Water Service and Detail Drawings
The Intent of this page is to provide property owners and other interested individuals with the basic City of Craig specifications concerning Water and Sewer service lines. This page is NOT intended to be a "code" book, only a pocket guide. A service line extends from the City's water or sewer main to the structure receiving the service; it is the owners' responsibility to install, repair, or replace accordingly.
( Craig Municipal Code: section 13.36.030 ).
Service Line Specifications
The services supply piping from the main to the meter shall be a minimum 3/4 inch diameter, seamless K-copper conforming to ASTM specifications B88-65. ( see drawing 4 )
( Craig Municipal Code: section 15.16.045(E) )( As shown in drawing "A" )
All existing non- conforming piping may remain until it is altered, repaired, or replaced, at which time it must be replaced with type K copper.
( Craig Municipal Code: section15.36.050 (A) ).
All water service lines must have a minimum of 6 feet of cover.
( Craig Municipal Code: section 15.36.050 (A) ).
Water Tap Specifications
Multiple taps must be spaced a minimum of 12 inches apart and staggered around the pipe circumference. Water taps must be made in accordance to regulations set forth in the Craig Municipal Code: chapter 13.32.
Tap Permits and Fees
All taps ( water and sewer ) shall be done by a locally licensed plumber under the direct supervision of a qualified agent of the respective city department.
( Craig Municipal Code: section 15.16.060 and section 13.32.030 )
Must be AWWA approved. Valve body of solid brass construction, AWWA threaded inlet by flare copper outlet. Ford F, FB 600, 700 series; Mueller H15000 series; McDonalds 4701 or 4704; or equal to be approved by inspector. ( as shown in drawing " B " )
Must be AWWA approved, solid waterworks bronze construction with rubber gasket, double banded to fit 360° around pipe Ford series 202B; Mueller H15102-H16113; James Jones J-979; or equal to be approved by inspector. ( As shown in Drawing " B " )
Must be within 3 feet of the main and be no higher than the main, bent in a position lateral with the main. ( As shown in Drawing " C " )
Curb-Stop valves specifications must be AWWA approved. Flare copper inlet by flare copper outlet. Brass construction open counterclockwise. Ford series 22B, Mueller H-15204, McDonalds 6100 series or equal approved by the inspector. No stop and waste valves accepted.
( As shown in Drawing " D " )
Two piece adjustable cast iron with internal key. Mueller H10314 or H103100; McDonald 5601, 5603, 5607L, 5606. All boxes in sidewalks, driveways and asphalt must have pentagon screw caps for concrete application approved by inspector.
All curb-stop boxes must be serviceable and accessible at all times
( Craig Municipal Code: section 15.16.050 )
The use of a meter pit for privately owned mobile home lot(s) is discouraged by the City of Craig. As with the purchase of lots in the Shadow Mountain Mobile Home Park for example, the city water department strongly suggests the following method of removal of the meter pit prior to occupation. ( As shown in drawing " E " )
Whenever possible the use or installation of a meter pit (box) is discouraged in the City of Craig water system. ( Craig Municipal Code: section 13.400.050 ).
For existing water meter pits, the City of Craig allows them to be used under
the following guidelines:
The meter and subsequent lot are used for transient traffic of mobile homes and/or trailers. Example, the lot is commercially owned and operated as a monthly rental for renters seeking mobile home/trailer space.
The existing meter pit will be allowed until such time that alteration, repair or replacement of the water meter is necessary and/or if existing nonconforming piping is altered, repaired, or replaced. At this time the meter pit must be removed from service, the water meter moved to the mobile home for installation, K type copper piping installed to the meter, a curb stop valve and riser added to meet the city specifications.( Craig Municipal Code 15.16.045 water distribution materials ). ( As shown in drawing " E " )
All sewer service lines must first meet all requirements of permits and frees prior to tapping into the city main. ( Craig Municipal Code 13.08 ).
Taps are to be installed in accordance to Craig Municipal Codes 13.12 for Sewer Regulations and 15.16 for Plumbing Code.
Sewer Service Line Specifications