Downloads for Developers, Engineers & Contractors

Below is a list of SJWD Water District’s policies, standards, and forms for extending water infrastructure to new development projects. Also included are links to resources such as tap and system improvement fees, as well as frequently asked questions.

If this is your first project with SJWD, you may find it helpful to review oursubmittal and approval process for new development.


Standards, Policies and Procedures

The documents below are for information purposes only and may not be the latest versions. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Standard Construction Specifications
Standard Details
Vault Details
Approved Materials List
Water Line Extension Policies
Delegated Review Program (DRP)/Commercial Service Project Checklists



Service Availability Request Form
Letter of Intent Form (Commercial)
Letter of Intent Form (Residential)
Request for Line Extension Form
Commercial Service Request Form
Delegated Review Project Submittal Checklist
Commercial Service Submittal Checklist
Application for Service
Backlow Device Testing Form



Approved Backflow Devices
Contact Us
Frequently Asked Questions

Submittal and Approval Process for New Developments

If you are a developer or engineer seeking water service for a new development project, this page provides and overview of SJWD’s process and requirements.

We require all projects to adhere to the standards and requirements outlined in our Standard Construction Specifications and our Developer Policy Manual, available in pdf format below.

How to request extension of water infrastructure fore new development:

  1. Review our Standard Construction Specifications.
  2. Request a Service Availability Letter by completing the Service Availability Form.
  3. Once you have a Service Availability Letter confirming SJWD will serve your project, you can then submit the Letter of Intent Form (Residential) or Letter of Intent Form (Commercial) along with the Preliminary Construction Plan Submittal. This should include 1 set of certified engineering plans, supporting design calculations, project specifications (if not approved by SCDHEC), and completed (unsigned) applications for any encroachment permits necessary.
  4. Once approved, the Final Construction Plan Submittal. For this submittal, please refer to the either the Delegated Review Program Submittal Checklist or the Commercial Service Submittal Checklist.
  5. After all permits have been approved for the project, a pre-construction conference must be held at least 48 hours prior to the beginning of construction.
  6. Construction/Inspection
  7. Project Closeout — Prior to final acceptance by SJWD, all Agreements shall be executed and all fees must be paid.