used during their work Related Links Research Pollution Prevention Construction Projects Doing Business Permitting Hydrant Meter Permits Hydrant Meter Permits Boston Water and Sewer Commission BWSC Hydrant Meter Permits are available for construction purposes A deposit of 750 00 is required for the

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  • Stormwater Permits
    Request Regulations April 30 2016 Proposals and Bids Research Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Mark Out Request Quick Links Customer Service Change of Ownership Your Account Lien Certificate FAQs Forms and Permits General Service Application Hydrant Meter Dewatering New Construction Programs Sewer Lateral Leak Up To Owner Lead Service Replacement Currents Newsletter Hours of Operation Location Directions Proposals and Bids Departments Report a Problem Water Quality Report Customer Login Account Number Access Number Need help logging in Did You Know If replacing an old toilet state plumbing code requires the installation of ultra low flow toilets that use 1 6 gallons of water or less per flush Related Links Research Stormwater Management Pollution Prevention Construction Projects Doing Business Permitting Stormwater Permits Stormwater Permits What is Stormwater Stormwater runoff is precipitation rain or snow melt that cannot be absorbed by the soil and instead washes off the surface of the land As stormwater flows over a construction site it picks up pollutants which may be transported into nearby surface waters by the runoff and can impair sport and commercial fishing restrict swimming and affect the navigability of many of our nation s waters Preventing soil erosion and sedimentation is an important responsibility at all construction sites In addition to the environmental impact uncontrolled erosion can have a significant financial impact on a construction project It cost money and time to repair gullies replace vegetation clean sediment clogged storm drains replace poorly installed best management practices BMPs and mitigate damage to other people s property or to natural resources Stormwater Regulations To address stormwater runoff Congress directed the U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA to develop a federal program to regulate certain high priority stormwater discharges One such high priority source of pollutant loading is construction activity EPA requires

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  • Stormwater Permits for Construction
    Permitting Mark Out Request Quick Links Customer Service Change of Ownership Your Account Lien Certificate FAQs Forms and Permits General Service Application Hydrant Meter Dewatering New Construction Programs Sewer Lateral Leak Up To Owner Lead Service Replacement Currents Newsletter Hours of Operation Location Directions Proposals and Bids Departments Report a Problem Water Quality Report Customer Login Account Number Access Number Need help logging in Did You Know Human brains are 75 water human bones are 25 water and human blood is 83 water Related Links Research Stormwater Management Pollution Prevention Construction Projects Doing Business Permitting Stormwater Permits Permits for Construction Stormwater Permits for Construction Apply For a Construction Permit by submitting a Notice of Intent eNOI Do I Need a Stormwater Permit How do you determine if you need a stormwater discharge permit for your construction activity First examine the planned activity If you answer yes to all of the following questions you will need a stormwater permit for your construction activity Is the total site one 1 acre or more Is the total planned disturbance one 1 acre or more Is the stormwater conveyed through a pipe ditch or swale Is the storm water discharged to waters of the United States river pond brook stream perennial or intermitent or wetland or to a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer storm drain In short if a construction activity clearing grading or excavation disturbs one 1 acre or more and has a point source discharge of stormwater to waters of the United States it needs a storm water discharge permit Who Should Apply for a Permit The owner developer or general contractor can apply for the permit All parties with day to day responsibility for site operations should submit a Notice of Intent as co permittees following the initial permit application NOTE An

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  • Stormwater Permits for Industrial Use
    Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Dewatering Permits Hydrant Meter Permits Stormwater Permits For Construction For Industrial Use Mark out Request Regulations April 30 2016 Proposals and Bids Research Connection Repairs Account Reactivation Demolition New Construction Permitting Mark Out Request Quick Links Customer Service Change of Ownership Your Account Lien Certificate FAQs Forms and Permits General Service Application Hydrant Meter Dewatering New Construction Programs Sewer Lateral Leak Up To Owner Lead Service Replacement Currents Newsletter Hours of Operation Location Directions Proposals and Bids Departments Report a Problem Water Quality Report Customer Login Account Number Access Number Need help logging in Did You Know The first water pipes in the US were made of fire charred or bored logs Related Links Research Stormwater Management Pollution Prevention Construction Projects Doing Business Permitting Stormwater Permits Permits for Industrial Use Stormwater Permits for Industrial Use Activities that take place at industrial facilities are often exposed to the weather As runoff from rain or snowmelt comes into contact with these activities it can pick up pollutants and transport them into the municipal storm drain system or directly into waters of the United States As authorized by the Clean Water Act EPA s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NPDES permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources such as industrial facilities that discharge pollutants In order to minimize the impact of these discharges the NPDES program includes an industrial stormwater permitting component that mandates businesses with specific SIC codes to NPDES permitting requirements Do I need a Stormwater Permit All industrial companies are responsible for either filing a Notice of Intent eNOI with the EPA or filing for a No Exposure Certification if the company meets specific requirements Click links below for details Federal regulations identify 10 categories of stormwater discharges Collapsable List associated with industrial activity that require authorization under a NPDES industrial stormwater permit for stormwater discharges unless otherwise excluded however construction sites are permitted separately More information about permitting stormwater discharges from construction activities is available on our Stormwater Permits for Construction page In general the 10 categories of industrial activities that require authorization are as follows Categories Category One i Facilities subject to federal stormwater effluent discharge standards in 40 CFR Parts 405 471 Category Two ii Heavy manufacturing for example paper mills chemical plants petroleum refineries and steel mills and foundries Category Three iii Coal and mineral mining and oil and gas Category Four iv Hazardous waste treatment storage or disposal facilities Category Five v Landfills land application sites and open dumps with industrial wastes Category Six vi Metal scrapyards salvage yards automobile junkyards and battery reclaimers Category Seven vii Steam electric power generating plants Category Eight viii Transportation facilities that have vehicle maintenance equipment cleaning or airport deicing operations Category Nine ix Treatment works treating domestic sewage with a design flow of 1 million gallons a day or more Category Eleven xi Light manufacturing For example food processing printing and publishing electronic and other electrical equipment manufacturing

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