The Sewer Connection Permitting staff assists businesses and home owners to connect their wastewater flows to the public sewer system. The mission of the Sewer Connection Permitting Program is to assist property owners within our service district to promptly connect to the NBC sewer system. The property owners are required to apply for a sewer connection permit before they make a service connection to a public sewer line. The NBC permit program ensures that the NBC collection system infrastructure is protected, and ensures that new connections are properly made to the public sewer system. The NBC permit program verifies that the sewer system has sufficient capacity available to accommodate the new flows and that the flows are of acceptable quantity and quality.
The applicant must ensure that their permit application package is complete and includes the completed NBC application form, building plans, site plans and the appropriate permit fee. Once the completed application package is received by the NBC, the permit application can be processed and a permit can be issued. The Permits Program strives to issue permits within 10 business days, with an average turnaround time of 2 business days.
Staff issue the following permits to contractors or property owners of residential or commercial/industrial properties located within the NBC service district:
Residential Sanitary Sewer Connection Permit- These permits are issued to residential property owners that will be installing a service connection to the public sanitary sewer system.
Commercial/Industrial Sanitary Sewer Connection Permit- These permits are issued to commercial/industrial property owners that will be installing a service connection to the public sanitary sewer system.
Sewer Alteration Permit- These permits are issued to contractor when a construction project involves the modification or exposure of an NBC owned structure, such as manhole covers or sewage pipes.
What if I do not obtain an NBC permit?
Failure to obtain the proper NBC permit may result in the imposition of fines, construction project shutdowns or delays, connecting improperly or to the wrong location or having to excavate the sewer connection to demonstrate a proper connection was made to the public sewer system.
The NBC Permit staff is available to assist applicants in completing and filing permit applications during normal business hours and will make every effort to work with an applicant to ensure that required plans, drawings, application and fees are submitted and a permit is issued in a timely manner.