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CLICK FOR ORDINANCE INDEX

District Ordinance.21-1002

District Ordinance. 99-1002.Amended 2018-06-19

District Ordinance.21-1001

District Ordinance. 99-1001

District Ordinance.19-1002

District Ordinance. 98-1002

District Ordinance.19-1001

District Ordinance. 98-1001

District Ordinance.18-1001

District Ordinance. 97-1002.Amended.2021-06-01

District Ordinance.17-1001

District Ordinance. 97-1002.Amended.2020-06-16

District Ordinance.16-1002

District Ordinance. 97-1002.Amended.2019-12-18

District Ordinance.16-1001

District Ordinance. 97-1002.Amended 2016-08-23

District Ordinance.15-1001

District Ordinance. 97-1002.Amended 2008-07-15

District Ordinance.14-1001

District Ordinance. 97-1002.Amended 2004-06-22

District Ordinance.13-1001

District Ordinance. 97-1002.Amended 2002-01-30

District Ordinance.12-1001

District Ordinance. 97-1002.Amended 2000-06-20

District Ordinance.06-1003

District Ordinance. 97-1002.Amended 1999-07-20

District Ordinance.06-1002

District Ordinance. 97-1002.Amended 1999-02-16

District Ordinance.06-1001

District Ordinance. 97-1002.Amended 1998-06-16

District Ordinance.05-1001

District Ordinance. 97-1002.Adopted 1997-10-23

District Ordinance.04-1003

District Ordinance. 97-1001.Amended 2020-06-16

District Ordinance.04-1002

District Ordinance. 97-1001.Amended 2013-05-21

District Ordinance.04-1001.Second Reading Draft

District Ordinance. 97-1001.Amended 2002-06-18

District Ordinance.03-1001

District Ordinance. 97-1001.Amended 2000-04-18

District Ordinance.02-1002

District Ordinance. 97-1001.Amended 1999-07-20

District Ordinance.02-1001

District Ordinance. 97-1001.Amended 1999-01-19

District Ordinance.01-1003

District Ordinance. 97-1001.Adopted 1997-07-15

District Ordinance.01-1002

District Ordinance. 96-1002

District Ordinance.01-1001.Amended 2002-02-20

District Ordinance. 96-1001

District Ordinance.01-1001.Adopted 2001-10-25

District Ordinance. 95-1002

District Ordinance.00-1001

District Ordinance. 95-1001

District Ordinance. 99-1004

District Ordinance. 94-1002

District Ordinance. 99-1003

District Ordinance. 94-1001

District Ordinance. 99-1002

CLICK FOR RESOLUTION INDEX

District Resolution.2022-04

District Resolution.2004-01

District Resolution.1998-01

District Resolution.2022-03

District Resolution.2003-03

District Resolution.1996-06

District Resolution.2022-02

District Resolution.2003-02

District Resolution.1996-05

District Resolution.2022-01

District Resolution.2003-01

District Resolution.1996-04

District Resolution.2021-06

District Resolution.2002-08

District Resolution.1996-03

District Resolution.2021-05

District Resolution.2002-07

District Resolution.1996-02

District Resolution.2021-04

District Resolution.2002-06

District Resolution.1996-01

District Resolution.2021-03

District Resolution.2002-05

District Resolution.1995-08

District Resolution.2021-02

District Resolution.2002-04

District Resolution.1995-07

District Resolution.2021-01

District Resolution.2002-03

District Resolution.1995-06

District Resolution.2020-01

District Resolution.2002-02

District Resolution.1995-05

District Resolution.2016-01

District Resolution.2002-01

District Resolution.1995-04

District Resolution.2015-01

District Resolution.2001-13

District Resolution.1995-03

District Resolution.2013-04

District Resolution.2001-12

District Resolution.1995-02

District Resolution.2013-03

District Resolution.2001-11

District Resolution.1995-01

District Resolution.2013-02

District Resolution.2001-10

District Resolution.1994-02

District Resolution.2013-01

District Resolution.2001-09

District Resolution.1994-01

District Resolution.2011-01

District Resolution.2001-08

RID 305 Resolution.1993-05

District Resolution.2010-01

District Resolution.2001-07

RID 305 Resolution.1993-04

District Resolution.2009-04

District Resolution.2001-06

RID 305 Resolution.1993-03

District Resolution.2009-03

District Resolution.2001-05

RID 305 Resolution.1993-02

District Resolution.2009-02

District Resolution.2001-04

RID 305 Resolution.1993-01

District Resolution.2009-01

District Resolution.2001-03

RID 305 Resolution.1992-02

District Resolution.2007-03

District Resolution.2001-02

RID 305 Resolution.1992-01

District Resolution.2007-02

District Resolution.2001-01A

RID 305 Resolution.1989-02

District Resolution.2007-01

District Resolution.2001-01

RID 305 Resolution.1989-01

District Resolution.2006-02

District Resolution.2000-01

RID 305 Resolution.1988-01

District Resolution.2006-01

District Resolution.1999-01

RID 305 Resolution.1981-01

District Resolution.2005-01

District Resolution.1998-03

District Resolution.2004-02

District Resolution.1998-02

Bylaws District Bylaws (adopted June 17, 1997)
Ordinances & Resolutions Sewer Use Ordinance
Ordinances & Resolutions Water Use Ordinance
Ordinances & Resolutions Sewer & Water Rate Ordinance
Policies & Procedures Community Room Use Application & Policy for Using the Community Room
Policies & Procedures District Policy Manual
Policies & Procedures District Procedures Manual
Policies & Procedures Document Retention Policy
Report & Studies Index of Big Sky Reports & Studies
SFE Reallocation Summary SFE Reallocation Summary of Approved Applications
Spanish Peaks Pressure Sewer Service Connections Spanish Peaks Resort Sewer Connection Specs for Pressure and Grinder Pumps
Spanish Peaks Pressure Sewer Service Connections Spanish Peaks Resort Sewer Connection Specs for Pressure Sewers- Lots 23-26 & 53-59
Spanish Peaks Pressure Sewer Service Connections Spanish Peaks Resort Sewer Connection Specs for Pressure Sewers- Lots 37 & 45-47
Standard Specifications District Standard Specs
Table 3.01 (SFE Allocations to Parcels)  Table 3.01 SFE Allocations

 

2023
January 17, 2023 January 17, 2022 Audio
2022
January 18, 2022 January 18, 2022 Audio July 19, 2022 July 19, 2022 Audio
January 27, 2022 January 27, 2022 Audio August 16, 2022 August 16, 2022 Audio
February 15, 2022 February 15, 2022 Audio September 20, 2022 September 20, 2022 Audio
March 15, 2022 March 15, 2022 Audio October 18, 2022 October 18, 2022 Audio
April 19, 2022 April 19, 2022 Audio November 15, 2022 November 15, 2022 Audio
May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022 Audio December 15, 2022 December 15, 2022 Audio
June 21, 2022 June 21, 2022 Audio December 23, 2022 December 23, 2022 Audio
2021
January 19, 2021 January 19, 2021 Audio  July 20, 2021 July 20, 2021 Audio 
February 16, 2021 February 16, 2021 Audio August 24, 2021 August 24, 2021 Audio
March 09, 2021 March 9, 2021 Audio September 01, 2021 September 1, 2021 Audio
April 20, 2021 April 20, 2021 Audio September 21, 2021 September 21, 2021 Audio
May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021 Audio October 19, 2021 October 19, 2021 Audio
June 01, 2021 June 1, 2021 Audio November 16, 2021 November 16, 2021 Audio
June 22, 2021 June 22, 2021 Audio December 21, 2021 December 21, 2021 Audio
2020
January 21, 2020 June 16, 2020 June 16, 2020 Audio*
February 05, 2020 July 21, 2020 July 21, 2020 Audio 
February 18, 2020 August 18, 2020 August 18, 2020 Audio
No March Meeting September 15, 2020 September 15, 2020 Audio
April 21, 2020 October 20, 2020 October 20, 2020 Audio
May 19, 2020 November 17, 2020 November 17, 2020 Audio
December 15, 2020 December 15, 2020 Audio
* Beginning June 2020 the District started recording and posting the recordings as mp3 files for meetings.  The minutes are in summary format with time marks on them.
2019
January 22, 2019 August 20, 2019
February 19, 2019 September 17, 2019
March 19, 2019 October 15, 2019
April 16, 2019 October 22, 2019
May 21, 2019 November 19, 2019
June 18, 2019 December 18, 2019
July 16, 2019
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AUDIT REPORTS

Audit Report Year Audit Firm PDF Links
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2020-21 Holmes & Turner Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2020-21 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2019-20 Holmes & Turner Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2019-20 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2018-19 Holmes & Turner Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2018-19 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2017-18 Holmes & Turner Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2017-18 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2016-17 Holmes & Turner Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2016-17 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2015-16 JCCS Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2015-16 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2014-15 JCCS Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2014-15 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2013-14 Holmes & Turner Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2013-14 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2012-13 Holmes & Turner Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2012-13 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2011-12 Holmes & Turner Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2011-12 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2010-11 Holmes & Turner Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2010-11 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2009-10 Holmes & Turner Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2009-10 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2008-09 Holmes & Turner Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2008-09 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2007-08 Holmes & Turner Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2007-08 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2006-07 Holmes & Turner Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2006-07 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2005-06 Holmes & Turner Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2005-06 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2004-05 Knaub & Company Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2004-05 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2003-04 Knaub & Company Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2003-04 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2002-03 Knaub & Company Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2002-03 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2001-02 Knaub & Company Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2001-02 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2000-01 Knaub & Company Audit Report: Fiscal Year 2000-01 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 1999-00 Knaub & Company Audit Report: Fiscal Year 1999-2000 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 1998-99 Knaub & Company Audit Report: Fiscal Year 1998-99 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 1997-98 Joseph Eve & Company Audit Report: Fiscal Year 1997-98 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 1996-97 Joseph Eve & Company Audit Report: Fiscal Year 1996-97 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 1995-96 Joseph Eve & Company Audit Report: Fiscal Year 1995-96 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 1994-95 Knaub & Company Audit Report: Fiscal Year 1994-95 >
Audit Report for Fiscal Year 1993-94 Anderson & Zurmuehlen & Co. Audit Report: Fiscal Year 1993-94 >

BUDGETS

District Budget FY 2019-20 District Budget 2019-20.pdf
District Budget FY 2018-19 District Budget 2018-19.pdf
District Budget FY 2017-18 District Budget 2017-18.pdf
District Budget FY 2016-17 District Budget 2016-17.pdf
District Budget FY 2015-16 District Budget 2015-16.pdf
District Budget FY 2014-15 District Budget 2014-15.pdf
District Budget FY 2012-13 District Budget 2013-14.pdf
District Budget FY 2012-13 District Budget 2012-13.pdf

Information

BIG SKY STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS & DRAWINGS

This is a living document that is continually edited and updated.  Please check frequently for updates. 

There are some unique challenges to successfully installing water and sewer infrastructure in the Big Sky area. The goal of these special provisions, standard drawings and approved parts list is to assure the best available installation methods are used. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding these drawings or specifications, please feel free to contact us.

We are continually reviewing and updating our approved parts list. If your part is not listed please contact office@wsd363.com to get you part added to our list, or for an explanation of why it is not listed. If you feel you have a quality part we would love to hear about it.

Thank you. 

Excavators/Contractors

Ready to install the water/sewer service line?

  • Do you fully understand Big Sky County Water & Sewer Districts requirements and specifications for installation of water/sewer service lines?
  •  Have all the permit fees been paid?
  • Do you have clear access to your curb stop valve box? Is it damaged?
  • Do you have the appropriate approved parts for the job? (Listed below)
  • Have you given Big Sky Water & Sewer Operators 48 hours notice that you would like to schedule a service line inspection?

Plumbers/Contractors

Ready for water to be turned on?

  • Do you fully understand Big Sky County Water & Sewer Districts requirements and specifications for plumbing, metering, and fire suppression.
  • Do you have Cat 5 wire installed from the meter location to a location outside of the house at least 4′ above finish grade?
  • Are all of the appropriate parts for your system, (mentioned below), installed in the correct order and orientation? (Click Here For A Typical System Setup)
  • Is there permanent heat in the unit?
  • Have you given Big Sky Water & Sewer Operators 48 hours notice that you would like to schedule having the water turned on?

Parts List

Water

Sewer

Parts List

 

Fire Suppression Engineers

The Big Sky water system covers an area that has a large amount of elevation difference. This causes large variations in working pressures from one area of the water system to another. The Big Sky water system is also growing rapidly so many areas of the system may be served with water but the final hydraulic design goal is not complete.

As growth occurs and the Districts water service area expands and fills in, the Districts goal is to loop a lot of these newer service areas back into existing areas. This may ultimately reduce the higher pressure to match the adjoining area. This means that what currently is a high working pressure (and very high fire flow) in one area of the system may eventually be reduced down significantly to a more standard working pressure.

When it comes to providing fire flow data what the District does not want to do is to provide misleading fire flow data to a fire suppression system engineer that would cause them to under design a system based on a current robust fire flow data that ultimately may be reduced.

What the District can do to avoid this is provide them with what our permanent minimum fire flow and working pressures will always be for the area.

Those minimum design values are 50 psi and 1000 gpm residual @ 20 psi.

Please call the District before any design work to verify that the location you are designing for meets the minimum requirement. Some of our older developments may not meet these values. It is up to the fire suppression engineer to verify this information by contacting one of our water operators.

Standard Water Drawings

Index Number Description Revision Date (Month-Year)
BSWSD 22-01 Water Valve Adjustment Detail Jan-20
BSWSD 22-02A Typical Utility Trench – 1 Jan-20
BSWSD 22-02B Typical Utility Trench with Pavement Surface Restoration – 2 Jan-20
BSWSD 22-03 Trench Plug Excavation Detail Feb-20
BSWSD 26-01 Thrust Blocking for Water Main Fittings Dec-20
BSWSD 26-02 Water and Sewer Main and Service Separation Dec-20
BSWDS 26-03 Water Main Valve Installation Jan-20
BSWSD 26-04 Fire Hydrant Setting Jan-20
BSWSD 26-05 Fire Hydrant Location Detail with Road Side Pull-Out Jan-20
BSWSD 26-06 Water Service Line Jan-20
BSWSD 26-07A Typical 2″ Blow-Off Hydrant Jan-20
BSWSD26-08 Bollard Placement at Fire Hydrant Jan-20
BSWSD-26-10 Typical Valve/Tee Restraint Dec-20
BSWSD 26-11 Water Main Crossing Below Existing Sewer Line Jan-20
BSWSD 26-12 Water Service Line 4″ and Larger Jan-20
BSWSD 26-14 Standard Fire Service Line Class I-V Dec-20
BSWSD 26-15 Gate Valve & Valve Box Installation Jan-20
BSWSD 26-18 Buried Water Service Line Insulation May-20
BSWSD 26-19 Typical 8″ x 3″ PRV Station Jan-20
BSWSD 26-20A Mueller/Hunt 1″ Single Meter Coil Pit May-10
BSWSD 26-20B Ford 1″ Single Meter Pit May-10
BSWSD 26-21 Mueller 18″ Flat Lid with 2″ Touch Read Hole Mar-16
BSWSD 26-22A Residential Water Service Line With Pit-Set Meter Transceiver Unit (MXU) Jan-20
BSWSD 26-22B Shared Fire and Domestic Water Service Line With Pit-Set Meter Transceiver Unit (MXU) Jan-20
BSWSD 26-23A Residential Water Service Line With Non Pit-Set Wall Mounted Meter Transceiver Unit (MXU) Jan-20
BSWSD 26-23B Shared Fire and Domestic Water Service Line With Non Pit-Set Wall Mounted Meter Transceiver Unit (MXU) Jan-20
BSWSD 26-24 Residential Irrigation System – Outside Installation With Above Ground Backflow Vault May-10
BSWSD 26-25 Residential Irrigation System – Inside Installation With Meter and Back flow in Basement or Crawlspace Jan-20
BSWSD 26-26 Pipe To Pipe Connection Detail Dec-20
BSWSD 26-27 Water Services With A Common Trench For Multi-Plex Units Jan-20
BSWSD 26-29A Irrigation Water Vault – Vertical Pluming Installation May-10
BSWSD 26-31 Air Release Valve and Vault 8″- 12″ Water Mains May-10
BSWSD 26-32 Shared Fire and Domestic Service Line for Sizes 2″ and Smaller Jan-20
BSWSD 26-33 Shared Fire and Domestic Service Line for Sizes 4″ and Larger Jan-20
BSWSD 26-39 Domestic Service Line for 2″ and Smaller Jan-20

BALL VALVE (Under 2″)

WATTS LFB6800

“GRIPPER GASKET”

MCWANE SURE STOP
TYLER UNION TUF GRIP
TYTON JOINT FIELD LOK 350 GASKET
AMERICAN FAST-GRIP GASKET

GATE VALVE (2″ and up)

WATTS ES-405NRSRW

VALVE BOX

SIP INDUSTRIES
STAR PIPE
TYLER UNION
SIGMA

 

OS&Y VALVE (4″ and up)

AMERICAN FLOW CONTROL 2500-1
MUELLER R2365

VALVE BOX EXTENSION
“Valve Extensions” Must NOT Be Secured With Nut
CHRISTY WT-SVE150-P

WYE STRAINER

WATTS LF777

MECHANICAL JOINT FITTINGS

SIGMA MJ FITTINGS

PRESSURE REDUCING VALVE (PRV)

WATTS U5B-Z3
HONEYWELL DS06
CALEFFI 535HAC

GATE VALVES (MAINLINE)

MUELLER A-2361
MUELLER A-2361-19
MUELLER A-2361-6
MUELLER A-2361-23
C 509 Kennedy Gate Valve (May only be used with special approval contact BSWSD water operators for details.)

DOUBLE CHECK BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (DC)

WATTS 007M1QT-S

RESTRAINT JOINTS

SIGMA MJ RESTRAINTS
SIP INDUSTRIES EZGRIP (W/ EZSHIELD EPOXY COATING)
STAR PIPE PRODUCTS STARGRIP (W/ STARBOND EPOXY COATED) 
TYLER UNION TUFGRIP (W/ EPOXY COATING) 
EBBA IRON MEGALUG (EPOXY COATED)

REDUCED PRESSURE PRINCIPAL BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY (RPZ)

“RPZ’s” are required on fire suppression systems, “DC’s” (Double Checks) are allowed on domestic systems.)

WATTS 009QT-S
AMES 4000B

MECHANICAL COUPLINGS

HYMAX 2 (May only be used with special approval contact BSWSD water operators for details.)
SMITH BLAIR QUANTUM (May only be used with special approval contact BSWSD water operators for details.)

ROMAC ALPHA 8″-12″ Installation Guide
ROMAC MACRO 4″-12″
ROMAC SST DI FLANGE (May only be used with special approval contact BSWSD water operators for details.)


TRACER WIRE (BLUE WIRE MUST BE USED FOR WATER)

#12 COPPERHEAD
#12 SOUTHWIRE

JUMPER BONDS AND CAD WELD

THERMOWELD JUMPER BONDS AND CAD WELDING

LOCATE TAPE (2″ FOR SERVICE LINE, 6″ FOR MAIN LINE)
NORTHTOWN HYTECH DETECTABLE TAPE

MUST BE FOR POTABLE WATER

FIRE HYDRANTS

MUELLER SUPER CENTURION
KENNEDY GUARDIAN K81-D
SMITH BLAIR 372 (Not Allowed) This type of service saddle is only rated to 150ps

INSULATION (BLUE BOARD)

2″ DOW INSULATION

CORPORATION STOPS

FORD – FB1000 (CTS)
MUELLER E25009N
FORD – B1001 (PEP)
A.Y. MCDONALD – 74701B-33
A.Y. MCDONALD – 74701BQ (Not Allowed)

SERVICE LINE WATER PIPE

CENCORE HDPE IPS

BLOW-OFF HYDRANT
KUPFERLE MAINGUARD #77

CURB BOX
A.Y. MCDONALD
MUELLLER

MAINLINE WATER PIPE

Ductile Iron Class 51 or Class 52 ONLY
(If your job involves another type of pipe contact one of our operators immediately!)

CLASS 51 DUCTILE IRON TYTON JOINT PIPE
CLASS 51 DUCTILE IRON US PIPE
CLASS 51 DUCTILE IRON MCWANE
CLASS 51 DUCTILE IRON AMERICAN
C-900 NORTHERN PIPE (Not Allowed)

CURB STOPS
“Compression Fittings MUST Have Pack Joint Nut”
A.Y. MCDONALD – 76104-33
MUELLER 25142N
A.Y. MCDONALD – 76104-33
A.Y. MCDONALD – 76105
FORD – B66 IPS

“Stop & Waste” Curb Stops Are NOT Allowed

CORPORATION STOPS
FORD – FB1000 (CTS)
MUELLER E25009N
FORD – B1001 (PEP)
A.Y. MCDONALD – 74701B-33
A.Y. MCDONALD – 74701BQ (Not Allowed

TAPPING SLEEVES
SMITH BLAIR 662 (Allowed ONLY up to 12″)
FORD FTSS (Allowed ONLY up to 12″)

BLOW-OFF HYDRANT
KUPFERLE MAINGUARD #77

SERVICE SADDLES
FORD FRS202
MUELLLER BR2S
ROMAC 202S & 202NS ONLY
FORD BRASS 202B (Not Allowed) This type of service saddle has been known to snap AC pipe when over torqued.
FORD BRASS – FS313 (Not Allowed) This type of service saddle has been known to leak if pressures exceed working pressure (even intermittently) The gasket glue peels off.
SMITH BLAIR 372 (Not Allowed) This type of service saddle is only rated to 150psi.

Index Number Description Revision Date (Month-Year)
BSWSD 22-02A Typical Utility Trench – 1 Jan-20
BSWSD 22-02B Typical Utility Trench with Pavement Surface  Restoration – 2 Jan-20
BSWSD 22-03 Trench Plug Excavation Detail Feb-10
BSWSD 26-02 Water and Sewer Main and Service Separation  Dec-19
BSWSD 27-01 Sanitary Sewer Service Line May-10
BSWSD 27-02 Typical Sanitary Sewer Service Line Installation with Clean Outs May-10
BSWSD 27-03 Sanitary Sewer Manhole May-10
BSWSD 27-04 Flat-Top Sanitary and Storm Sewer Manhole May-10
BSWSD 27-05 Nomograph for Air Testing Gravity Sewer Mains Feb-10
BSWSD 27-06 Typical Residential Sewage Lift Station (Solids Handling Type) Feb-10
BSWSD 27-07 Typical Manhole Channel Details Feb-10
BSWSD 27-08 Standard Manhole Cast Iron Cover Feb-10
BSWSD 27-09 Standard 24″ Cast Iron Manhole Ring Feb-10
BSWSD 27-10 Typical Grease Interceptor Feb-10
BSWSD 27-11 Typical Forced Main Connection to Gravity Sewer Main Feb-10
BSWSD 27-12 Buried Sewer Service Line Insulation May-10
BSWSD 27-13 Protective Barrier Sleeve & Cover for Sanitary Sewer Service Clean out Jun-10
BSWSD 27-14 Spanish Peaks Sanitary Sewer Service Index Map Jul-10
BSWSD 27-15 Spanish Peaks Grinder Pump Sewer Service Jun-10
BSWSD 27-16 Spanish Peaks “Step” Installation Phase 1B &1C Jun-10
BSWSD 27-17 Spanish Peaks “Step” Installation Phase 2 Jun-10

TRACER WIRE (GREEN WIRE MUST BE USED FOR SEWER)

LOCATE TAPE (2″ FOR SERVICE LINE, 6″ FOR MAIN LINE)

NORTHTOWN HYTECH DETECTABLE TAPE  – MUST BE FOR SEWER

INSULATION (BLUE BOARD)

SEWER SERVICE LINE PIPE

MAINLINE SEWER PIPE

SEWER PIPE FITTINGS (MAINLINE)

CLEAN OUT COVER (MONUMENT COVER)

What kind of bedding do I need?
3/4″ Washed Rock.

Can I use any other type of bedding?
No, 3/4″ Washed Rock is the only type of bedding allowed in the Big Sky County Water & Sewer District.
Sand, pea gravel, 3/4″ screened rock, and/or crusher fines are NOT allowed.

How much bedding do I need?
6″ on all sides of pipe, underneath, above and on both sides the width of the ditch.

How deep does my water line need to be?
7′ Minimum 8′ Maximum, Foam Board Insulation must be installed under all driving surfaces.

Do I need tracer wire and locate tape?
Yes, all potable water lines must have both tracer wire and locate tape. Tracer wire is to be taped to the pipe every 5′. Locate tape is to be installed 2′ above the water line.

Do I need to use polywrap on water mains?
No, but we do recommend using poly wrap around valve boxes and fire hydrants (to allow for easy adjustment (valve box) and to protect the weep hole from clogging(fire hydrant).

What kind of wye can I use at the sewer clean out?
All wye’s for sewer clean outs MUST be double sweep stlye.
If you have a question not listed please contact us! Click Here!

WATER & SEWER MAIN EXTENSION GENERAL INFORMATION

This document was prepared to provide engineers, contractors and developers with the latest approved design and construction methods for water and sewer infrastructure installations and repairs within the boundaries of the Big Sky County Water and Sewer District #363 (BSWSD).

Why are there BSWSD special provisions? With its colder climate and steeper terrain there are many unique challenges in Big Sky to successfully install water and sewer infrastructure that differ from other areas of the state. The BSWSD SPECIAL PROVISIONS and STANDARD DRAWINGS detail those special requirements not covered and/or different than what is in Montana Public Works Standard Specifications Sixth Edition, April 2010. This document supersedes related MPWSS installation requirements and/or requirements from other areas of the State. Although this document is primarily designed for major infrastructure work, many sections are applicable to smaller projects such as single service line installations. For more information on how this document applies to your project, contact the BSWSD office at 561 Little Coyote Rd. Big Sky MT. 59716 or call (406)-995-2660.

WHERE THIS DOCUMENT APPLIES

What’s known as the Big Sky “area” is not an incorporated city or town such as Bozeman with a single governing body under one roof that manages all services including public works. Which areas of Big Sky these special provisions do and don’t apply can be confusing. The following is a brief explanation of the different jurisdictions within Big Sky to help make this more clear.

The unincorporated Big Sky area consists of separate governing “Districts” ‘ (example BSWSD and Big Sky Fire District, etc.) that have different boundaries which overlap. The BSWSD boundary can be found on the BSWSD website at www.bigskywatersewer.com. Within the Big Sky area are also several major privately owned and independent “developments”, such as Yellowstone Club, Spanish Peaks and Moonlight. In most cases these private developments are outside the BSWSD’s service boundary. With the exception of Spanish Peaks, these developments independently manage and control their own water and sewer operations.

Spanish Peaks does control and operate their own drinking water system but they are partnered with the BSWSD for their Sewer System. What this means for any new development plan within Spanish Peaks is that the sewer design, construction and approval portion falls under the jurisdiction of the BSWSD, however the water main design portion will fall under the jurisdiction of the Spanish Peaks development company. One caveat to this last statement on the drinking water system is the acquiring and installation of water meters within Spanish Peaks. The BSWSD determines individual sewer rate charges to its customers based on the amount of water that they use. To stay consistent with this the BSWSD takes a cooperative roll with Spanish Peaks to assure compatible, readable water meters are properly installed. When applying for a sewer permit to connect a residence or commercial unit within Spanish Peaks to the BSWSD sewer system there is also a water meter application process included that addresses the issue. This includes acquisition and proper installation requirements of the water meters and also the meter reading system. More information is available at the BSWSD office.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS EXPLAINED

All water and sewer utility projects within BSWSD shall be designed, performed and constructed in accordance with applicable sections of the Montana Public Works Standard Specifications, Sixth Edition, April 2010 (MPWSS).

Where a corresponding BSWSD modification to MPWSS does not exist for a Section of MPWSS, the reader shall assume the work is to be completed in accordance with the appropriate MPWSS Section. When a corresponding BSWSD modification to the MPWSS does exist the requirements of that modification supersede the related MPWSS requirement. The same holds true for BSWSD Standard Drawings; however, there are some BSWSD Standard Drawings which do not replace or supersede the MPWSS Standard Drawing, but are additional drawings created specifically for the BSWSD.

Each Section of the MPWSS that has been modified is listed in the Table of Contents of the “BSWSD Modifications to Montana Public Works Standard Specifications and Drawings.”

Beware the entire Section from the MPWSS has not been rewritten for these modifications. Instead, modifications are indicated for a specific subsection, paragraph, sentence or drawing.

BSWSD also requires that all persons comply with the rules and regulations of the BSWSD’s Sewer and Water Use Ordinances 97-1001 and 99-1002. This ordinance can also be found on the BSWSD website at www.bigskywatersewer.com.

The BSWSD is not insensitive to the cost and timing challenges of new developments however BSWSDs primary responsibility is to maintain and protect the long term integrity of the existing water and sewer system for the rate payers. The BSWSD personnel reserves the right to final decision pertaining to any aspect of design, new construction, repair or alteration to the water and sewer system in the BSWSD. To avoid costly and frustrating delays during design and construction of water and sewer infrastructure within the BSWSD, take the time to become familiar with this document.

PLAN APPROVAL AND NOTICE TO PROCEED

It is important to understand that although the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) plan review and approval is required on all public water and sewer main extensions inside the BSWSD, Montana DEQ approval alone does not constitute a notice or permission to proceed. All final revised engineered plans must be submitted for review and approval to the BSWSD in addition to the Montana DEQ prior to any construction. To avoid delays in construction it is strongly advised that the engineered plans and shop submittals be first submitted to the BSWSD for review and approval prior to being submitted to Montana DEQ.

PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE REQUIRED

Before the start of construction of any main extensions or alterations to the BSWSD water and sewer system a pre-construction conference attended by the Contractor, the Project Engineer, the approved resident full-time Inspecting Engineer and BSWSD representative(s) must be held at the BSWSD office at 561 Little Coyote Road, Big Sky Montana. The Contractor shall arrange to have all supervisory personnel and a representative from each of the affected utility companies connected with the project to attend the meeting to discuss the project and issues anticipated. It is recommended that the developer/owner of the project also attend.

If applicable prior to the pre-construction meeting the Contractor shall also provide for the BSWSD’s approval a plan showing any flow by-pass plans to be used to continue sewer service during construction, or water main shut offs and/or temporary water service plan during construction. If construction has the potential to affect roads and traffic, a traffic control plan must also be submitted to the BSWSD before the pre-construction meeting. Any traffic control permits or permission required by any agency shall be the responsibility of the Contractor.

FULL TIME CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION REQUIRED

The Project Engineer will furnish a licensed, qualified full time inspecting engineer. This very important field inspector is required to be on site during all construction to witness and record any and all work that will eventually be accepted by the BSWSD. This will include, but is not limited to, all trench excavation, pipe installation, and testing that is required by these specifications and the MPW Standard Specifications. Digital video and/or photographs should be taken of all significant connections. Sub-meter accurate gps coordinates gathered of all assets installed including but not limited to all bends, tees, crosses, couplers, long sleeves, curb stops, fire hydrants, main line valves, sewer clean outs, manholes, sewer lift stations, grease traps, blow off hydrants, prv vaults and water or sewer fittings on both service lines and main lines converted to Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates using WGS 84 datum. Any deviations from approved plans during construction need to be measured and recorded to assure an accurate set of as-constructed drawings at the end of the project. The Project Engineer shall provide the BSWSD with a resume of the Inspecting Engineers qualifications for the BSWSD’S approval at least five working days before the pre-construction meeting is held.

SHOP AND FABRICATION DRAWINGS

Prior to the pre-construction meeting, the Project Engineer shall prepare and submit to the BSWSD fabrication drawings, design mix information, material testing compliance data, and other pertinent data in accordance with the General Conditions. Following BSWSD review, they shall resubmit copies of any drawings which required revision or correction.

PROTECTION OF EXISTING WATER AND SEWER AND OTHER UTILITIES

The BSWSD shall be notified through the Underground Utility Locate Center (UULC) 1-800-424-5555) before any work at or near existing sewer and water lines commences. The Contractor is cautioned that all existing utilities may not be included in the UULC system. It shall be solely the responsibility of the Contractor to fully coordinate his work with all of the utility agencies and to keep them informed of the construction activities so that these vital installations are fully protected at all times

The Contractor shall take all necessary precautions to protect the BSWSD’s existing sewer and water mains if they are exposed by work. The Contractor shall be responsible for removing any debris or other material that may inadvertently enter the BSWSD’s sewer collection system through manholes or open mains by BSWSD’s approved method. In addition, the Contractor is prohibited from discharging or causing to be discharged any waste or substance to the public sewer system as specified in the BSWSD’s Sewer Use Ordinance. Flushing of water or sewer mains to the BSWSD’s sewer collection system is prohibited without prior written approval of the BSWSD.

EASEMENTS, RIGHTS-OF-WAY, ADJOINING PROPERTIES

The Contractor shall contain all construction operations within the platted utility easements and right-of-way. Any damage to adjoining properties shall be the sole responsibility of the Contractor.

DISPOSAL, EROSION, WATER POLLUTION AND SILTATION CONTROL

The Contractor is responsible for proper disposal of all waste soils and discarded materials unless otherwise directed. Where waste materials are disposed of on private property the owner’s written permission shall be obtained and provided to the BSWSD. Contractor shall comply with all local, state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to erosion control, wetlands and floodplains. The Contractor shall dispose of all refuse and discarded material in an approved location.

The Contractor shall exercise every reasonable precaution throughout the life of the project to prevent pollution or siltation of rivers, streams or impoundments. Pollutants such as chemicals, fuels, lubricants, bitumen’s, raw sewage, and other harmful wastes shall not be discharged into or alongside rivers, streams, impoundments or into natural or manmade channels leading thereto. In addition, the Contractor shall conduct and schedule his operations to avoid muddying or silting of rivers, streams or impoundments. The Contractor shall meet the requirements of the applicable regulations of the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Department of Environmental Quality, the Department of Natural Resources & Conservation and other State or Federal regulations relating to the prevention or abatement of water pollution and siltation.

The Contractor’s specific attention is directed to the Montana Water Pollution Control Act and the Montana Stream Preservation Act. The Contractor shall be responsible for obtaining any required discharge permits associated with erosion control and groundwater dewatering operations. Contractor’s responsibility shall include all cleanup, restoration, etc. of any detention or discharge areas.

PROTECTION OF EXISTING PAVEMENT

All equipment shall be fitted with pads on the outriggers and other accessories as necessary to prevent damage to existing pavement during the project. Any damages to pavement shall be corrected by the Contractor, at their expense, in a manner directed by the Project Engineer and BSWSD.

OPERATION OF EXISTING AND NEW VALVES

All existing BSWSD water main valves shall be operated by authorized personnel of the BSWSD only. If permitted by the BSWSD when new or existing valves are to be used to charge new water mains from the BSWSD water distribution system, they shall be operated by BSWSD personnel only.

SALVAGEABLE ITEMS

At the BSWSD discretion any items removed from the existing water and sewer system shall remain the property of the BSWSD and shall be delivered to a site specified by the BSWSD. Any items not accepted for salvage by the BSWSD shall be the responsibility of the Contractor

to dispose at their expense at a site or landfill acceptable to the BSWSD and the Project Engineer.

PRELIMINARY AND FINAL WALK-THROUGH INSPECTION

After a water or sewer main extension has been completely installed according to the approved plans and specifications, the Inspecting Engineer shall do a preliminary walk through him or herself to visually inspect that all exposed components such as, but not limited to, valves, valve-boxes, fire hydrants, hydrant bollards, curb stops, sewer manholes and clean outs are set to the proper final depth, still straight, working correctly and in like new condition. It is the responsibility of the Project Owner and the Contractor to protect and assure every component of the newly installed infrastructure has not, or does not get damaged or compromised in any way throughout the entire duration of the project up to the point of final project closeout and acceptance by the BSWSD.

If the Inspecting Engineer finds deficiencies a punch list will be prepared listing all deficiencies, damage or incomplete portions of the project and submitted to the contractor for remedy. A copy of the punch list shall also be sent to BSWSD at the same time.

When the contractor has completed this punch list to the Inspecting Engineers complete satisfaction then a “final walk-through” can be scheduled with the BSWSD personnel to verify the extension is completed properly. The BSWSD expects the final walk through with the inspecting Engineer and BSWSD personnel to be a one time formality. BSWSD will rely on the Project Engineer and the Inspecting Engineer to decide when the project is truly ready for the final walk through.

PROJECT CERTIFICATION AND TRANSFER AGREEMENT

Once the final walk through is completed to the BSWSD’s satisfaction the Project Engineer shall submit documents for final project certification to the BSWSD. The items listed here are typical of documents needed to complete a transfer agreement but may not be a complete list. The full list of necessary documents, local and state approvals, easements and warranty security will differ with each individual water or sewer extension. Contact the BSWSD manager for a complete list for your project. No water or sewer service can be initiated from a new water or sewer main extension until the transfer agreement has been fully executed.

  • Signed letter certifying that the project inspector was on site full time and can verify the extension has been completed according to the approved plans and specifications unless otherwise noted.
  • Copy of MDEQ approval of plans and specifications
  • Copy of Fire Department approval of plans and specifications for water extensions.
  • Copy of applicable permits and/or letters for stream crossings.
  • Stamped and signed as-constructed/as-built drawings consisting of two sets of full size 36×24 and two sets of 11X 17 blue line prints, As-constructed drawings should be “clean” drawings, updated with any approved changes made during construction and reflect exactly what was constructed. Marked up construction drawings with changes or deleted items crossed out or hand written in, stamped As-built, will not be accepted.
  • Copies of the as-constructed drawings in electronic format compatible with AutoCAD Civil 3D or other District approved engineering design project files. Also include a layered PDF file of the as-constructed drawings.
  • Sewer video and video inspection reports.
    Copy of all inspection field notes and construction inspection photographs and video.
  • Copy of “Certificate of
  • Substantial Completion”
  • Summary spreadsheet listing final construction costs and schedule of values separated for sewer and water improvements.
  • Legal Description of of subdivision or property served by extension(s)
  • Exhibits on 8 1/2 X 11 or 11X 17 paper showing the sewer and/or water extensions being conveyed to the District. Separate for sewer and water respectively.
  • Engineer’s letter certifying project construction in accordance with project plans and specifications.
  • Warranty security as of 10% project cost as: 1 – Bond, 2 – Cash deposit, or 3 – Letter of credit.
  • Executed Transfer Agreement for sewer and/or water extension
  • Documentation that As-built drawings sent to MDEQ\
  • Copies of applicable State & County building or land use permits.
  • Pressure test results and lab test results for new water main extensions.
  • Copy of sub-meter accurate gps coordinates of all assets installed including but not limited to all bends, tees, crosses, couplers, long sleeves, curb stops, fire hydrants, main line valves, sewer clean outs, manholes, sewer lift stations, grease traps, blow off hydrants, prv vaults and water or sewer fittings on both service lines and main lines converted to Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates using WGS 84 datum. Contact the BSWSD for current file format preference.
  • All applicable operation and maintenance manuals, equipment warranties, equipment startup and training schedules.
  • Easements if not covered by Plat.

 

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