Private Development Procedures

Greenville Water

Private Development Procedures

Based on Current Practice where GW designs all water mains.

The term “developer” may mean developer, developer’s engineer or developer’s contractor.


1.         Developer contacts GW about proposed project

2.         Developer provides AutoCAD file of the site plan, consisting of roads, structures and other utilities.

3.         GW prepares a layout drawing

4.         Layout drawing is sent to developer, fire department and developer’s engineer.

5.         If required, developer’s engineer or fire protection contractor prepares fire protection drawings.

6.         GW reviews fire protection drawings, if required.  Approval of fire protection drawings is separate from domestic water taps/meter approval.

7.         Developer hires a contractor to do work

8.         Developer (or contractor) pays for taps

9.         Developer’s Engineer to submit Grade Letter Package for approval

10.         Contractor contacts GW for a preconstruction conference

11.       Developer’s engineer obtains necessary encroachment permit for tap on existing GW water main in public road right-of-way to supply new water main.

12.       Developer pays contractor

13.       GW inspects project

14.       GW makes measurements and takes GPS shots

15.       GW oversees pressure testing and sampling

16.       Developer (or contractor) pays for taps and meters

17.       GW prepares as-builts

18.       GW permits project under GW General Permit with DHEC

19.       A right of way and ownership of mains is transferred to GW or

20.       If mains remain private, an easement for reading meters is granted to GW.