Water Construction Notes for New Plan Sheets
These are the notes that should appear on all engineering plans for new water infrastructure designed by developers.
  1. All water mains installed within the Butts County Water and Sewer Authority Jurisdiction must meet the Authority's specifications.
  2. All engineering plans for extensions must be separately reviewed and approved by the Butts County, ET AL. Water & Sewer Authority and a preconstruction conference with contractor is required prior to the beginning of any installation.
  3. Water lines to be constructed per Butts County's utility placement standards and at a typical and minimum depth of 48".
  4. All service tubing shall be type "k" soft copper tubing, 3/4" for single service.
  5. Refer to water detail sheet & Butts Co. Water & Sewer Authority specifications for additional materials specs.
  6. The Butts W & S Authority will set water meters in meter boxes installed by the contractor.
  7. All gate valves are to be installed outside of pavement and curb.
  8. The spacing between fire hydrants will be not more than the distance shown for development types as follow: 500' apart for single family residential developments, and mobile home parks; 400' apart for industrial/commercial developments, and 750' apart for existing county roads.
  9. Temporary water main ends shall be equipped with restrained joint plugs or caps. If concrete thrust blocks are used, they shall be installed such that they do not cover or interfere with access to the temporary main end for futer expansion.
  10. Valves near tees and/or crosses shall be restrained to tee or cross by threaded rods or anchoring pipe/fittings.
  11. Water service taps shall be made such that they center on the lot whenever possible. When taps must be placed at lot corners, they should be placed at least 5' from property pins so as to not interfere with other utility service connections.
  12. Valve markers must be obtained directly from the Butts County Water Authority.
  13. Mark each meter box with a "w" cut into top of curb.
  14. Mark each valve box with a "v" cut into top of curb.
  15. Coated 14 gauge locate wire is required.
  16. The contractor must attend a preconstruction conference with authorithy staff prior to beginning any work.
  17. All wet taps must be preformed with authority staff present.
  18. Prior to initiation of service, project must pass inspection including a pressure test and bacteria test.
  19. The installer will maintain field "as-built" drawings and will measure and show installed locations of all mains, valves, hydrants, and services.