Washoe County Health District (WCHD) cannot accept any red line corrections on plans. All plans are submitted through the City of Reno, City of Sparks, and Washoe County Community Services Department (CSD) and therefore, all plans must match. Since WCHD is only a small piece of the total plan review, all revisions must be submitted through the correct agency and routed for review.
Monday mornings are available for meeting to discuss plan review comments and go over questions regarding water project reviews.
Meetings are held at the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) office, and scheduling is completed through WCHD staff at 775-328-2434 or the firstname.lastname@example.org email. All meetings are preferred to be scheduled between 8–9am.
When a special exception is requested, this must be completed by the Water System submitting the plan for whatever the proposed exception is to the plan. This must include why the minimum requirements of NAC 445A cannot be maintained, provide an analysis of any potential public health impacts, how this exception can be protective of public health, and any other pertinent information necessary to complete the review process.
Special exceptions are considered only on a case-by-case basis.
All special exceptions must be completed and submitted in writing to Washoe County Health District (WCHD). WCHD will coordinate with NDEP for concurrent review and comment as part of the review process.
An approved water project that matches the grading and civil infrastructure plans is required in order for Washoe County Health District to sign any final map. Map Signature form
What is required when the design does not meet the minimum requirements for construction per NAC 445A?
A justification for each occurrence must be included with the plan submittal from the licensed professional preparing the plans. The justification must address the proposed design, why it is required, why the design could not be modified to meet the requirements of NAC 445A, and address the potential public health impacts associated with not meeting the minimum construction requirements.
Per Nevada Administrative Code 445A, certain water system infrastructure is required to meet ANSI / NSF requirements and demonstrate the appropriate certification for use.
The following list of websites provide ANSI / NSF Accredited Third-Party Certification (https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=P100LVYK.txt):
- CSA - https://www.csagroup.org/testing-certification/product-listing/
- IAPMO - http://pld.iapmo.org/default.aspx
- ICC ES PMG - https://icc-es.org/pmg-listing-program/listing-directory/
- Intertek - http://etlwhidirectory.etlsemko.com/WebClients/ITS/DLP/products.nsf/$$Search?OpenForm
- NSF - http://info.nsf.org/Certified/PwsComponents/index.asp?standard=061
- Truesdail - https://www.truesdail.com/product-listings/
- UL - http://database.ul.com/cgi-bin/XYV/template/LISEXT/1FRAME/index.html
- WQA - https://www.wqa.org/Find-Products#/
Per the Nevada Board of Professional Engineer and Land Surveyors (NVBPELS), all plans are required to be stamped and signed in accordance with NAC 625.
Per the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design (NSBAIDRD), all plans are required to be stamped and signed in accordance with NAC 623.
Water project completion letters are required to be submitted to Washoe County Health District (WCHD) once all infrastructure has been installed and tested. These letters are also a requirement for the developer to receive the Certificate of Occupancy and be able to sell or occupy any structures proposed. Water Project Completion Letter
All separations are determined from the outside pipe or enclosure. All plan submittals should be utilizing the outside diameter of pipe, catch basin, sewer main, storm drain, etc to identify the minimum separation distance allowed per NAC 445A.
Plans must demonstrate actual pipe diameters and ensure all separations meet the minimum requirements of NAC 445A.
All plan review status, supplemental information for review, and other information regarding plans should be emailed to this location.
Emails should include the building permit number or water project number in the subject line.
- All water projects are submitted by the permitted public water system directly to the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) for review and approval. All WCHD correspondence will be distributed through the water system. For WCHD to approve a construction permit or final map, WCHD must review and approve the associated water project, and the two designs must match.
- Water Project Application