Backflow Preventer Device Design Data Sheet
A backflow preventer is a device that’s installed on your home’s water pipes that allows water to flow in one direction but never in the opposite direction. Its sole job is to prevent drinking water from being contaminated due to backflow.
General Service Application
After the site plan is approved and signed by the Chief Engineer or his designee, a General Service Application (GSA) must be completed by the owner of the property, or the owner's agent, prior to the initiation of the approved work.
Sewer Abatement Application
Sewer abatements allow a separate meter, approved by BWSC, to be placed on the property to register water not entering BWSC's sewer system. To learn more visit the Sewer Abatement page.
The following items must be completed and submitted to BWSC by the legal title holder of property prior to any Sewer Charge Abatement Approval:
- Sewer Abatement Program Application/Drawing Sheet
- Data Design Sheet
- Sketch Sheet
- MTU Receipt Number
Cross Connection Inspection
Industrial Stormwater Inspection
Industrial stormwater inspections are scheduled to be conducted bi-annually. The inspections are required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the prevention of pollution to rivers, lakes, streams, and oceans.
This is the Industrial Facility Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program Inspection Fee Schedule.
|Industrial Facility Type||Cost|
|Major Industry Initial Inspection||$260.00|
|Major Industry Bi-annual Inspection||$225.00|
|Major Industry Certificate of No Exposure||$115.00|
|Minor Industry/Business Initial Inspection||$150.00|
|Minor Industry/ Business Bi-annual Inspection||$150.00|
|Minor Industry/Business Certificate of No Exposure||$75.00|
Major Industry = 1 Acre or greater
Minor Industry/Business = Less than 1 Acre
Water & Sewer Construction Inspection
A daily fee is assessed while providing water and sewer inspection services on construction projects of one or more day's duration.
Special Service Fees
Water or Sewer Pipe Inspection
Inspections that take place during regular work hours will be charged $259.00. Inspections done outside regularly scheduled work hours (overtime) will be charged $306.00. Inspections done on Sundays or holidays will be charged $353.00 per connection or disconnection.
Special Service Fees
Dewatering Discharge Permits
Hydrant Meter Permits
BWSC Hydrant Meters Permits are available for construction purposes.
A $750.00 deposit is required for the meter/permit.
All applicable fees will be deducted from the deposit:
- The rental charge for a 90-day period is $100.00
- Water usage is additional
- If the water returns to the sewer system, there is also a sewer charge
*Additional charges may apply
BWSC’s meter must be returned to BWSC at the end of the 90-day period for reading and billing purposes. If the customer requires extended use of the hydrant meter, a new permit can be issued for an additional 90 days with an additional $750.00 deposit.
To obtain a Hydrant Meter Permit or for more information, please contact Metering at 617-989-7138.