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All public sewer work proposed to be constructed, altered or reconstructed by any person or corporation (public or private) within the Clark County.

Plan Review Steps

 

STEP 1: PIPES PORTAL REGISTRATION

During the plan review process, the PIPES Portal is used to request point of connections and to submit, retrieve, and check status of plan reviews.  To gain access, your company must be registered.

  • If your company is already registered, contact your company's designated administrator to create your account and grant you access to the PIPES Portal.

STEP 2: POINT OF CONNECTION

All new civil plans must identify their point of connection (POC) when submitting civil improvement plans to District Development Services.  This step will advance the civil plans review process, ensure capacity in the public collection system, and present location alternatives for service connection.

For a POC request to the public sewer system, submit using the PIPES Portal. The following information will be required:

  • Description of project, such as "200 Room Hotel" or "Convenience Store"
  • Parcel Number(s) (APN)
  • Equivalent Residential Units (ERU) of sewer demand
  • Average wastewater flow rates in million gallons per day (MGD)
  • Developer Name

With this information, the location of the developer's parcel(s) will be mapped and downstream capacity will be evaluated using software modeling, CCTV video, and in-flow metering.  A POC exhibit will be provided through the PIPES.

Please note:  The civil plan review process will begin only after a POC response has been issued and a valid POC Tracking Number is provided with the plan submittal.  This step will help reduce civil plan review times and, more importantly, ensure the proper location is established for the project to connect to the public collection system.  

STEP 3: SUBMITTALS

PLAN SUBMITTALS:

Applicants/Engineers are responsible for submitting a complete and accurate civil plan set for review and approval.  Complete and accurate plan submittals help the review process to move efficiently from first submittal to mylar approval and avoid unnecessary delays and multiple resubmittals. 

Requests to review civil improvement plan are to be submitted via the PIPES Portal.  The following items are required with the plan submittal:
•A complete digital set of civil improvement plans by the engineer of record.  Only PDF files will be allowed to be uploaded to into PIPES.  The PDF file must be created directly from the CAD software; civil improvement plans that have been printed and scanned as a PDF will not be accepted. 
•The POC tracking number that was provided by the District (in STEP 2: POINT OF CONNECTION)

  • All additional paperwork requiring original, wet signatures (Easements, Oversize Agreements, Interlocal Agreements, Final Maps, etc.) must be submitted as hard copies to the Development Services counter at 5857 East Flamingo Road.

You can see the status of your plans in the PIPES Portal.  Once your plans have been reviewed, you will receive notification that your reviewed plans are available for download for thirty (30) calendar days.  This notification will include the Plan Review Check Sheet.  Allow fifteen (15) business days all first submittals and ten (10) business days for subsequent submittals.

STEP 4: APPROVALS

PLAN SUBMITTALS

Once you have been directed to submit your plans for signature, you have the option of submitting the final plans on mylar or on bond.  If you choose to submit on bond, ensure all signatures are originals.  You are only required to submit one (1) copy of the plans for approval.

Allow five (5) business days for review.  You will be notified via e-mail once your plans have been approved.

FINAL MAP SUBMITTALS

 Final maps are required to be submitted at the beginning of a project, if they are available.  The District must have a copy of the recorded final map prior to scheduling of the final inspection.

OTHER SUBMITTALS

Once your plans have been approved by Development Services, if you are required to have a grease interceptor or sand/oil interceptor, your next step is to get sign off from Pretreatment.  Once Pretreatment has signed off on your plan, you will provide one set of your approved plans to Customer Service that includes plumbing so the SDA fee quote may be calculated. 

STEP 5: REVISIONS

Formal revisions to civil improvement plans will be accepted if the project has not been finalized by the District and the bond is active.  

Through the PIPES Portal, submit revised drawings with a justification of the changes to the approved plans stating the impact of any proposed changes.  The revised drawings are: 

  • To have revision numbering which is sequential per plan set, not per sheet.  Numbering is as assigned by the engineer of record and maintained by the primary permitting agency.
  • To include an accurate description of the changes in the revision grid on each sheet.  The description and all affected sheets are to be identified in the revision grid on the cover sheet. 
  • Stamped by the revising engineer per NAC 625 and State of Nevada's "The Blue Book", 2014 Edition.  Clearly identify what the engineer's seal denotes adjacent to stamp on each sheet.  If the revising engineer is not the engineer of record, submit a letter of permission from the original stamping engineer per NRS 625.  
  • To be made electronically on a copy of the current approved plans sheet(s).  The changes are to be legible, reflected in red, and clouded with the appropriate revision number.
  • Impacting the final map, as reviewed by the District, or previously dedicated easements.  If so, the amended final map and/or easement legal description with its accompanying exhibit are to be submitted in hard copy to the Development Services counter at 5857 East Flamingo Road.

Upon acceptance of the proposed redlined revision by the District, the engineer will submit one (1) set of the stamped revised drawing(s) on either mylar or bond for approval.  The revised drawings for approval on mylar or bond are to match the accepted revision submittal, except for red will become black.

Inspections will be on hold until the revision is approved (signed) by the District.

In cases where a proposed revision is extensive or not part of the original scope of work, the engineer is to meet with the District prior to a formal submittal.  The District will determine if a revision is applicable.

If the revision involves on-site work, the engineer is responsible to submit the revision to the permitting agency's Building Department.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  

 Plan Review Forms

 Design Guidelines