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Technical Manual

Requirements and Specifications For Potable Water Facilities

Henderson Water Utility Henderson, Kentucky April 27, 2004

Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual

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TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 PAGE

INTRODUCTION .....................................................................................................1 PURPOSE ..................................................................................................................2 GENERAL CRITERIA .............................................................................................2 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................7 1.4.1 GENERAL 1.4.1.1 SCOPE ........................................................................................................ 10 1.4.1.2 DESIGNATION OF PARTIES .................................................................. 10 1.4.1.3 SAFETY ..................................................................................................... 10 1.4.1.4 PRODUCT DELIVERY, STORAGE & HANDELING............................ 10 1.4.1.5 COOPERATION ........................................................................................ 11 1.4.1.6 NOTIFICATION ........................................................................................ 11

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MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................ 11 1.5.1 PIPE 1.5.1.1 PVC PIPE.................................................................................................... 11 1.5.1.2 DUCTILE IRON PIPE ............................................................................... 12 1.5.2 FITTINGS............................................................................................................ 13 1.5.3 VALVES.............................................................................................................. 13 1.5.4 FIRE HYDRANTS AND FLUSH HYDRANTS ................................................ 16 1.5.5 CASING PIPE FOR BORE OR DITCH CROSSING......................................... 17

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EXECUTION........................................................................................................... 17 1.6.1 1.6.2 1.6.3 1.6.4 TRENCH EXCAVATION .................................................................................. 17 LAYING OF PIPE............................................................................................... 20 LOCATOR WIRE & TAPE ................................................................................ 27 FIELD QUALITY CONTROL............................................................................ 27

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WATER SERVICE LINE & METER SETTER SPECIFICATIONS..................... 30 1.7.1 PRODUCTS......................................................................................................... 30 1.7.2 EXECUTION....................................................................................................... 31 1.7.3 FIELD QUALITY CONTROL............................................................................ 31

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STANDARD DRAWINGS

Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual

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This document is a technical guide for the construction of new potable water facilities to serve existing and new development. The information contained herein outlines the policies, procedures, and technical requirements as approved by the Henderson Water and Sewer Commission. The intent is to establish uniform policies and procedures for the construction and acceptance of potable water facilities that will provide efficient, reliable service and are compatible with the existing potable water system. HWU and the Henderson Water and Sewer Commission reserve the right to add to these procedures as may be necessary in order to achieve the required service to its customers. The HWU Chief Engineer is responsible for working with developers and others subject to the procedures and specifications contained herein and may be contacted by telephone at (270) 826-2824. The System Operations office is located at 230 N. Alvasia Street, Henderson, KY 42420. Provision of Potable Water Facilities HWU reserves the right to design and construct all improvements to the potable water system for existing and new developments. HWU realizes that in certain instances it may be in the best interest of all concerned for HWU to allow others to design and construct potable water facilities that are to become part of HWU’s System. Before others are allowed to provide the construction of these facilities, the agreements specified herein must be properly executed, and all required licenses, permits, easements and rights of way obtained and copies provided to HWU, including recorded copies of all easements and rights of way. Water System Extensions The procedures in this manual will apply to extensions to furnish general water service to a prospective customer or group of prospective customers including new developments. The customer(s) being served are expected to pay the cost of the extension unless prior agreement has been made with HWU to share the cost. Any additions to the public potable water system made as a result of an agreement with HWU, shall become the property of HWU who reserves the right to further extend the lines or provide other facilities it deems necessary and the customer(s) would not qualify for any refund of the cost of the newly extended section. If a line extension is to be built on general road frontage or farmland, the extension will generally stop at a point just past the last point of service. However, in order that the right of way be available for future use, HWU will generally require that the customer grant a rightof-way over the entire frontage.

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the manual outlines the required calculations and design applicable to all potable water infrastructure. To responsibly regulate the potable water infrastructure.HWU may require developers or others requesting line extensions to pay the full cost of offsite improvements necessary to serve a development when the development benefits from the improvement or constructing the improvement is necessary to serve the development. a consistent quality of construction is necessary regardless of the entity financing and managing the construction. shall be a minimum and shall be manufactured and installed in Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual -2- 4/27/04 .3 GENERAL CRITERIA The following is a list of procedures to be followed by a developer or others who wish to design. this manual has been tailored to fit Henderson County and contains important provisions that are unique to this area. and industrial development. The purpose of this manual is to provide standards to assure quality in the design and construction of potable water infrastructure that becomes a part of that owned or regulated by the HWU by providing standard design criteria to the engineers who design the infrastructure. finance. and construct potable water system facilities line that will become a part of the HWU system. This manual draws heavily on technical information and design criteria used in numerous city and state manuals and is thus similar in may instances to those manuals. the HWU may ultimately become the owner of the potable water infrastructure constructed by private development. PVC pipe C-900 and C-905. The manual establishes uniformity in design assumptions and general methods of design. The manual also sets policy regarding design standards and specifications and provides for uniform interpretation of the specifications. commercial. 1. In many cases. 1. Finally. Pipe size and material shall be as determined by HWU consistent with state of the art engineering practices. The following is a list of minimum design criteria required of any water facility to be approved to connect to the HWU system. 1. Portions of the potable water infrastructure are constructed through the HWU capital improvements projects and portions are constructed through private residential. or cement lined ductile iron pipe. However.2 PURPOSE The regulated potable water in Henderson lies on both public and private property. Pressure Class 350. Design Criteria All designs shall comply with HWU’s Technical Manual for Potable Water Facilities. These procedures must be followed in order for the proposed potable water system facilities to be considered for acceptance and connection to the HWU system.

Poly-wrap is required for all ductile iron pipe installations. Where in HWU’s judgment the line may be extended in the future. The pipeline shall be installed on a level bottom with holes for the bells cut at each joint and bedded with select material. Valves to be located outside roadway unless approved by HWU. 3 valves shall be installed. In other situations. unless otherwise approved in writing by HWU. At line tee connections. Gate valves for lines smaller than 16” or butterfly valves for lines 16” and larger shall be spaced at a maximum of 600 feet. Air release valves shall be located at significant high points in the constructed facilities. Casing pipes shall be sized to accommodate the next higher diameter carrier pipe. 4. The casing pipe shall be placed a minimum of five (5) feet past the ditch or toe-ofslope or as required by the owner of the right-of-way being crossed. barrel). The maximum working pressure shall not be more than two thirds of the pressure rating of the pipe. 2. Hydrant valves shall be installed with a 6” tee installation and no other taps or services. the water main may be reduced to a 2-inch HDPE pipe around the head of the cul-de-sac. Gate or butterfly valves shall also be provided at all branch lines and at the tie-in to the existing line. A valve shall be installed at the end of every line followed by a full section of pipe and end cap unless otherwise approved in writing by HWU. The hydrant valve shall isolate the hydrant only. Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual -3- 4/27/04 . Higher-class pipe may be required as deemed necessary by HWU.accordance with the specifications contained herein. fire hydrants shall be installed on all dead-in lines in accordance with the specifications contained herein. Significant high point is considered to occur at a change in elevation of one pipe diameter or greater. HWU may allow the installation of flush hydrants (minimum 2 ½ inch outlet with 3-inch D. 8. Mechanical restraint retainer glands shall be used on all fittings in accordance with the specifications contained herein. Fire hydrants shall be installed not more than 600 feet apart. Where a water main dead ends at the end of a cul-de-sac and is deemed by HWU to not likely be extended in the future. 3.I. 5. 7. 6. Any 8-inch or smaller distribution piping located in areas served directly by the HWU North Water Treatment Plant without passing through a storage tank and any pipe larger than 8 inches shall be ductile iron pipe. All pipelines shall be a minimum of 8-inch diameter. Dead-end lines will not be allowed if HWU determines that connections can be made to loop the system.

16. petroleum storage tanks. however. having flexible watertight joints. and the valve closest to the supply source shall be supplied with a test point. or industrial lots. Ductile iron lines within a 200-foot radius of oil or gasoline lines. the developer shall install the water service line and appurtenances in accordance with the information contained herein. For ditch or waterway crossings less than 15 feet in width. The pipe shall be of special construction. Where the facilities are being constructed to serve residential. For residential lots a double meter box and hanger setting. the following shall generally be provided. shall be installed where possible. The construction drawings shall include a profile of the water line. Any over-dig required for boring operations or any other reason shall be backfilled with #9 stone up to and including bedding for pipe. At all crossings. 11. commercial.9. For ditch or waterway crossings 15 feet or greater in width. A sewer is defined as any conduit conveying fluids other than potable water. restrained joint gaskets shall be used on the ductile iron pipe. b. The distance shall be measured from the outside of each pipe wall. the valves shall be easily accessible. One-inch soft copper service line shall be installed for double meter settings and ¾” soft copper service line shall be installed for single meter settings. 10. Special structural support for the water and sewer pipes may be required. one full length of the water main pipe shall be located so both joints will be as far from the sewer as possible. underground storage tanks. 12. Valves shall be provided at both ends of water crossings so that the section can be isolated for testing or repair. the sewer main shall be constructed of ductile iron pipe with one full length of pipe centered on the water main. If a water line is to be laid beneath a sewer main. or pumping stations shall be constructed using pipe joint materials which are resistant to permeation of the petroleum products. Water mains shall be laid at least 10 feet horizontally from any existing or proposed sewer. 13. because of the variability in the different crossings each will be evaluated on a case by case basis: a. 14. Water lines crossing sewer mains shall have a vertical distance of 18 inches between the outside of the water main and the outside of the sewer. and not subject to flooding. 15. Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual -4- 4/27/04 . placed on the property line between the two lots. The results of water sample analyses from disinfection shall be distributed to Kentucky Division of Water and HWU.

21. 2. Easements for water and sewer lines running parallel shall be of sufficient width to maintain a minimum of 10 feet of separation between the adjacent edges of the water and sewer lines. Easements for water lines running parallel shall be of sufficient width to maintain a separation between the adjacent edges of the parallel sewer lines based on the formula (invert depth in feet/2) or 5 feet minimum. HWU will only accept fluted column or concrete composite elevated storage tanks unless it can be demonstrated that the life cycle costs of other types of tanks are less than fluted column or composite. 20. Easements wider than those described herein may be required at HWU’s discretion. Any new section of water line must be ready for use before disinfection is accomplished. Easements for water lines shall be a minimum of 12 feet in width. 19. The outer edge of the easement for single and parallel lines shall be a distance from the outside edge of the pipe(s) based on the formula (invert depth in feet/2) or 5 feet minimum. and booster pump stations will be designed in accordance with all applicable standards under separate contracts with the HWU. In no case shall any existing valve be operated by other than HWU personnel. Specific requirements for these improvements will be as directed by HWU based on the specific applications and in accordance with the HWU “Standard Specifications for Elevated Water Storage Tank”. chlorine boosters. Water lines installed on a slope greater than 20 degrees shall be approved on a case by case basis by HWU.17. Water mains shall be designed and built so that they generally run adjacent to. Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual -5- 4/27/04 . except for out buildings on residential lots. Water storage tanks. 18. Water lines shall be designed so that an individual meter can be installed to serve each building. Other 1. but outside of the road rights-of-way in dedicated utility easements.

Mueller or approved equal Stainless Steel Flanged Rated Working Pressure – 200 psi ASTM A126 Kennedy.53 Cement Mortar Lined with Bituminous Seal Coat Tyler. or approved equal DI (DUCTILE IRON) Class 350.MATERIALS CHECKLIST PIPE DI (DUCTILE IRON) Pressure Class 350. Griffen or approved equal Resilient Seat Rated Working Pressure – 200 psi Mechanical Joint. Clow. and Globe Valve Required APCO Model 200 or 200A or approved equal Resilient Seat AWWA C509 Rate Working Pressure – 200 psi Flanged x Mechanical Joint AWWA C550 Fusion Bonded Epoxy Coating Kennedy.250 Wall Thickness Neither Coated nor Wrapped Adjustable Cast Iron Covers Marked “Water” 4 ½” Inside Diameter Screw Type Tyler/Union or approved equal AWWA C502-80 Kennedy Model K81A Ductile Iron PVC Meg-a-lug (Ebaa Iron). Mechanical Joint AWWA/ANSI C153/A21. Dimension ratio DR 25 J-M Manufacturing Co. Dimension ratio DR 18 Pipe larger than 12” diameter 165psi Pressure Class. Mueller or approved equal ANSI/AWWA C512 Made from Non-Corrodible Materials Bronze Saddle. Corp Stop. Uniflange Wedge Action Retainer (Ford) or approved equal PVC PIPE FITTING GATE VALVE AIR RELEASE VALVE TAPPING VALVE TAPPING SLEEVE CASING VALVE BOXES FIRE HYDRANTS RETAINER GLANDS Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual -6- 4/27/04 . US Pipe or approved equal AWWA C900-81 and C905-81 Pipe 4” thru 12” diameter 150psi Pressure Class. AWWA/ANSI C151/A21. Ford or approved equal Steel AWWA C-200 Minimum 0. AWWA C509 Kennedy. Griffen.51 Cement Mortar Lined with Bituminous Seal Coat Clow.

And Map Index 1.1. Legend as follows: LEGEND Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual -7- 4/27/04 . 4. Legend. 2.4 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS General Notes. Sheet index. and telephone number of developer in lower right-hand corner of plans. Names of existing utilities and telephone numbers 3. Name of development. Vicinity map (highlighting proposed extension). 5. name. address.

and federal regulations pertaining to existing asbestos cement pipe. contractor shall have on hand all appropriate repair sleeves. shall be the responsibility of the general contractor. 4. e. etc. address. Soundings and hand excavation shall be necessary to avoid damaging existing lines. and telephone number of developer Name. i. Said work shall be coordinated with the property owner on whose land the meter is located. General notes as follows: The contractor is prohibited from excavating by KRS Chapter 367 until existing underground utilities have been located by properly notified utility companies. Contractor shall identify and contact all utilities per legal requirements. to quickly correct damage to all sizes and material of existing waterlines. Minimum 24” x 36” sheet. 3. address and telephone number of engineer Professional engineer seal and signature Sheet number Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual -8- 4/27/04 . d. All blacktop (BT) driveways shall be bored without casing. g. All meters over 85 psi shall have an individual pressure-reducing valve installed with tandem setter at meter. a. Phone numbers for known utilities in the area are shown on this sheet. b. h. if required. Prior to construction. All new temporary construction easements are 30’ wide centered on pipeline as shown. f. Contractor shall perform reconnection work. Utility locations are approximate and based on information provided by others. on the customer’s side of the meter under supervision of a licensed plumber.6. Contractor shall be responsible for maintenance of traffic in accordance with KYDOT requirements. Contractor shall comply with all local. Disrupted service periods shall be limited to mid-morning and midafternoon. Main line tie-ins and meter reconnections shall be coordinated and scheduled such that water service shall not be disrupted for more than two hours in a single twentyfour hour period. c. Existing water line locations shown hereon are approximate and based on as built drawings provided by owner. Contact Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Office for traffic control manuals. All new permanent water line easements are 12’ wide except as specified herein and noted. Water lines shall be disinfected in accordance with the specifications. state. 2. j. including obtaining required permits. All ductile iron pipe shall be in accordance with Part 2 – Products of the technical specifications. l. 6. Title block Name. Water Line Plan Sheet 1. however other utility companies may also have facilities in the project area. Compliance with all state and federal regulations. 5. k.

county or state) 11. Show waterline easements 12. Property owners.7.DWG HWU0014. Fire Hydrant Assembly (profile view) 2.DWG HWU0015.DWG HWU002. 1” Dual Meter Setting 9. Valve placement at tees (plan view) 6.DWG HWU0013. Date 10. Cross-reference the plan sheets at road intersections 22. and railroad crossings STANDARD DETAIL DRAWINGS Standard details must be included in the drawings if any of the items listed below are used: 1. Cased water line crossing Under roadway 15. deed book and page numbers of recorded plat 13.DWG HWU0011. North arrow 8. Accordion Gate Valve and Box (in street) 5. Test Connection Point 4. 5/8” to 1” Single Meter Setting 8.DWG HWU0010. creek. Show gate valves 19. Scale (minimum 1” = 100’) 9. Thrust blocking 11. Right of way (designate city. Show all new proposed utility lines 15. Water main: open cut Installation 12. Show distance to waterline from centerline of road or other visible permanent topography 24. Proposed water line under Proposed sewer line 14. Air Release Valve HWU001.DWG HWU009.DWG HWU0012. Show length and size of steel casing pipe for road bores or open cut 23. Show fire hydrants or flush hydrants at end of line 20. Meter and box placement 10.DWG HWU005. Show detail of tie in to existing lines 16.DWG HWU0016.DWG HWU007. Provide detail information for all road. Show all existing utilities in project area 14.DWG HWU006. Show meter locations 18. Show match lines with station number reference 21. Water main: ditch or Stream crossing 13.DWG HWU008.DWG HWU003.DWG HWU004. Flush Hydrant Assembly (profile view) 3. Show size of lines and class of pipe 17.DWG Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual -9- 4/27/04 . Service tap 7. Casing detail 16.

3 1. STORAGE AND HANDLING Care shall be exercised in transporting and handling to avoid damage to pipe and fittings. and.4.4.1.1. Owner refers collectively to HWU or to a developer working under an Infrastructure Development Agreement.1.4.4.2 1.4.2 1.1.1.1. DESIGNATION OF PARTIES The City of Henderson.1 PRODUCT DELIVERY.1 1. The inside of pipes and fittings shall be kept free of dirt and debris.1.4. the document titled HWU Safety Policies.2.4.1 SCOPE The work to be accomplished under this section of the Specifications consists of the furnishing of all labor. and services necessary for the construction of potable water mains and appurtenances as shown on the Drawings and more fully described herein.1 GENERAL 1.4. an Engineer in responsible charge working under contract to HWU or in the employ of HWU. for projects contracted directly with HWU.4.1. Materials shall not be stored directly on the ground. 1.2.4. materials.1 1. 1.1.2 1.4 1.4 1.1.1.2.3 1. equipment.4.4 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual .4. or an Engineer in responsible charge working in the employ of a developer working under an Infrastructure Development Agreement. SAFETY 1.4.4.4.4.4.1. and all appurtenances.4.2. Materials shall be stored in an enclosure or under protective coverings if required by the engineer to prevent damage. Engineer refers collectively to the HWU General Manager. Division of Occupational Safety and Health.10 - 4/27/04 .3 All work shall be carried out in strict accordance with all applicable rules and regulations of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. Henderson Water Utility is the utility having jurisdiction and supplying water and/or sewer service and is referred to herein as Henderson Water Utility and abbreviated as HWU.1.1. Contractor shall refer to the party or parties who have been retained by either HWU or others to perform the construction work.1.

Joints and seals: ASTM D-3139 and ASTM F-477.4 degrees F (23 degrees C). state and federal regulations. Joints shall be of the push-on type as specified. Contractor shall furnish all materials and labor required for replacement of installed materials found to be defective or damaged after delivery.5.1.4. 150 psi pressure class.6 1.5 1. HWU reserves the right to reject any materials that do not comply with these standards.1.1. The hydrostatic design basis rating shall be 4.1.4.1.6 NOTIFICATON The Contractor shall give the Owner or Owner’s representative a minimum of 48 hours notice before starting construction.1. 1. Pipe and couplings shall be made of virgin PVC compounds with a cell classification of 12454-A or 12454-B. notify all safety agencies and the general public in accordance with local. and National Sanitation Foundation F-14 Materials: ASTM D-1784 and National Sanitation Foundation for potable water use. ASTM D-2122.1. 165 psi pressure class.000 psi for water at 73.1.5.5.1 1.5.1.1 1.4.1.1.5 Cooperation with the Owner concerning construction activities is required. Non-residential private driveway crossings shall be done so that continual access is maintained.5.11 - 4/27/04 . Contractor shall report to HWU immediately upon finding defects in any material supplied by HWU. COOPERATION 1.1 MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS PIPE PVC PIPE PVC pipe 4” thru 12” diameter for potable water main shall conform to AWWA C900-81. Where a public roadway must be closed.1. Pipe larger than 12” diameter shall conform with AWWA C905-81.4.4 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual .5. 1. dimension ration DR 25.3 1.4.5 Contractor shall inspect materials furnished by HWU at delivery and shall replace at his own expense all materials found defective after delivery. PVC pipe with rubber gaskets shall conform to dimensions and tolerances: ASTM D-2241.4. Where a private driveway must be closed. 1.2 1. dimension ratio DR 18.1. provide the resident a minimum 48 hours advanced notice.1.

DUCTILE IRON PIPE Ductile iron pipe shall be designed and manufactured in accordance with the latest revision of ANSI/AWWA C150/A21. of latest revision.1.2.5.1. Each piece of pipe shall bear the manufacturer’s name or trademark.S.5. in accordance with the latest revision of ANSI/AWWA C151/A21. and the letters “DI” or “DUCTILE” shall be cast or stamped on the pipe. Ductile iron pipe shall be manufactured in the U. Pipe shall also have a cement-mortar lining on the interior in accordance with ANSI/AWWA C104/A21.1. The class or nominal thickness. and be furnished complete with all necessary accessories. or latest revision.1.1. Pipe shall have standard asphaltic coating on the exterior.5. net weight without lining. Joints shall be in accordance with ANSI/AWWA C111/A21. Each pipe shall be subjected to a hydrostatic pressure test of at least 500 psi at the point of manufacture. Fittings shall conform to the latest revision of ANSI/AWWA C153/A21.4 1. country where cast.2.4. and a 2 to 1 factor of safety on the sum of working pressure plus surge pressure.5 1.1.4.1. year in which the pipe was produced.5. or latest revision.11. such as Tyton® or Fastite®.4 Lubricants: Compatible with PVC materials and approved for use in potable water line pipe. Fittings shall also have a cement-mortar lining on the interior in accordance with ANSI/AWWA C104/A21.11.53. Fittings shall be manufactured in the U.1.1.2.5.S.2 1. and the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) mark of approval. whichever is greater) rated working pressure plus a 100 psi surge allowance (if anticipated surge pressures are other than 100 psi.1 1.2. 1. the manufacturer’s mark. All pipe shall be furnished with Push-on Type Joints.1. Fittings and accessories shall be furnished with Mechanical Type Joints in accordance with ANSI/AWWA C111/A21.2.2 1.1.5.2. the actual anticipated pressure should be used).1.5.5. and casting period shall be clearly marked on each length of pipe.A. Fittings shall have a standard asphaltic coating on the exterior.3 1. or latest revision.51.1.5.5.50 for a minimum 150 psi (or project requirements.7 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual .12 - 4/27/04 . Additionally. and be ductile iron.2.5 1.6 1.A.

3.5. non-rising stem. American Valve and Hydrant.1.5. Meg-A-Lug type fittings specific to the pipe material or other mechanical restraining system approved in writing by HWU shall be used. unless otherwise shown on the Drawings or specified hereinafter.2. Polyethylene shall be either 4 mil.5.. LLD installed in accordance with AWWA C105. All gate valves shall be furnished with mechanical joint end connections.2. All restraining joint glands to be installed according to manufacturer specifications concerning torque. U.2. HDCL or 8 mil. Pipe.53) and shall conform to the details and dimensions shown therein. tee-head bolts and hexagon nuts.5. All mechanical joint connections shall be made using restraining joint glands.2.3.5.9 1. VALVES GATE VALVES All gate valves shall conform with the latest revision of “AWWA C-509 Standard for Gate Valves . a sealing gasket.2 1.1.For Water and Other Liquid”.3. Valves shall be manufactured by Mueller.2 1.2 1.5.2.3.1. Valves shall be of standard manufacturer and of the highest quality both as to materials and workmanship.3 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual .2 1.5.1 1. 1. a follower gland. ductile iron body. Mechanical joints shall be bolted and of the stuffing box type and shall consist of a bell.2.1 1.5.5.1.8 All pipe.S.3 inch through 48 inch . Fittings shall have mechanical joints meeting the requirements of ANSI/AWWA C111/A21. fittings and accessories shall be installed and tested in accordance with the latest revision of ANSI/AWWA C600. Fittings shall have interior cement-mortar lining as specified for the pipe. or Kennedy.5.3. fully bronze mounted and suitable for water working pressures of 150 psi. unless otherwise indicated in the drawings.2.5.1.3. Polyethylene protection wrapping will be required for all ductile iron installations. All gate valves shall be of the resilient seat type. with exterior flange and interior recess for the sealing gasket.5.5.3 1.1.1 1.13 - 4/27/04 . M&H. FITTINGS Fittings for water lines shall be ductile iron fittings in accordance with ANSI/AWWA C153/A21.11).3 1. a pipe or fitting plain end.1 1.

Gate valves set with valve boxes shall be provided with a 2inch square operating nut and shall be opened by turning to the left (counterclockwise).5. The operators shall be the traveling nut type.3 1. Valves shafts shall be constructed of stainless steel or of other approved construction.3.5.500 psi. AWWA C504.2.5.1.2 1. Dresser. Class 150B. BUTTERFLY VALVES All butterfly valves shall be of the tight closing. and the working water pressure cast on the body of the valve.5 1. Valve seats shall be a natural rubber to a synthetic compound and shall be mounted in body or on the disc.4 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual . which are recess mounted and securely fastened to the valve body or to the valve disc. Valve discs shall rotate 90 degrees from the full open position to the tight shut position.4.2.1 1. Valves shall be rated for 150 psi pressure. vulcanized and bonded to the body and the seat bond must withstand 75 pounds pull under test procedure ASTM D429. or American-Darling. Body thickness shall be strictly in accordance with AWWA C504.14 - 4/27/04 . Illinois. Bonded-in seats must be simultaneously molded in.3.1.5.5.3. Each gate valve installed in the ground shall be installed in a vertical position with a valve box. the year the valve casting was made.2 1.4 All gate valves shall have the name or monogram of the manufacturer. All disc seating edges shall be smooth and polished. The number of turns to move from fully open to fully closed shall closely resemble conventional distribution valve practice 1. Valves shall be as manufactured by Henry Pratt Company.3. Gate valves shall be sized and installed at locations shown on the drawings.5. Valve bodies shall be constructed of ductile iron and shall have integrally cast mechanical joint ends. Valves shall be fitted with sleeve type bearings. Method B.5.3. the size of the valve. Two (2) trunnions for shaft bearings shall be integral with each valve body.1. The disc shall be constructed of any material described in AWWA C504. body mounted seats shall be bonded to the valve body. Bearing load shall not exceed 2. rubber seat type with rubber seats.3.2. Aurora.6 1.2. latest revision.3. All operators shall be fully gasketed and grease packed and designed to withstand submersion in water to 10 psi. Section 3.5.1. Disc mounted seats shall be mechanically retained. Valves shall meet the full structural requirements of the application classes of AWWA C504.3. Valve shafts shall be a one-piece unit extending full size through the valve disc and bearings.

4.4.3.5. Saddle bolts are to be stainless steel. stainless steel float. male threaded ends.3.5.to minimize water hammer. Valves shall be suitable for average working water pressure of 300 psi. The valve interior surfaces except seating surfaces shall be evenly coated with black asphalt varnish in accordance with Federal Specifications TT-C-494 B and AWWA C504. Valves shall be equipped with cast iron body and cover.P.3.3.3.1 1.4 1. Air valve stems shall be connected to the main by a corporation stop. 1. AIR RELEASE VALVES AND BOXES Air release valves and boxes shall be installed at the high points in the lines as shown on the Drawings.3.5.3. Air release valves shall be APCO Model 200 or 200A or approved equal.3. Section 5. Butterfly valves installed in the ground shall have the operator nut in a vertical position for use in the valve box.5. threaded outlet. Butterfly valves shall be sized and installed at locations shown on the Drawings.S.8 1. and shall be set on a crushed stone or gravel base. The inlet pipe to the valve shall be 304 stainless steel pipe with I.3.2.P. 1. Hydrostatic and leakage tests shall be conducted in strict accordance with AWWA C504.S. dry.3 1. Tapping sleeves for connections to existing water lines shall be two-piece fabricated saddles of all stainless steel construction with stainless steel or ductile iron flanges.2.3 1.5.3.2. The air valve boxes shall be a straight section of 36” RCP with standard manhole frame and lid.2 1.2 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual .3.5.15 - 4/27/04 . Air release valves shall be connected to the main by a corporation stop with inside I.2.5.5. have a 2-inch large orifice and a 3/32-inch small orifice.3. and free from grease before painting.6 1.5.5.3.5 The operator shall be equipped for buried All surfaces of the valve shall be clean. service.1 1.5. TAPPING SLEEVES AND VALVES Tapping sleeves shall be suitable for working pressures of 150 psi. Buna-N seat and bronze linkage.3.7 1.

gaskets and attachment chains.3.5.5.4 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual . The hydrant barrel shall have a safety breakage feature above the ground line. The operating stem shall be equipped with anti-friction thrust bearing to reduce operating torque and assure easy opening. The hydrants shall be fully bronze mounted.41 1. latest revision.5. VALVE BOXES Valve boxes shall be of 5-1/4 inch.4. American Valve and Hydrant No.3. 751. The nozzle connection threads shall be National Standard Threads (N.4.5 1.4. two or three piece. M&H No.4 1. H-667. The main valve shall have 5-1/4-inch full opening and be of the compression type. Drainage waterways shall be completely bronze to prevent rust and corrosion. Each nozzle is to be protected by nozzle caps. Line tapping materials shall be supplied and installation performed by HWU personnel. 565.1 1.4.). Kennedy Figure 4950 or approved equal. The caps shall be furnished with a 1-1/2-inch pentagonal opening nut. A stop shall be provided to limit stem travel.4. standard cast iron. Bingham & Taylor. Opelika Foundry.5. FIRE HYDRANTS AND FLUSH HYDRANTS FIRE HYDRANTS Fire hydrants shall conform in all respects to the requirements of AWWA C502.16 - 4/27/04 .1.1 1.4 1. Stem threads shall be enclosed in a permanently sealed lubricant reservoir protected from weather and the waterway with O-ring seals.4.1.3 1.3.S.2 1.5. All hydrants shall have 6-inch mechanical joint shoe connection.5.5.5.1.5. Hydrants shall be furnished for a minimum 3’-6” bury depth.1.3. The main valves shall have a threaded bronze seat ring assembly of such design that is easily removable by unscrewing from a threaded bronze drain ring. or approved equal. screw type valve box with drop cover marked “WATER”. 1.T.3 Tapping valves shall be of the mechanical joint type suitable for working pressures of 150 psi and shall be Mueller No.1. opening against water pressure so that the main valve remains closed should the barrel be broken off. Valve boxes and covers shall be as manufactured by Tyler Corporation.5. two 2-1/2-inch hose discharge nozzles and one 4-1/2-inch pumper nozzle.5. The Contractor is responsible to provide adequate hydrant barrel length for proper installation in accordance with the standard drawings and the manufacturer’s recommendations.

5. For highway and ditch crossings.5. Field lock gaskets shall be installed at all carrier pipe joints within all encasement pipe and within one pipe length outside the casing on both ends.1 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual .4.5. Pipe shall also be free from dents or humps due to damage or variations in wall thickness.1.2 1.3 1.4.6. plain end. CASING PIPE FOR BORE OR DITCH CROSSING Casing pipe for water lines installed by road boring or in ditch crossings where required on the drawings or bid documents shall be steel. They shall not be installed on a tap off the water main.5.2 1.17 - 4/27/04 . M & H Flush Type Style 333 furnished with cast iron box and cover) or approved equal. All excavation on this project is “unclassified” and no additional payment will be made for rock excavation unless a separate bid item is provided for rock excavation.1.5 1.5. the minimum wall thickness of the casing pipe shall be 0.5.2.312 inches for 18 inch.344 for 24 inch and larger casings.4.4. FLUSH HYDRANTS Flush Hydrants shall be Kupferle Eclipse 2 Post Hydrant (in pedestrian or vehicular traffic areas. Pipe shall be straight along the centerline axis within 1/50 of the outside diameter.1. and with the top flush with the ground or sidewalk. 20 inch. EXECUTION TRENCH EXCAVATION Trenching shall be accomplished as described hereinafter. Flush hydrants shall be installed at the locations shown on and in accordance with the plans. Rock is defined herein as hardpan or bedrock of such consistency as to not be 1. 0. have a minimum yield point strength of 35. Flush hydrants shall be installed with a reducer. 0. valve.5.5.2.344 inches.2 1.6 1. and 22 inch casings.6. A thrust block is required for flush hydrants the same as for a fire hydrant.1 1.1 Hydrants shall be Kennedy K81A.250 inches for 16 inch and smaller casings.1 1. The steel pipe shall have welded joints and be in at least 18foot lengths.000psi and conform to ASTM A252 Grade 2 or ASTM A139 Grade B without hydrostatic tests.5 1.5.5. For railroad crossings casings shall have a minimum wall thickness of 0. The flush hydrant shall be located on the easement with good access for use. uncoated and unwrapped.5.

The Contractor shall bear the cost of such special precautions as are necessary. trenches in which pipes are to be laid shall be excavated in open cut to the depths shown on the plans. The convenience of the traveling public 1.6. When so required or when directed by the Engineer. granular fill up to top of the pipe or providing the pipe with additional crushing strength as determined by the Engineer after taking into account the actual trench loads that may result and the strength of the pipe being used.breakable with standard excavating equipment.1. Trenches shall be of sufficient width to provide free working space on each side of the pipe and to permit backfilling around the pipe. If the trench does become wider than 2 feet 6 inches at the level of or below the top of the pipe. All excavated materials shall be placed a minimum of 2 feet back from the edge of the trench.6.6.6.2 Unless otherwise directed by the Engineer. The bedding shall be as set out in hereinafter. All backfilled ditches shall be maintained in such a manner that they will offer no hazard to the passage of traffic. Prior to excavating the trench. or as specified by the Engineer. 1. but unless specifically authorized by the Engineer. in order to avoid delays or the addition of avoidable fittings. special precautions may be necessary.1.6. trenches shall in no case be excavated or permitted to become wider than 2 feet 6 inches plus the nominal diameter of the pipe at the level of or below the top of the pipe. Excavation in earth shall undercut the pipe to a depth below the required invert elevation that will permit laying the pipe in a bed of granular material to provide continuous support for the bottom quadrant of the pipe.5 1. lanterns and other such signs and signals as may be necessary to warn the public of the dangers in connection with open trenches.6. Unless specifically directed otherwise by the Engineer.3 1.1. and not more than 100 feet of open ditch shall be left behind the pipe laying work of any one crew. shall be provided by and at the expense of the Contractor. such as providing compacted. and specifically excludes any rubble or boulders.1. Watchman or barricades. only one-half of street crossings and road crossing shall be excavated before placing temporary bridges over the side excavated for the convenience of the traveling public. Conformance to all state highway requirements shall be the responsibility of the Contractor when encroachment on highway right-of-way is necessary. Contractor shall pothole far enough ahead to reveal obstructions that may necessitate changing the line or grade of the pipeline.6 1.1.18 - 4/27/04 .1. excavation and other obstructions. not more than 100 feet of trench shall be opened ahead of pipe laying work of any one crew.7 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual .4 1.

and/or the Kentucky Department of Highways.1. the excavation shall be made such that the box rests on undisturbed soil fully above the top of the installed pipe to a maximum of two (2) feet or the maximum allowed by other regulation. Where sheeting or shoring is used.6.and property owners abutting shall be taken into consideration. If depths are not shown on the plans. whichever is less. and in every case the disposition of materials shall be satisfactory to the Engineer. cut sheets or as specified by the Engineer. All public or private drives shall be taken into consideration and shall be promptly backfilled or bridged at the direction of the Engineer. Wherever pipelines are in. Repair of settlement damage shall meet the approval of the Engineer.6. Trenches shall be kept free of water during the laying of the pipe and until the pipeline has been backfilled. Trenches in which pipes are to be laid shall be excavated in open cut to the depths shown on the approved plans. all water lines shall have 3’-6” to 4’-0” cover unless otherwise approved by the Engineer. Kentucky. Water line trenches shall be excavated to the depths shown on the plans or as directed by the Engineer. it shall be removed and/or replaced by the Contractor at no extra cost to the Owner. If paving shall require replacement because of trench settlement within this time. Where a trench box is used.1.6. the Contractor shall be responsible for any trench settlement which occurs within these right-ofways within one (1) year from the time of final acceptance of the work. 1. shoring and bracing shall be installed to provide safe working conditions and to prevent damage to work.19 - 4/27/04 . or cross.1. the City of Henderson. Disposal of excavated materials shall cause as little interference with the work as possible. Dewatering shall include all practical means available for prevention of surface runoff into trenches and scouring against newly laid pipe. to insure the installation of the pipeline structure in a dewatered trench and under the proper conditions.10 1. All excavation shall be in accordance with OSHA and/or KOSHA regulations. at no extra cost to HWU. driveways and streets. 1. Suitable pumping and other dewatering equipment are to be provided by the CONTRACTOR. it shall be fully removed with the completion of backfilling unless otherwise approved in writing by HWU.9 1. proper and adequate sheeting.6. Dewatering of trenches shall be considered a part of trenching.1. Dewatering of trenches shall include ground water and storm or sanitary sewage. to avoid disturbing the pipe bedding when the box is pulled forward.11 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual .8 Where conditions exist that may be conductive to slides or cave-ins.

1.2.4 1.2. Whenever pipe laying is stopped.2.7 1.1 LAYING OF PIPE Laying Requirements Pressure pipe shall be installed in accordance with AWWA C600. Water lines installed on a slope greater than 20 degrees shall be approved on a case by case basis by HWU.2. or where the backfill materials are of such a fluid nature that such movements of the pipe might take place during the placing of the backfill.1 1.6.6. When locating near sewer lines. If crushed rock fill beneath the pipe is necessary for stability. it will be paid for at the unit price bid per ton of such material in place except in cases where instability is caused by neglect of the CONTRACTOR.8 1. cover or grades shown on the drawings. Each segment of pipe must be swabbed out before lowering into trench.6.1.6.20 - 4/27/04 . In wet. All pipe shall be visually inspected for cleanliness and proper jointing. with permanent materials solidly placed without covering pipe joints.1.1.6. Joint deflections shall not exceed one-half of the manufacturer’s recommended maximum allowable.6.6. Precautions must be taken to prevent flotation of the pipe should water enter the trench prior to putting the pipeline into operation. The points insisted upon in the laying of pipe will be: Proper alignment.9 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual . perfection in jointing.6. evenness of width and depth of joints.2.2.2.1. and laid to lines.1. blocking or other unyielding objects. latest revision.1. Jointing before placing in the trench and subsequent lowering of more than one section jointed together will not be allowed except as otherwise stated herein or pre-approved by HWU.5 1. the end of the pipe shall be securely plugged with a watertight plug. the horizontal separation between water and sewer lines should be at least 10 feet measured to the pipe wall exterior.6. to prevent internal pressure from springing the pipe from the intended alignment. Elbows. and tees shall be firmly blocked.1.2.2 1. dead end valves.1. 1.1.2 1. the pipe must be weighted or secured permanently in place by such means as will prove effective.2.3 1. and care of the pipe in handling. as shown on the Drawings. No pipe shall be laid resting on solid rock.2.6. yielding and mucky locations where pipe is in danger of sinking below grade or floating out of grade or alignment. plugs.6.6 1.

the sewer line may be encased in a steel casing pipe with end seals for 10 feet on each side of the water line. Such deviation may be allowed if the sanitary sewer line is constructed with ductile iron pipe with protective internal coating of “Protecto-401” or equivalent epoxy coating (RCP or cement lined DIP for storm sewer) for a distance of 10 feet on each side of the water line and one full length of water main is centered over the sewer so that both joints will be as far from the sewer as possible.6.6. HWU may allow a deviation on a case by case basis. Water mains crossing sewers shall be laid to provide a minimum vertical distance of 18 inches between the outside of the water main and the outside of the sewer. Such deviation may be allowed if the sewer is laid in a separate trench or if it is laid in the same trench with the water main located at one side on a bench of undisturbed earth. The ductile iron water pipe shall be laid with a 20-foot section of pipe centered at the sewer line to insure that joints are as far as possible from the crossing. The trench must supply true and even support for pipe.1.11 1. The crossing shall be at the midpoint of the section of sewer pipe. if supported by data from the engineer. PIPE BEDDING All water main pipe shall be bedded with select material.6. Holes in the trench bottom or bedding for pipe bells must be provided at each joint and should be no larger than necessary for proper joint assembly and assurance that pipe barrel will lie flat on trench bottom.2 1.2.6. All water main pipe shall be supported on a level trench bottom. if supported by data from the engineer.2.2.6. the trench bottom may be shaped to cradle the bottom 60 degrees of the pipe. bedding shall consist of fine gravel or size #9 crushed stone only.2.Should location conditions prevent a horizontal separation of 10 feet.1 1.1. Should location conditions prevent the water main from being buried to meet the above requirements and maintain minimum cover. the elevation of the crown of the sewer is at least 18 inches below the invert of the water main. 1.3 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual .2 1. As an alternative for existing sewers. HWU may allow a deviation on a case by case basis. 1. Where suitable soil conditions are encountered.2.21 - 4/27/04 .2. In no case shall the pipe be supported directly on solid rock.2.10 Water mains crossing above sewer lines shall be waterworks grade ductile iron pipe.2. When rock is encountered in the trench bottom.6.2. In either case.

1 1. The filling of the trench and the tamping of the backfill shall be carried on simultaneously on both sides of the pipe in such a manner that the completed pipeline will not be disturbed and injurious side pressures do not occur.2. or materials used in lieu of same. etc.1 1.Backfilling in Open Terrain: The lower portion of the trench.5. conditions are unsuitable.6. BACKFILLING Backfilling of pipeline trenches shall be accomplished in accordance with the details set forth hereinafter.3 1.2. except as may be necessary in tamping or backfilling.2. The top 6” of the trench shall be filled with DGA followed by the appropriate layer of surface material (asphalt.6. will not be permitted until the trench has been backfilled to a point one foot (1’) above the top of the pipe.1. INSTALLATION AND JOINTING Jointing of push-on type Ductile Iron Pipe with rubber gasket couplings shall be accomplished in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.3.6.3.5.5.6.2.4. This soil material shall be placed in a manner approved by the Engineer and shall be lightly compacted by walking in or hand tamping to avoid displacement of the pipe.6.6.2. Tamping or compaction. from the pipe bedding to a point six (6) inches above the top outside surface of the pipe.2 1. shall be Kentucky Bureau of Highways crushed stone. All bore pits and any over digging related to such will be stabilized with #3 stone and backfilled with #9 stone to sub-grade. Pipe shall not be laid in water or upon frozen sub grade at any time or condition when.4 1. In most cases this will occur under road crossings. In all cases walking or working on the completed pipelines.2.6. The methods of backfilling shall be as follows: Method “A” .5.2. 1. in the opinion of the HWU. Crushed stone or fine gravel may be used as backfill in lieu of the compacted soil materials. is not a separate pay item. gravel.2.3 1.6.1 SPECIAL BACKFILL Crushed stone for “Special Backfill” where required as set out in these specifications.4. shall be backfilled with previously excavated soil material which is free from rock and/or acceptable to the Engineer.2.5 1.1 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual .3.6. concrete.6.2.2 1.2. size #9.) to bring the trench to final grade.22 - 4/27/04 .2 1. 9 crushed stone to a point 4” below the final subgrade.6. In locations that require “SPECIAL BACKFILL” the entire trench shall be filled with No.

Hazardous materials are to be handled and disposed of in accordance with all local. State and Federal requirements.23 - 4/27/04 . the Contractor will be required to level off all trenches or to bring the trench up to grade.Backfilling Under Streets.3 1. 9 crushed stone or fine gravel.2.5. Backfill for the lower portion of the trench is not a separate pay item. the Contractor shall be responsible for maintaining the trench surface in a smooth and level condition at proper pavement grade at all times. The Contractor shall be liable for any damage to persons or property resulting from the Contractor’s failure to maintain the trench surface.6.5.4.5.2. from the top of the #9 stone to grade.5.1.2.3.6. The Contractor shall.6. At such time that pavement replacement is accomplished. shall be backfilled with a base course of dense graded aggregate.2. Method “C” . 1. Incorporation of rock with any individual piece having a volume exceeding eight (8) cubic inches is prohibited. In the event that pavement is not placed immediately following trench backfilling in streets and highways.6.5.Backfilling Under Sidewalks and Unpaved Driveways: The trench from the bottom of the trench to grade shall be backfilled with No. Material for backfilling the upper portion of the trench is not a separate pay item. The trench backfill shall be heaped over the top of the trench or leveled as directed by the Engineer.5.2.4 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual .2. Method “B” . Material for backfilling the upper portion of the trench is not a separate pay item. 9 crushed stone.2.2 1. Roads and Paved Driveways: The lower portion of the trench to a point six inches (6”) below the bottom of the pavement or concrete sub-slab shall be backfilled with No.5.6.4 1. or fine river gravel.1 1. Before final acceptance. The upper portion of the trench.5.5. at his expense.2 The upper portion of the trench above the compacted portion shall be backfilled with material which is free from large rock.5 1. right-of-ways and/or private property. also remove and legally dispose of all excess earth or other materials resulting from construction from roadways.1 1. the excess base course shall be removed as required. Backfilling this portion of the trench may be accomplished by any means approved by the Engineer.5.5.6.6.5.2.6.

2 1.3 1.6. If flowable fill concrete is used to backfill the trench.6.1. The valve closest to the supply source shall be supplied with a test point. If concrete trench stabilization is necessary.6. required by the Specifications.7 1. and valves shall be provided at both ends of the crossing so that the section can be isolated for testing or repair.2. having flexible watertight joints.6.6. No extras will be allowed for this work unless clearly outside the scope of what normally should be expected and the Contractor immediately notifies the Owner if such a situation is encountered.6 CONCRETE CRADLE ANCHORS.7.2.6. and not subject to flooding. For ditch or waterway crossings less than 15 feet in width. Concrete shall be 2. unless the design plans indicate otherwise.6.6. The valves shall be easily accessible. the pipe shall be of special construction.2. care shall be taken not to disturb the grade or line of the pipe or injure the joints.1 1.2.6. Concrete cradles and/or encasement shall not be allowed except with express written permission by the HWU.24 - 4/27/04 .2.7. or as directed by the Engineer.1 1. DITCH OR WATERWAY CROSSINGS For ditch or waterway crossings 15 feet or greater in width.7. The Contractor shall include allowance in his bid to divert water during creek crossing installation. No fitting shall be totally encased in concrete so as to prohibit future excavation or repairs. excavate the trench and place the concrete to allow a minimum of four (4) inches of granular material between the concrete and the installed pipeline or structure.2.500 psi and shall be mixed sufficiently wet to permit it to flow under the pipe to form a continuous bed. THRUST BLOCKS OR ENCASEMENTS Concrete anchors and thrust blocking of water mains and fittings shall be placed where shown on the Drawings. bed the pipeline as indicated on the drawings to a point at least 12 inches above the top of the pipe prior to placement of the flowable fill.3 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual . dewatering and/or other steps necessary to accomplish the work.6.6. All valves shall be anchored in accordance with the details on the project drawings.4 1.2. place a minimum of four (4) inches of granular material between the pipeline and the concrete. 1.2 1.6.2. If concrete protection is required over the top of the pipeline.2.6. restrained joint gaskets shall be used on the ductile iron pipe. In tamping concrete.

clamps. The backing shall be placed between undisturbed ground and the fitting to be anchored.6.1 1.9. minimum of 2’-4” x 6” x 16” concrete block.6. No hydrant shall be set over any other utility.8.2.2.9.6. The backing shall be so placed that the pipe and fitting joints will be accessible for repair. set against undisturbed earth.2. Joint bolts shall be drawn up equally around the entire periphery maintaining equal spacing from the gland to the face of the flange at all points around the joint. Unless otherwise shown. joining restraint is required along the length of pipe indicated on the drawings for the various type and size of fitting. Fittings shall be installed with a restraining gland (Meg-a-Lug by Ebaa Iron.2. the hydrant barrel shall be set so that no portion of the pumper or hose nozzle cap will be less than 4’-0” from the gutter face of the curb. fittings shall be soaped as per manufacturer recommendations.9.2.8.6. or restrained fittings. Uni-Flange Series 1400 by Ford Meter Box. Hydrants shall be set to the established grade. When placed behind the curb or sidewalk. The concrete backing shall be concrete thrust block.2. All hydrants shall be provided with a concrete backing. All hydrants shall stand plumb with the pumper nozzle facing the curb. All bolts shall be tightened to within the following torque range.8 1. If shown on the drawings or directed by the Engineer any movement shall be prevented by attaching suitable metal rods.6.6. No drainage sump shall be connected to a sanitary sewer.3 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual .25 - 4/27/04 .2 1. 1. Fine grade river gravel to be placed 6” from surface to 6” below waterline in a 2’-0” radius around hydrant barrel. or a driveway. The location shall provide complete accessibility and minimize the possibility of damage from vehicles or injury to pedestrians. Additionally. All rubber gaskets in M.6. Mechanical joints shall be made in accordance with the recommendations of the manufacturer.J.2 1.J. Bolts may be snugged with an air wrench. the edge of sidewalk. with nozzles at 18 inches above finished grade as shown on the drawings or as directed by the Engineer. each hydrant on the drawings shall be connected to the main with a 6-inch branch connection controlled by an independent 6-inch gate valve.9 1. FITTING INSTALLATION M.1. or approved equal) or other mechanical restraining system approved in writing by HWU and torqued at the specified foot-pounds of the manufacturer. for dissipation of weep hole drainage.1 FIRE HYDRANT INSTALLATION Hydrants shall be located as shown on the plans or as directed by the Engineer.2.

6.1 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual . HYDRANT VALVES Hydrant valves shall be installed on a single 6” tee line with no other taps or services.6.1 1.11 1. Valve boxes for gate valves shall be two or three piece type. woods. termination shall be with a flushing hydrant.2.6. If not shown on the drawings.12. LINE VALVES Line valves shall be installed not more than 600’ apart and where a main tee’s off to another line.2.6.13 1. fields.2.) 45-60 75-90 100-120 120-150 (in. Line valve to be placed outside roadway unless approved by HWU.2. CASING PIPE FOR BORE OR DITCH CROSSING Steel casing pipe for bore or ditch crossings shall be placed at the elevations shown on the Drawings.13.) 5/8 3/4 1 1 1/4 Lines shall be terminated for future use as shown on the drawings.10. A line valve shall be installed at the end of every line with full section of pipe and end cap.6.26 - 4/27/04 . for a total of 3 valves. Valve boxes shall be accurately centered over valve operating nut.10 1. or other open terrain.6. Valve box bases shall not rest on the valves but shall be supported on crushed stone fill. with backfill thoroughly tamped about them. Hydrant valve must isolate the hydrant only.6.2.6.-lb. All joints between lengths shall be solidly welded 1.2.2 1.1 TERMINATION OF LINE (in. A line valve shall be installed at each outlet/inlet of the tee.12 1. walk or road surface.2. They shall be set vertically and properly cut and/or adjusted so that the tops of boxes will be at grade in any paving.12. and 2 to 3 inches above ground in grass plots.11.6.1 1. Tees for hydrants shall include 2 line valves and one hydrant valve.) 3 4-24 30-36 42-48 1.FINAL TIGHTENING SHALL BE BY HAND OPERATED TORQUE WRENCH WITH BOLTS TORQUED TO THE FOLLOWING SPECIFICATIONS: PIPE SIZE BOLT SIZE RANGE OF TORQUE (ft.2.2.

All skid materials shall be furnished and installed at the Contractor’s expense. The tracer wire shall be taped or suitably held over the top center of the pipe and shall be #12 single strand copper wire with THW insulation or approved equal. LOCATOR WIRE AND TAPE Tracer wire and locator tape shall be furnished and installed with all water mains. Tracer wire shall be securely connected at flange bolts to all valves.4. The pressure drop in the line. (www.6. At each end of the casing pipe.6.. When the line or section being tested is pumped up to the required pressure. The pipelines shall be installed after the casing pipe is in place.2 Ductile Iron pipes in casings shall be supported with manufactured PVC or polyethylene liner skids in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.6. may accept the line or section as being tested.3 1.13.6. at its discretion. if any.4. If no pressure drop is noted in 4 hours.2 1. A minimum of two spacers shall be provided with each length of pipe.1 1.6.3.advprod.6.4 1. A metallic locator tape shall be buried in the trench a minimum of 12” over the top of the pipe and a minimum of 12” below the finished grade. Inc. The maximum test pressure.6. the HWU. The words “Caution Water Line Below” shall be repetitively printed along the length of the tape.6. it shall be valved off from the pump and a pressure gauge placed in the line. shall be noted. or HWU may require the test run the full 24 hours.5 times the design static pressure or 150 psi. shall be the pressure class of the pipe unless a specific test pressure is shown on the Drawings. FIELD QUALITY CONTROL TESTING PIPE The CONTRACTOR will be required to test all pipelines and appurtenances with water. All splices shall be made with the aid of DBR Direct Bury Splice Connectors as manufactured by 3M Electrical Products Division to insure continuity and insulation of the copper wire from the soil.with a smooth non-obstructing joint inside. The minimum test pressure shall be 1.13. the pipeline shall be sealed with casing seals model “AM” by Advance Products and Systems.2.2.1. measured at the lowest elevation of the pipeline being tested.3 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual . 1.com). whichever is greater. The casing pipe shall be installed without bends.27 - 4/27/04 .4.3 1. 1. fittings and hydrants to provide a suitable electrical connection.1 1. The electrical continuity of tracer wire between valves and fire hydrants shall be verified and defects found shall be corrected prior to acceptance by the Engineer.

5 1. and retest until there is no pressure drop over the test period. to the ENGINEER.4.4. which will not place shock pressures on the pipeline.1 1.4. Before any new section is put into service and prior to final acceptance. and bypass piping. in the opinion of the ENGINEER. Prior to starting disinfection. the CONTRACTOR shall be required to find and repair any leaks. etc.7 1. due to water at the surface of the ground. Inspection of pipe laying shall in no way relieve the CONTRACTOR of the responsibility for passing tests or correcting poor workmanship. If there is a drop in pressure. and local and state regulations.4. pipe test plugs. necessary for flushing and disinfecting the mains. or by listening. the pressure shall be recorded.1.4.8 1. the CONTRACTOR shall disinfect all constructed water lines carrying treated water in accordance with AWWA C651.6.6 1.28 - 4/27/04 .1.1. The CONTRACTOR shall submit.6. in writing. The CONTRACTOR shall furnish the meter or suction tank.2 1.6. Test sections of water main shall not exceed 2500 feet in length.4.6. all leaks that are evident. or other pumping equipment.1.3 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual .2. or any other means of determining a leak. Disinfection will then be accomplished by the adding of the chlorine solution while filling the main to obtain the initial 50 ppm of chlorine.6. the CONTRACTOR shall be required to repair those leaks. the leak can be heard underground with the geophone.1.2.2 1.6. labor.6.9 1. latest revision.2. The CONTRACTOR shall supply all equipment.1. the method he proposes to use for adding the chlorine.4 At the end of the 24-hour test period.4. DISINFECTION The new section must be ready for use before disinfection is done and the new line placed into service.1. Regardless of the testing. and make all connections for conducting the above tests. 1. The pumping equipment used shall be centrifugal pump.4. All testing will be observed by HWU or HWU’s representative.6.6. all water mains must be thoroughly flushed to remove debris. Power plunger or positive displacement pumps will not be permitted for use on closed pipe system for any purpose. Inline valves are to be suitably located along the water main to accommodate this requirement.4.6.4.

which includes up to the first ½ mile. At the end of the 24-hour contact period.4.3 1. and sodium thiosulfate. the CONTRACTOR will use a certified lab to collect water samples for bacteriological testing.6.6. consist of thoroughly cleaning the new part with a solution containing not less than 200 mg/l (ppm) chlorine. the method he proposes for dechlorinating. as given in AWWA C651-86.4. Two samples shall be taken from the core zone. Sample bottles shall be clearly identified as “special” construction tests.6.8 1. all the sterilized surfaces and areas shall be thoroughly flushed from the water system. HWU personnel will then place the new section in service if usage connections are made and the section is ready for use.2. in writing to the ENGINEER.7 1. Under no circumstances are valves to be operated by anyone other than HWU personnel. sodium sulfite. shall be established.2.1.3. at the ENGINEER’S discretion. sodium bisulfate. the CONTRACTOR shall repeat the disinfection procedure until the required numbers of negative samples are obtained.4. A core zone. 1. Certified results shall be presented to HWU in writing before the new section is put in service.4 Disinfection shall be accomplished by filling the new and/or repaired portions of the system with water having a chlorine content of at least 50 parts per million and at the end of a 24 hour contact time a residual of at least 25 parts per million shall remain. Additionally.4. For tie-ins to an existing system such as the use of tapping valves where keeping the main out of service would restrict service to existing customers.2.6. DE-CHLORINATION Chlorinated water shall be disposed of in accordance with 401 KAR 5:031 and 8:020 which state that the allowable in stream concentration of chlorine is 10 ug/l.6.4.6.6.2.29 - 4/27/04 . A new or routine replacement main shall not be placed in service until negative laboratory results are obtained on the bacteriological analyses. The CONTRACTOR shall submit. Recommended chemicals.01 mg/l. After initial disinfection and flushing.2. are sulfur dioxide.4. If any of the samples are found to be positive or contain confluent growth.1 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual .4.6 1. Water used for flushing shall be metered and charged to the CONTRACTOR. 1 sample taken from each mile of new distribution main shall be submitted to HWU. which is equal to 0.5 1. disinfection shall.

1.1.2 1.3 1.30 - 4/27/04 .7.7. METER BOX TOPS AND LIDS Dual meter box top and lid shall be Ford Model A53H-T or Vestal RMC-21L with small nut non-recessed CI meter box locking ring and cover 32-094 or approved equal.4 1.7 1.3. Single meter box top and lid shall be Ford Model A52H-TT or Vestal RMC18L meter box cover.3.2 1.5 or 1 ½” WWSI Fab Meter Box or equal.4.7.1.1.4 1.7.4.2.7.6. METER SETTER KIT ¾ dual setter kit shall be CITCO #DH1434-2-COMP or ¾ WWSI Fab Meter Box or approved equal.0 or 2” WWSI Fab Meter Box or approved equal. Service saddles are required for PVC mains.6. FB400-7 or approved equal.1.1.4 1.1.2.7. F-600-4.2 1. WATER SERVICE LINE & METER SETTER SPECIFICATIONS PRODUCTS All service pipe shall be type K soft copper.3 1. 32-023 or approved equal. 1.3.1. FLUSHING.7. AND DISINFECTION Water for the initial pressure test. FB400-6.3.1. All soft copper connections shall be flare type connections.3.7.0 or 1” WWSI Fab Meter Box or approved equal.7. 2” dual setter kit shall be CITCO CMU 2.6 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual .4. 1” dual setter kit shall be CITCO CMU 1.1 1.2.1. and disinfection will be supplied or paid for by the CONTRACTOR. Corporation stop shall be Ford Model F-600-3.1 1.7.7. flushing.7.7. 1 ½” dual setter kit shall be CITCO CMU 1.1.1 1.1.2.1 1.3. Service saddles shall be Ford Model FS303 or approved equal.7.1.1 WATER FOR TESTING.3 1.5 1.1.

7.2. Location of meter kit assembly shall be centered on property line.2.2.7.2. Final finish elevation on meter kit assembly shall match final finish grade of lot.5 1.2 1.7. All other taps require the use of a service saddle.1.7.31 - 4/27/04 .7.2.7. curb and roadway shall be special backfill as per standard drawings.2 1.7.1 EXECUTION All new service lines.3 1.7.2. Saddles are not required for taps of 1” or smaller on ductile iron pipe. Saddles are required on all PVC pipe. A standard setter kit shall be installed at locations as shown on the construction drawings and as per standard drawings. All new corporation stops are to be installed in the horizontal 3 o’clock or 9 o’clock positions in accordance with standard drawing. corporation stops and meter kits necessary for service up to and including the meter box shall be installed before water main is tested or put in service.4 1. FIELD QUALITY CONTROL All new service lines and accessories shall be tested to same standards and at the same time as the water main.1 Henderson Water Utility Potable Water Manual . Backfill under sidewalk.7.7. All taps on the water main shall be made with an AWWA approved tapping machine (no manual taps will be allowed).3 1. 1.3.2.7 1.6 1.