System Expansion Policy

SYSTEM EXPANSION POLICY

POLICY
the Authority from any damage resulting from errors or omissions.

1.01 STATEMENT OF POLICY

A. It is the Policy of Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority (BTWSA) which owns, operates, administers and maintains a wastewater collection system for the conveyance of wastewater to the treatment facilities owned by Hollidaysburg Borough, Duncansville Borough and Freedom Township, and a water distribution system which purchases bulk water from the Altoona City Authority, to accept any request for service to a new development within the service area of the Authority, as defined by the most current Sewage Facilities Act (Act 537) of the municipalities and the water allocation permit of the Authority, so long as the request for service meets the intent of this policy and these regulations. The decision to approve any extension to the water or wastewater system shall be approved so long as capacity is available, no prohibited wastes are discharged and all other regulations of the Authority are met. In the event the subject water and/or wastewater mains are accepted by the Authority, the responsibility for operation and maintenance of those mains will be assumed by the Authority, unless special circumstances and conditions must be met as delineated in the Water and/or Wastewater Extension Agreement between the property developer and the Authority.

B. It is hereby resolved by the Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority that any developer who comes before the Board for the development to be reviewed by our engineers shall first pay a sum in escrow toward the review fees. Any of the review fees which are not incurred by the Authority shall be reimbursed back to the developer.  See attached Rates Summary Sheet for current fee.

1.02 PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS

. All regulations and requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as pertains to water and wastewater systems are incorporated herein.

. Any DEP rule, regulation and/or requirement which is more stringent than the rules and regulations of the Authority, have precedence and shall supersede the regulations contained herein.

. The construction of water mains and/or wastewater mains shall not be permitted until the proper permit(s) has been issued either by the Department of Environmental Protection to the Authority or the Authority itself has issued a permit to the Developer authorizing construction.

1.03 OWNERSHIP AND EASEMENTS

. The Authority shall assume ownership and will authorize use of, and will maintain and operate water mains and/or wastewater mains which have been constructed by a Developer to serve the land improved by the Developer in question under the following terms and conditions:

1. The Developer has requested and the Authority has approved service to the Developer’s project.
2. The Developer has provided evidence that Land Planning Modules, as may be required by the Department of Environmental Protection and/or the municipality in which the development occurs, have been approved.
3. The Developer has provided to the Authority the proper Water and/or Wastewater Extension Agreement.
4. The Developer of the land in question provides to the Authority easements as may be required to maintain the water and/or wastewater mains in accordance with the Rules, Regulations and Policy, in effect at the time the easements are obtained. Easements shall be obtained and shall be recorded in the name of the Authority.

1.04 DEFINITION OF TERMS

. “Authority” – The Blair Township Water & Sewer Authority, serving Blair Township empowered to construct, operate, and maintain public water and wastewater systems to serve Blair Township, inspect and approve all water and/or wastewater that are to discharge into and becomes a part of the existing public water and/or wastewater systems. The Authority reserves the right to employ an agent to perform its inspection duties.

. “Consultant” – The individual firm or corporation presently employed as Consulting Engineer by the Authority and responsible for the review and advisement to the Authority as to the satisfaction of the water and/or wastewater design as presented by the Owner.

. “Contractor” – The individual, firm, partnership, co-partnership or corporation designated by the Owner for the construction of water and/or wastewater system extension.

. “Easement” – Right of access to private property to allow construction or maintenance of public utility. The easement prohibits the building of any permanent structures within the right-of-way except fences.

. “Engineer” – The individual, firm, or corporation, a Registered Professional Engineer, designated by the Owner as responsible for the preparation of drawings or plans necessary for construction of water and/or wastewater mains and appurtenances and the record drawings; Owner’s Engineer.

. “Owner”’ – The party or parties seeking approval for construction of sanitary sewers and bearing the financial burden of construction; Developer.

. ‘Planning Commission’ – The Local governing body responsible for the coordinated review of comprehensive planning.

. “Planning Module” – Components 3 and 4 of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Sewage Facilities Planning Modules.

. “Township” – The municipal governing body of Blair Township and Blair County

J. “Work” – The installation of the water and/or wastewater mains and appurtenances performed by the Contractor or Owner; Project.

1.05 ABBREVIATIONS

BTWSA – Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority
DEP – Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
PaDOT – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration

1.06 GENERAL SEQUENCE OF AUTHORITY APPROVAL

A. Approval for the construction of an extension to the systems owned by the Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority shall follow, in general the three stages outlined below:

1) Planning Approval

a. The Developer shall submit two (2) copies of a Land Development Plan or Sketch Plan to the Authority accompanied by a written request that the Authority provide wastewater collection and conveyance capacity along with water capacity, for the proposed development. The Sketch or Land Development Plan must at least show the proposed lot layout within the subdivision. Draft copies of Sewage Facilities Planning Modules (in duplicate) as may be required by the municipality and/or the Department Environmental Resources shall accompany the Land Development Plan or Sketch. As a minimum, the Land Development Plan and/or Sketch Plan must contain the following information:

i. The name of the proposed subdivision or land development.

ii. North Arrow

iii. Graphics Scale

iv. Day, month, year plan prepared and/or revised.

v. Name and address of developer
vi. Name and address of individual or firm preparing the plan.

vii. Key map showing location of proposed subdivision and land development.

viii. Total acreage of property

ix. Location and widths of rights-of-way and cartways.

x. The layout of each lot.

xi. Utility, drainage and other easements.

xii. Point of connection to existing water and/or wastewater system.

xiii. Preliminary layout of proposed water and/or wastewater facilities.

2) Service Approval

. Following planning approval by the Township of the Developer’s Land Development/Sketch Plan, the Developer shall make a formal

. request to the Authority for water and/or wastewater service to the project or subdivision. The Request for Service shall contain, as a minimum, three (3) copies of the final Land Development Plan and/or subdivision plan as approved by the Municipality which plan shall contain, as a minimum, all of the information required under Section 1.06(A) subparagraph (1)(a) above.

b. The Developer or his Engineer shall provide the Authority with a copy of the Department of Environmental Resources’ approval of the Sewage Facility Planning Modules.

c. Based upon the information presented by the Developer in his Request for Service, the Authority shall make a determination whether an application for a ‘Special Permit for the Discharge of Non-Domestic Wastewater’ must be submitted to the Authority with respect to service to any one individual or all the lots contained in the Subdivision Plan or Land Development Plan. It is the intent herein to ascertain at this time whether wastewater which is proposed for discharge to the wastewater system will require pretreatment to be provided by the Owner/Developer of the subdivision and/or lot within that subdivision before discharge to the wastewater is permitted.

d. Based upon the content of the Request for Service submitted to the Authority and the review thereof, the Authority will either approve the Request for Service or will make recommendations which will indicate what action must be taken by the Developer prior to the Request for Service being approved. If additional information is required from the Developer, he will be so notified.

e. The Authority’s approval of the Request for Service shall not constitute approval of the final design of the water and/or wastewater system required for service to the proposed subdivision or Land Development Plan.

3) Final Design Approval

. The Developer and/or his Engineer shall present to the Authority a design of water and/or wastewater system required to provide service to the subdivision or project which it to be developed. The Developer is referred to 2.0 – Plans and Specifications for requirements of the final design when submitting to the Authority for review and approval.

. The Developer shall present to the Authority for its consideration a fully executed (in triplicate) Water and/or Wastewater Extension Agreement as contained in Appendices A, attached hereto.

. Based upon the content of the submittal for final design approval, the Authority will either approve the submission or make recommendations which will indicate what action must be taken by the Developer prior to the Developer receiving approval of final design of the extension to the water and/or wastewater system. If additional information is required, the Developer shall be so notified.
. In the event a Water Quality Management Permit and/or Water Supply Permit must be issued by the Department of Environmental Protection, the Developer shall submit along with the request for final design approval the appropriate application mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection in triplicate accompanied by the requisite fee as mandated by the Department. Following approval of the final design, the Authority shall submit the application for a Water Quality Management Permit to the Department of Environmental Protection.

. Construction of the water and/or wastewater systems may not commence until the required permits have been issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection and other associated agencies, and the Authority has approved.

4) Procedures for Obtaining Approval to Construct and Use Water and/or Wastewater Mains

a. The Developer and/or his Engineer shall present to the Authority for review and approval record drawings, prepared and certified by the Engineer, of the extension constructed to the collection system owned by the Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority. At the time the record drawings are presented for review and approval, the Developer shall convey to the Authority by a Deed of Dedication the extensions as detailed in the Extension Agreement. The requirements for record drawings are contained in § 2.04 herein. No extension constructed by the Developer will be accepted and approved for use until such time as record drawings have been approved, all fees have been paid to the Authority and/or the Authority’s representative, and the Deed of Dedication has been offered to the Authority.

b. The Developer shall pay all fees, premiums, royalties, etc., necessary for the construction as well as for the process of applications for the proposed project, including the Authority’s Engineer fees incurred in reviewing construction drawings. Where required, the Developer shall have his Engineer prepare the application for a Water Quality Management Permit to be issued by the Department of Environmental Protection. In the event an application is prepared for submission to the Department of Environmental Protection, it shall be prepared in the name of the Authority together with all required modules. These documents shall be delivered to the Authority in triplicate for review by the Authority and the Authority’s Consulting Engineer. The Consultant, after review and approval of the permit application, modules and other documents, together with the necessary plans shall provide his approval to the Authority in writing before documentation is submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection.
The Developer shall pay all premiums for bonds even if the Authority must obtain a bond prior to the commencement of construction. The Developer shall provide the necessary blasting bond if such is required by the Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation.

The Developer is also responsible for the following permits and approvals and any associated fees.

i. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Highway Occupancy Permit and Maintenance Bond
ii. Township/Borough Road or Street Occupancy Permit
iii. Stream Encroachment Permit
iv. Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Approval
v. Earth Disturbance Permit
vi Any other Permits required by any Agency

If so required by the Authority, the Developer shall obtain the Permits in the name of the Authority.

The Developer shall pay the Authority for all costs of inspection of the construction of extensions to the water and/or wastewater systems. The Authority reserves the right to have an inspector present during all water/wastewater construction activities, at the expense of the Developer. A pre-construction conference shall be held at which time the estimated fee for inspection shall be determined. The fee shall be advanced to the Authority or its representative prior to the initiation of construction.

1.07 BOND AND MAINTENANCE

The Developer shall post a bond in accordance with the requirements of the Authority which bond shall cover the cost of construction of the water and/or wastewater facilities shown on the plans as approved by the Authority. The bond shall remain in place until all costs/fees have been paid, as-built drawings have been approved and the Authority has accepted ownership. Upon acceptance of ownership, a maintenance bond for those facilities for a period of two (2) years in the amount of 15% of construction is required. The bonds shall be posted concurrently with the bonds for other public improvements related to the project and shall be in an amount approved by the Township and/or the Authority.

If blasting is to be performed, a blasting bond, in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation requirements shall be posted by the Authority, but the cost of said bond shall be borne by the Developer or his Contractor.

The Developer shall maintain all water and wastewater appurtenances and related paving items associated with the project, and shall correct all defects in workmanship and materials, including settlement of backfill, for a period of two (2) years from the date of acceptance of the wastewater collection facilities by the Authority.
When repairs or replacements are required, the Authority will notify the Developer in writing advising him of the extent of the work. Within seven (7) days thereafter, the Developer shall begin to perform the necessary work and carry it through expeditiously until it is completed. If the Developer delays beyond the seven (7) days from the date of said notice, the Authority will institute action under the bond to have the work done by outside forces and charge same against the Surety on the bond.

1.08 INDEMNIFICATION AND INSURANCE

The Developer and/or Contractor shall indemnify and hold harmless the Authority and the Authority’s Consultant and their agents and employees from and against all third party liability.

The Developer and/or Contractor shall obtain an Owner’s and Engineer’s Protective Liability Insurance Policy with the Authority named as the Insuree on said policy.

The Authority’s Consultant shall be named as an additional insured under the policy, the minimum amount of the policy shall be $1,000,000.

The Developer shall instruct his Contractor to carry the following types of insurance plus whatever special types of insurance are required by the Authority and/or Township.

Workmen’s Compensation
Contractor’s Public Liability and Property Damage
Vehicle Liability
Scope of Insurance and Special Hazards
Builder’s Risk Insurance
Blasting Insurance

All subcontractors shall be required by the prime contractor to carry all required insurances enumerated herein.

Prior to the start of the construction (at the initial pre-construction conference), the Developer shall furnish to the Authority a Certificate of Insurance certifying that the Contractor (and all subcontractors) have taken out and is maintaining the qWs of insurance required by the Authority. The Owner’s and Engineer’s Protective Liability Policy shall be presented to the Authority at the pre-construction conference. Each certificate shall contain substantially the following statement: ‘the insurance covered by this certificate shall not be canceled or materially altered except after thirty (30) days written notice has been provided to the Authority.”

1.09 WORKMANSHIP AND MATERIALS
It is the intent of the Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority to require all water and/or wastewater construction which is undertaken under the auspices of this policy by a Developer to meet the specifications herein, and to require the Developer to adhere strictly to those requirements. The intent of the Specifications is to define the quality and character of the workmanship and materials necessary to meet the requirements of the Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority.

1.10 ACT 172 – NOTIFICATION OF UTILITY COMPANIES
The Developer is hereby advised of his obligation under Act 172 to contact all utility companies who maintain underground utilities in the project area. The Authority will not assume any responsibility for the failure of the Developer to fulfill his requirements and obligations under Act 172.

1.11 TAMPERING OF AND DAMAGE TO EXISTING LINES
The Developer and/or Contractor shall not disturb or alter the existing system in any way (including the closing/opening of valves) without the designated representative of the Authority being present. At least a 48 hour notification will be required for all such work. The Developer and/or Contractor will be assessed the cost of any damage, loss of service and/or use of water caused by non-coordination with the Authority. In addition, Developer will be fined $1000.00 per occurrence.
In the event that the Developer and/or Contractor damage a waterline during construction, the responsible party shall reimburse the Authority for any lost water at the current residential rate. The volume of any such lost water shall be estimated as the difference between the total water usage on the day of the break and the average daily water usage of the past seven days.

1.12 TESTING AND DISINFECTING
All testing including disinfection, pressure/leakage and flushing is to be performed by the Developer and/or Contractor with the designated representative of the Authority being present. Only the Authority’s certified Operator will open the valves. Sampling must be verified by the Authority’s designated representative. At least a 48 hour notification will be required for all such work. In addition, Developer will be fined $1000.00 for each occurrence of non-compliance. All costs, including Authority and Engineers, associated with these tests and metered water use will be borne by the Developer.

2.0 PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS

2.01 SUBMISSION TO AUTHORITY FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL
. The Developer and/or his Engineer shall submit three (3) complete sets of Plans and Specifications of the proposed water and/or wastewater construction project for review and approval by the Authority and the Authority’s Consultant. One (1) marked or approved set will be returned to the Developer after review by the Authority. Plans shall be prepared by a Professional Engineer, registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and shall bear the original impression seal and signature of the Engineer who prepared the Plans on the front cover of each set of plans.
B. After design plans and specifications have been approved by the Authority, the Developer shall provide the Authority with two (2) sets of Plans and Specifications for its use, prior to the start of construction.
C. In addition to the Plans and Specifications above, the Developer shall provide two (2) sets of any other plans, catalog cuts and specifications, as might be furnished for his project by a material or equipment manufacturer, whether it be a material, installation or maintenance specification.
2.02 MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR DESIGN
A. Reference is made to the Minimum Standards for Construction Drawings contained herein and § 1.02 for design standards not specified below. Reference is also made to the Sewerage Manual published by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of Water Quality Management, latest edition. In the event these specifications require stricter standards than the Sewerage Manual promulgated by the Commonwealth, these specifications take precedence.

B. No mainline sewer pipe shall be less that eight inches (8′) in diameter with the exception of service laterals which shall be four inches (4) in diameter.
1. The following are the minimum slopes which shall be provided:

Pipe Size (inches) Minimum Slope in Feet per 100 Feet

8 0.50
10 0.34
12 0.27
14 0.22
15 0.19
16 0.18
18 0.15

For larger sizes, contact the Authority.
2. The maximum distance between manholes shall be four hundred feet (400’). A manhole shall be provided at every change in horizontal and/or vertical alignment.
3. When required by the Authority, any Developer desiring to discharge non-domestic wastewater to the sanitary sewer shall install a suitable control manhole or manholes on each connecting sewer or sewers (or each lateral connection) to facilitate observation, sampling, and measurement of the flow of non-domestic wastewater. At the discretion of the Authority the Developer must plumb his building so as to separate domestic and non-domestic wastewater.

Such control manhole or manholes shall be accessible and safely located and shall be constructed in accordance with the plans approved by the Authority. The manhole or manholes shall be installed by the Developer at his expense and shall be maintained by the Developer so as to be safe and accessible to the Authority or its authorized representatives at all times.
4. Connections shall be installed while the wastewater main extension is being constructed.
5. Observation ports shall be installed at the property line of each lot to be served. If the main line runs through the property being served, the observation port shall be installed within the easement area.

C. Water mains shall be a minimum of eight inches (8″) in diameter with the exception of non-fire flow lines which may be four inches (4″). Service Lines/Connections shall be a minimum 3/4″. All water mains shall be Ductile Iron with the exception of two inch (2”) mains. The two inch (2”) lines are to have tracer wire with plastic wire ties. Two inch (2”) mains may be adequate in certain situations and must be approved by the Authority on a case-by-case basis.

1. Dead-ends are to be avoided. Blowoff assemblies are required where they cannot be avoided. High points within the system should be minimized.
2. Combination air valve assemblies are required at high points.
3. Maximum distance of any portion of a building to a fire hydrant shall be 600 feet.
4. Connections shall be installed while the water main extension is being constructed.
5. Dwellings shall be provided with a minimum 20 psi of pressure at the highest occupied floor elevation.
6. Dwellings with pressures over 80 psi shall be protected with pressure reducing valves.

2.03 STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS

A. The plans for construction shall include the following:
1. A cover sheet which details the name of the project for which the plans have been prepared. On the cover sheet, the Engineer’s name shall be shown together with the name of the Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority which will own the system(s). The name of the Township in which the project is located shall be shown. Blair County, Pennsylvania should also be shown on the drawings. The date the drawing was prepared shall be shown. A key map showing the location of the project shall be shown on the cover sheet. An extract from a USGS map may be used for the key map with the area of project defined on the key map. In addition, during the generation of record drawings, the front cover shall definitively state that the drawings depict the record condition of the water and wastewater facilities. Also on the front cover of the record drawings, the required certification from the design engineer that the facilities have been constructed in accordance with the design and the rules and regulations of the Authority together with the Department of Environmental Protection shall be shown. If any changes have been authorized during construction, the changes shall be listed underneath the 1. certificate. The front cover of each set of drawings shall bear the Engineer’s original impressed seal and signature.
2. The second sheet of the folio of drawings shall be the table of contents with the contents of each page definitively shown. The Engineer’s standard table showing changes shall be shown. Each subsequent page in the folio of drawings shall contain the name of the project, the name of the engineer, and the name of the Authority. If the drawings are record the word ‘Record’ shall appear.3. The third sheet in each set of drawings shall be a general plan of the entire project showing the locations of all lots (if appropriate) and the location of sanitary sewers in streets and rights-of-way (graphically correct) together with lot numbers, roads, streets, etc. The scale shall be such that the majority of the sheet is used to depict the project.
4. The plans shall be at a scale of 1 inch = 50 feet. In congested areas a scale of 1 inch = 20 feet may be used with prior approval from the Authority. Uniform sheet size shall be 24″ x 36″. A profile of the existing ground and proposed surface over the water and/or wastewater mains shall be shown. The profile shall be drawn at a horizontal scale of 1 inch = 50 feet and a vertical scale of 1 inch = 5 feet.

5. Plan and Profile: The following items shall be included thereon:
a. Location of each existing or proposed building with elevation of the existing or proposed basement (elevation for wastewater only) (Plan View).
b. Sewer ties to existing permanent and semi-permanent features (Plan View).
c. Top elevations of manholes and fire hydrants (Profile View).
d. Manhole numbers corresponding to those on Index Map (Plan View and Profile View).
e. Distance between manholes (Profile View).
f. Grade of proposed wastewater main (Profile View).
g. Size of proposed water and/or wastewater mains (Profile View).
h. Location, size and elevation of all existing and proposed underground utilities (Plan View and Profile View).
i. Air valve assemblies and blowoffs (Plan and Profile Views).
6. Inverts of sewers at manholes (in and out) and manhole top elevations shall be shown. The datum shall be that of the Authority’s system.
7. Structures to be served shall be located in plan and profile with the basement and first floor elevations clearly indicated. It is the policy of the Authority to provide wastewater service the basements of all structures within its service area unless basement service proves unfeasible. The Authority shall be the sole judge as to whether basement service may be eliminated. Structures shall have a minimum of 20 psi water pressure at the highest floor elevation of the structure.
8. Proposed connections shall be shown. A wastewater lateral and water service shall be constructed to each lot within a subdivision.
9. A North arrow and flow direction of all sewers shall be shown on each sheet. Plans for construction are expected to be completed using straight edges and standard drawing templates for letters, numbers and symbols.

2.04 MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR RECORD DRAWINGS

A. The Developer shall furnish to the Authority a set of reproducible mylar Record drawings and two (2) sets of Record prints of all facilities for which Authority acceptance is being requested. The Record drawings are to show the system as installed with all revisions. Manholes, wyes, laterals, fire hydrants, valves, blowoffs and air valves are to be correctly stationed with respect to center line of manholes with depth, length of laterals, service lines and invert elevation at the end of the lateral service noted. Pipe material and angles of sewers at the manholes shall be shown. A 2″ x 4″ pressure treated post is to be placed at the end of the lateral and shall extend from the invert of the lateral to a minimum of three (3) feet above the ground. The top of the post shall be painted with wastewater green for at least a distance of 12″ from the top of the post. The total distance from the top of the post to the invert of the lateral shall be indicated on the Record drawings at the proper center line station either left or right.
The Record drawings shall contain thereon the same information required for the design drawings corrected to Record conditions and shall include the locations of all streets and utilities (both main lines and laterals) that parallel or cross the installed water and/or wastewater mains. The location of the lateral end, shown in the plan view, shall be graphically correct with respect to property corners, manholes, utility poles, etc. Each drawing shall be marked ‘Record’ and dated.

B. The Developer and Engineer are advised that since the Record drawings become the property of the Authority and an official part of their public records, the Authority expects nothing less than the most professional engineering and drafting work.

C. All Record drawings are expected to be completed utilizing straight edges and standard drawing templates for letters, numbers and symbols. No freehand lettering or numbering will be permitted.

D. The reproducible mylars of the Record drawings are to bear a seal of a Registered Professional Engineer, registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The registered professional engineer shall certify that the Record information is true and correct. The mylar Record drawings shall be signed and dated by the Registered Professional Engineer.

E. In the event more than one Engineer is retained by the Developer over a period of time to produce Record Drawings on a piece-meal basis, it will be the responsibility of the Developer when all facilities have been constructed to retain one Engineer to produce a complete set of drawings showing Record conditions of all appurtenances.

2.05 PLANS TO CONTRACT0R

A. A sufficient number of Plans and Specifications shall be made available by the Developer to the Contractor or Contractors performing the work.

3.0 SCOPE OF WORK

3.1 GENERAL

A. The work included in the proposed water and/or wastewater construction shall be defined in detail and be complete in scope so that in no way shall the Authority be held responsible for any interconnection work or maintenance of roadway paving after final inspection and acceptance of the work.

B. The Developer or the Contractor under the construction contract with the Developer, if such is the case, shall furnish all plant, materials, equipment supplies, labor, transportation, fuel power, water and air necessary to complete and test the work properly in accordance with the Specifications and Plans.

C. The work shall be complete and all the work, materials, and services not expressly called for in the Specifications or not shown on the Plans, which are necessary and required for the proper construction and operation of all items of work and equipment specified and shown, shall be performed, furnished and installed to the satisfaction of all regulatory agencies and governing bodies and the Authority.

3.2 QUANTITIES AND AMOUNTS OF WORK

A. For purposes of establishing a book value of the water and/or wastewater system of the Authority, copies of all lump sum and unit prices given to the Developer by the Contractor (Contractor’s proposal to complete the work) shall be given to the Authority.

B. Field changes in the work requiring more or less of the items for which prices are stipulated in the Proposal, may be made upon written approval of the Authority. The ‘scope of work’ must remain such that the Developer provides a complete, operational system.

C. Records of final (Record) quantities along with lump sum or unit price tabulations shall be given to the Authority.

3.3 CONTRACT0R TO CHECK PLANS AND DATA

A. The Contractor is required to check all dimensions and quantities on the Plans or Schedules given to him by the Developer’s Engineer, and the Contractor shall notify the Engineer or Developer of all errors, omissions, conflicts, and discrepancies found therein. Contractor will not be allowed to take advantage of any error or omission in these Specifications, as full instructions shall be furnished to the Developer by the Authority should such errors or omissions be discovered, and the Developer shall carry out such instructions as if originally specified. Figures marked on the Plans shall, in general, be followed in preference to scale measurements. In all cases where dimensions are governed by conditions already established, the Contractor shall depend entirely on measurements by himself. As a condition of overall approval and acceptance by the Authority, the Developer must agree to save harmless the Authority from any damage resulting from errors or omissions.

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