Water and Sewer Infrastructure Relocation

Water and Sewer Relocation photoThe Relocations Unit of the Pipeline Design Division is primarily responsible for the engineering and management of any construction activities that would affect the Commission’s existing water and sewer mains.

Note:  Projects are reviewed in ePlan. The project review time frame is assigned based on the project’s complexity: basic - 7 days, medium - 14 days, complex - 21 days, or special - 28 days (durations are calendar days, not business days)

The tasks listed below define the additional responsibilities of the Relocations Unit.

  • Review and manage complex state, county, and municipal road improvement projects; evaluate and administer WSSC requirements for land improvements within any WSSC right of way;
  • Review, evaluate, and administer WSSC requirements for land improvements within any WSSC right of way;
  • Review and manage all road resurfacing and minor road improvement projects; 
  • Prepare, review, and approve contract documents and relocation drawings for relocation of major water and sewer main projects;
  • Manage architectural and engineering contracts for water and sewer pipeline relocations contract drawings, as a result of state, county, and Engineering Support Program projects; 
  • Administer agreements with state, regional, county, and municipal entities for the installation and relocation of water and sewer pipelines made necessary by their activities; 
  • Evaluate Easement Encroachment requests submitted by private property owners or homeowners for proposed projects that could impact the Commission’s Easement. Permanent structures may be allowed upon review and impact assessment in some circumstances provided the property owner agrees to enter into a Hold Harmless Agreement.
  • Prepare special provisions and bid documents in conformance with Commission standards and contractual agreements for WSSC relocation work included in state, county and municipal road projects;
  • Review and evaluate projects for design adequacy, constructability, maintainability, cost effectiveness and environmental impact;
  • Review and evaluate proposed street abandonment when existing WSSC facilities are affected;
  • Participate with the General Counsel Office in processing the disposition of surplus real estate;
  • Attend public hearings or special meetings with federal, state, local government agencies, and the public.
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