Water & Sewer Design & Construction Standards (DSM)
The Spotsylvania County Department of Utilities/Public Works has performed the 5-year update of the Utilities Water and Sewer Design and Construction Standards Manual (DSM). The Board of Supervisors adopted this update on October 23, 2018.
All site plans submitted to Spotsylvania County after October 23, 2018 must adhere to the 2018 Utilities Water and Sewer Design and Construction Standards:
The manual has been prepared to establish the guidelines and technical requirements for water and sanitary sewer infrastructure construction projects in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
The Director of Utilities may allow for variations to these standards. Any variation from these standards shall be highlighted and shown on the construction plans. The approval of the construction plan shall not be considered approval of a variation without the Director of Utilities written authorization.
All designs shall be in accordance with the manual, the latest edition of the Virginia Waterworks Regulations, and Sewage Collection and Treatment Regulations (SCAT), and any other local, state, or federal agencies having jurisdiction including the requirements of the Code of Spotsylvania County as they pertain to water and sanitary sewerage systems. Where conflicts exist among these documents, the more stringent requirements, as solely determined by the Spotsylvania County Utilities Department, shall apply. Nothing herein shall be deemed to waive requirements of any existing law and/or regulation.
2013 & 2018 Standards
All site plans submitted to Spotsylvania County on or before October 23, 2018 must adhere to either the 2013 or the 2018 Utilities Water and Sewer Design and Construction Standards. Spotsylvania County recommends the use of the 2018 Utilities Water and Sewer Design and Construction Standards.
A copy of the 2013 Standards can be found by downloading the manual: 2013 Utilities Water and Sanitary Sewer Design and Construction Standards (PDF).
The 2013 manual will only apply to submissions received by Spotsylvania County on or before October 23, 2018.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Engineering and Construction division at 540-507-7300.