16.08.070 – Public utilities

  1. Oversizing of Utilities
    All public utilities shall be designed and located in a manner to serve all of the proposed development and any future development of the subject property or adjacent properties.  If the City determines that over-sized water mains or any related appurtenances will be required to adequately service the proposed subdivision or development and future adjacent subdivision or development, it may require such over sizing, and all related appurtenances.
  2. Electric General Requirements
    1. Electric service lines shall be of adequate size to serve the entire proposed development.
    2. Electric plans and installations, including all appurtenances thereto, shall conform to the standards and specifications established by the St. Charles Municipal Electric Utility and as set forth in the Engineering Design and Inspection Policy Manual.
    3. Electric facilities and lines shall be installed to serve all properties in the subdivision.
    4. The layout of all electric utilities shall comply with the City’s system-wide plans for location and size.  
  3. Sanitary Sewers General Requirements
    1. Sewers shall be of adequate size to serve the entire proposed development.
    2. All sanitary sewer plans and installations, including all appurtenances thereto, shall conform to the standards and specifications set forth in the Engineering Design and Inspection Policy Manual.
    3. Sanitary sewer lines shall be installed to serve all properties in the subdivision.
    4. Main sewers shall be of adequate size to serve the entire subdivision, or the maximum capacity of any proposed lift station, whichever is greater.
    5. The layout of trunk sewer lines shall comply with the City’s system-wide plans for location and size.  
    6. Sanitary sewer service laterals shall be provided for each lot, parcel, tract, or building. The lateral shall extend to the right-of-way line.
  4. Water Supply General Requirements
    1. All water main plans and installations, including all appurtenances thereto, shall conform to the standards and specifications of the City as set forth in the Engineering Design and Inspection Policy Manual.
    2. Water distribution facilities including all pipe, fittings, hydrants, valves, vaults, et cetera, shall be installed to serve all properties within the subdivision.
    3. The layout of main water lines shall comply with the City’s system-wide plans for location and size.  
    4. Water main pipe shall have a minimum diameter to satisfy fire flow requirements.
    5. Provisions shall be made to provide service connections for each lot, property, tract, or building, and each connection shall extend to the right-of-way line.
    6. Landscape plantings shall not interfere with operations and maintenance of water appurtenances. Trees shall not be planted within ten feet (10’) of all hydrants, valve vaults, or curb boxes. Bushes and shrubs shall be maintained five feet (5’) from water appurtenances. All other landscape plantings shall conform to the standards and specifications set forth in the Engineering Design and Inspection Policy Manual.
  5. Storm Sewer
    1. A complete storm drainage system including appropriate stormwater retention and detention facilities shall be constructed throughout the subdivision. The design of which shall comply with the standards established in Title 18, “Stormwater Management” of the St. Charles Municipal Code.  
    2. The stormwater drainage system shall be separate and independent of the sanitary sewer system.
    3. Surface water drainage patterns shall be shown for each and every individual lot and block and shall conform to the standards and specifications of the City as set forth in the Engineering Design and Inspection Policy Manual.
(2012-M-45: § 2)