Any development or redevelopment proposing new taps, increasing flow to existing taps, or increasing storm flow to a new or existing storm system is required to submit tap-in plans stamped by a Pennsylvania certified engineer for our review.
Applicants must complete the following steps prior to tap-in drawing review:
- Submit a pre-development meeting request
- Submit a PWSA Water and Sewer Availability Letter Request
- Begin a Development Permit application
- DEP Sewage Facilities Planning Module submitted if applicable
Permits are not valid and no work can begin until all fees are paid.
All drawings are to be submitted electronically via our online permitting portal. In addition to the tap-in plans, applicants must complete and submit the Development Permit application.
Each tap-in plan must meet our minimum requirements and show our most recent standard tapping details. The Developer’s Manual contains a full set of instructions to complete the application and supporting documentation. Our standard details are available for download.
The most relevant sections of the Developer's Manual for tap-in specific information can be found in Section 6: Tap-in Procedures.
A Tap-in Plan Checklist is also available. This checklist is used by our reviewers to ensure a complete tap-in plan and is very useful in reducing the number of reviews.
PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit
Any work occurring within a PennDOT right-of-way will require a Highway Occupancy Permit. Some common roads that are owned by PennDOT are Butler Street, Baum Boulevard, Carson Street, East Ohio Street, Banksville Road, and West Liberty Avenue.
Contact our Development Coordinator with any questions.