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Wastewater Engineering Bureau
Sewer Connection Permit

Purpose
To protect public health and the environment by establishing minimum technical standards and requirements for the planning, design, and construction of sewerage and wastewater treatment facilities, including solids handling and disposal facilities.

Applicability
Any person proposing to construct or modify any of the following: 1) any extension of a collector or interceptor, whether public or private, regardless of flow; 2) any wastewater connection or other discharge in excess of 5,000 gallons/day; 3) any wastewater connection or other discharge to a WWTP operating in excess of 80 percent design flow capacity based on actual average flow for three consecutive months; 4) any sewage pumping station greater than 50 gpm or serving more than one building.

Statute and Administrative Rules
RSA 485-A:4, IX Water Pollution and Waste Disposal/Duties of Department
Env-Wq 700 Standards of Design and Construction for Sewerage and Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Application
Application for Sewer Connection Permit Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Fee
Application: $0.10/gallon/day for first 10,000 gallons/day, based on estimated average daily flow and $0.05/gallon/day for any flow in excess of 10,000 gallons/day.
Design Review: $200 per sheet of technical drawings in construction plans. Does not apply to municipal wastewater treatment facilities.

Processing Time
Contact Stephen Roberts at stephen.roberts@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-2980 or contact Sharon Rivard at sharon.rivard@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-2508.

Term/Renewal
Term is two years. Construction of work must be started prior to permit expiration date. One two-year permit extension is typically granted upon request.

Modification/Amendments
Submit revised plans and specifications to the Wastewater Engineering Bureau for review and approval prior to proceeding with modified design construction.

Transferability
Written notification must be submitted to the Wastewater Engineering Bureau for review and approval prior to the transfer.

Appeals
Any person aggrieved by a final decision can appeal the decision to the Water Council in accordance with Env-WC 200.

Status of Current Applications
Contact Stephen Roberts at stephen.roberts@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-2980 or contact Sharon Rivard at sharon.rivard@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-2508.

More Information
Wastewater Engineering Bureau, Design Reviews
Sewerage Plan Review Fees Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol(Fact Sheet WD-WEB-4)

Contact Us
Wastewater Engineering Bureau or Stephen Roberts at stephen.roberts@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-2980 or Sharon Rivard at sharon.rivard@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-2508.

 

 

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