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Standard Notes for Residential Projects

The design, construction and installation shall be in accordance with this plan and generally accepted standards in effect at the time of construction which include:

  • “Appendix 75-A, Waste Treatment - Individual Household Systems, New York State Sanitary Code.”
  • “Waste Treatment Handbook, Individual Household Systems, New York State Department of Health.”
  • “Rural Water Supply, New York State Department of Health.”
  • “Planning the Subdivision as Part of the Total Environment, New York State Department of Health.”
  • “New York State Department of Health and Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health policies, procedures and standards.”
  • “Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health Sanitary Code, Article XI and Article XIX.”
  • “Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health Certificate of Approval letter.”

This plan is approved as meeting the appropriate and applied technical standards, guidelines, policies and procedures for arrangement of sewage disposal and treatment and water supply facilities; and, as a condition of this approval, a construction inspection by a representative of the Dutchess County Health Department shall be done to determine that construction at the time of inspection was completed in general conformance with the approved plans and any amendment thereof.

Approval of any plan(s) or amendment thereto shall be valid for a period of five (5) years from the date of approval. Following the expiration of said approval, the plan(s) shall be re-submitted to the Commissioner of Health for consideration for re-approval. Re-submission or revised submission of plans and/or associated documents shall be subject to compliance with the technical standards, guidelines, policies and procedures in effect at the time of the re-submission.

The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health shall be contacted prior to the commencement of the home construction and/or issuance of a building permit for a pre-construction inspection to ensure that the arrangements for water supply and sewage disposal are commenced in accordance with the approved plans and amendments thereto and generally accepted standards.

All wells and SDS existing or approved within 200 feet of the proposed wells and SDS are shown on this plan along with any other environmental hazards in the area that may affect the design and functional ability of the SDS and well.

All proposed wells and service lines on this plan are accessible for installation and placement.

There shall be no vehicular traffic over the sewage disposal system.  Prior to construction, the area of the system shall be staked out and fenced off.

Sewage disposal systems shall not be installed in wet or frozen soil.

All required Erosion & Sediment Control and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Water Quality & Quantity Control structures, permanent and temporary, are shown on the plans.

The undersigned owners of the property hereon state that they are familiar with this map, its contents and its legends and hereby consent to all said terms and conditions as stated hereon.

- Additional Notes for Residential Projects with Central Utilities -

That, no buildings are to be occupied and the new water system shall not be placed into service, until a "Completed Works Approval" is issued under section 5-1.22(d) of Part 5 of the New York State Sanitary Code (10NYCRR5).

That, no buildings are to be occupied and the new wastewater collection system shall not be placed into service until, a "Certificate of Construction Compliance" is issued under section 19.7 of Article 19 of the Dutchess County Sanitary Code.

- Additional Notes for Fill Sections -

Septic Fill Specification: Sand and gravel fill, with a stabilized percolation rate which is less than or equivalent to the percolation rate of the virgin soil, and no more than 15 minutes per inch shall be used.

The design engineer shall certify in writing that the fill material is in the proper location, of the proper quantity and dimensions, and of proper quality. Proper quality must be demonstrated by stabilized percolation tests, the results of which shall be submitted with the engineer’s certification.

- Additional Note for Retaining Walls and/or Slope Stabilization -

The retaining wall/slope stabilization is an integral part of the sewage disposal system approval and must be constructed prior to use of the sewage disposal system.

The retaining wall/slope stabilization details shown on these plans are not certified for structural integrity by the Dutchess County Health Department.

The retaining wall/slope stabilization design associated with the sewage disposal system shall be constructed as shown on the approved plans and shall be certified as complete by a NYS Licensed Professional Engineer to the Dutchess County Health Department upon completion. No permission to use the sewage disposal facilities shall be granted until such time as the certification is submitted to and is accepted by the Dutchess County Health Department.

- For Maps which Require Test Wells -

ADVISORY: Although information has been submitted and/or test wells have been drilled to aid in demonstrating the adequacy (quality and quantity) of the water supply, this does not constitute a guarantee that an adequate water supply is available for each and every lot.

- For Maps with Existing Houses and Septic Systems -

THAT the existing sewerage disposal system and/or water supply was installed prior to the date of this approval and therefore this approval shall not be construed to mean that the functional ability or adequacy of the sewerage disposal system and/or water supply on lot(s) #___ has been approved or accepted.

THAT any construction of a sewerage disposal system and/or water supply on an area of an existing lot(s) which is not existing at the time of this approval but was approved as part of this approval shall be inspected and approved by the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health prior to use.

Standard Notes for Non Residential Sewage

The design, construction and installation shall be in accordance with this plan and generally accepted standards in effect at the time of construction which include:

“Design Standards for Wastewater Treatment Works, Intermediate Sized  Sewerage Facilities”

“Recommended Standards for Sewage Treatment Works, (Ten States).”

“New York State Department of Health and Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health policies, procedures and standards.”

“Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health Sanitary Code, Article XI and Article XIX.”

“Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health Certificate of Approval letter.”

This plan is approved as meeting the appropriate and applied technical standards, guidelines, policies and procedures for arrangement of sewage disposal and treatment and water supply facilities.

Upon completion of the facilities, the finished works shall be inspected, tested, and certified complete to the Dutchess County Health Department by the New York State licensed Professional Engineer supervising construction. No part of the facilities shall be placed into service until accepted by the Dutchess County Health Department.

Approval of any plan(s) or amendment thereto shall be valid for a period of five (5) years from the date of approval. Following the expiration of said approval, the plan(s) shall be re-submitted to the Commissioner of Health for consideration for re-approval. Re-submission or revised submission of plans and/or associated documents shall be subject to compliance with the technical standards, guidelines, policies and procedures in effect at the time of the re-submission.

All wells and SDS existing or approved within 200 feet of the proposed wells and SDS are shown on this plan along with any other environmental hazards in the area that may affect the design and functional ability of the SDS and well.

No footing or roof drains shall be discharged into the sewage treatment system or within 25 feet of any well.

There shall be no vehicular traffic over the sewage disposal system. Prior to construction, the area of the system shall be staked out and fenced off.

Sewage disposal systems shall not be installed in wet or frozen soil.

All required Erosion & Sediment Control and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Water Quality & Quantity Control structures, permanent and temporary, are shown on the plans.

The DCDOH shall be notified prior to the backfilling of any completed SDS so that a final inspection may be performed.

The DCDOH shall be notified sixty days prior to any change in use; use changes may require reapproval by the DCDOH.

The undersigned owners of the property hereon state that they are familiar with this map, its contents and its legends and hereby consent to all said terms and conditions as stated hereon.

- Additional Note For Commercial Projects -

Sewage disposal system is designed for sanitary sewage only.  No wastes from restaurants, taverns, diners, pizzerias, food service establishments, bakeries, doctor's offices, dentists, hair dressers, salons, beauty parlors, dry cleaners, laundromats, laundries, photofinishers, metal platers, or any other process wastes are allowed.

Standard Notes for Water Systems

The design, construction and installation shall be in accordance with this plan and generally accepted standards in effect at the time of construction which include:


  • “Recommended Standards for Water Works (Ten States)”
  • “Rural Water Supply, New York State Department of Health.”
  • “New York State Department of Health and Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health policies, procedures and standards.”
  • “Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health Sanitary Code, Article XI and Article V.”
  • “Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health Certificate of Approval letter.”

This plan is approved as meeting the appropriate and applied technical standards, guidelines, policies and procedures for arrangement of sewage disposal and treatment and water supply facilities.

Upon completion of the facilities, the finished works shall be inspected, tested, and certified complete to the Dutchess County Health Department by the New York State licensed Professional Engineer supervising construction. No part of the facilities shall be placed into service until accepted by the Dutchess County Health Department.

Approval of any plan(s) or amendment thereto shall be valid for a period of five (5) years from the date of approval. Following the expiration of said approval, the plan(s) shall be re-submitted to the Commissioner of Health for consideration for re-approval. Re-submission or revised submission of plans and/or associated documents shall be subject to compliance with the technical standards, guidelines, policies and procedures in effect at the time of the re-submission.

All wells and SDS existing or approved within 200 feet of the proposed wells and SDS are shown on this plan along with any other environmental hazards in the area that may affect the design and functional ability of the SDS and well.

The undersigned owners of the property hereon state that they are familiar with this map, its contents and its legends and hereby consent to all said terms and conditions as stated hereon.

- Additional Notes for Distribution Systems -

All service lines are the responsibility of the homeowner up to the property line. The water company shall be responsible for all valves and pipes which are not on the homeowner's property.

Standard Notes for Pools

The design, construction and installation shall be in accordance with this plan and generally accepted standards in effect at the time of construction which include:


  • “The New York State Sanitary Code, Part 6: Subpart 6-1, Swimming Pools.”
  • “Certificate of Approval of the Plans for the Construction or Renovation of a Swimming Pool.”
  • “Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health Sanitary Code, Article VI.”
  • “New York State Department of Health and Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health policies, procedures and standards.”
  • “New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, 9 NYCRR, Subtitle S, Chapter 1.”

Approval of any plan(s) or amendment thereto shall be valid for a period of five (5) years from the date of approval. Following the expiration of said approval, the plan(s) shall be re-submitted to the Commissioner of Health for consideration for re-approval. Re-submission or revised submission of plans and/or associated documents shall be subject to compliance with the technical standards, guidelines, policies and procedures in effect at the time of the re-submission.

The construction or renovation of the pool shall be under the supervision of a New York State licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect. The licensed professional shall submit a Construction Compliance Certificate to the Dutchess County Health Department stating that the construction or renovation was completed in conformance with the approved plans, reports, and specifications.

Any changes in these plans shall receive prior written approval from the Dutchess County Health Department.

The DCDOH shall be notified 48 hours prior to construction, and upon completion of construction, so inspections can be conducted.

All electrical wiring shall conform to the latest edition of the National Electrical Code and applicable State and Local Building Codes. Ground fault circuit interrupters shall be provided for lighting and other electrical circuits in the pool area. A Certificate of Electrical Compliance issued by the NY Board of Fire Underwriters shall be obtained for any new or modified electrical systems.

The licensed design professional certifies the structural stability and safety of the pool during full and empty conditions.

Prior to a Permit to Operate being granted two copies of the Operation and Maintenance Manual must be delivered to Dutchess County Health Department and two copies must be delivered to the owner.

The pool shall not be operated until an Operating Permit has been issued by the Dutchess County Health Department.

The undersigned owners of the property hereon state that they are familiar with this map, its contents and its legends and hereby consent to all said terms and conditions as stated hereon.

Standard Note for Permission to File

This plan does not constitute a Realty Subdivision as defined by Article XI, Title II, Section 1115 of the Public Health Law of the State of New York, and Article XI of the Dutchess County Sanitary Code. Permission is hereby granted for the filing of this map with the Clerk of Dutchess County. Approval for arrangements for water supply and/or sewage disposal is neither sought nor granted.

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Authorized Representative of the Commissioner of Health                  Date

 

 

A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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