What Types of Projects Are Reviewed by the Subdivision, Infrastructure & Planning Program?
The following types of projects are reviewed and approved by the Subdivision, Infrastructure and Planning Program:
- Reclaimed water distribution system pipelines and booster pump stations located in the public right-of-way.
- Wastewater collection and force main pipelines located in the public right-of-way, sewage pump and lift stations, air/vacuum relief stations and sewer flow control or diversion structures.
- Water distribution system pipelines located in the public right-of-way, pressure reducing valve stations, ground water wells, storage tanks, booster pump stations and facilities that include only disinfection treatment.
Water & Wastewater
The Subdivision, Infrastructure and Planning Program does not review or approve water and wastewater treatment facilities, reclaimed water recharge facilities, reuse systems and treatment/disposal wetlands. These projects are reviewed and approved by the MCESD's Water and Wastewater Treatment Program.
The Subdivision, Infrastructure and Planning Program also reviews and approves projects that do not necessarily involve the construction of or physical modification to a facility or system. These types of projects include:
- Condominium conversion sanitary/water system approvals
- Master plans
- Mobile Home Parks sanitary/water system approvals
- Soils/geological reports for subdivisions served by septic systems
- Subdivision sanitary/water system approvals
How Long Will it Take to Get My Project Reviewed & Approved?
The length of time it takes to obtain an approval depends on the following factors:
- The current workload of the Subdivision, Infrastructure and Planning Program staff. If a number of projects are already queued for review, your project will not be reviewed immediately.
- The degree of difficulty of the project. Complex projects take longer to review.
- The quality of the engineering design and the level of detail contained within the submitted documentation for a particular project. If the engineering design is complete and all regulatory, operational and maintenance concerns have been addressed, the review and approval process will be relatively quick.
Please contact the Subdivision, Infrastructure and Planning Program prior to submitting your project to discuss this issue.
How Much Will it Cost to Get My Project Approved?
The fee amount charged for the review depends on the type of project and number of project components. Chapter 1, Regulation 5 of the Maricopa County Environmental Health Code (MCEHC) itemizes the fees. The submittal package instructions for each of the application forms on the Forms/Applications page also list the fees charged for the different types of project components and contain directions on how to compute the fee for a project.