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Friday, October 11 • 9:30am - 10:00am
How to Save Time & Money: Creating Standard Plans to Streamline the Plan Approval Process

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Standard plans and specifications can be a vital tool to ensure your infrastructure is built according to your requirements. Granger-Hunter Improvement District uses standards to ensure all contractors, including their own construction crews (sometimes not willingly), are held to the same requirements. This can be especially useful when rejecting sub-standard work or communicating expectations up-front with a contractor before they begin construction.
In addition, Utah Rule R309-500-7 allows public water systems with approved standard installation drawings and specifications to install and operate new water transmission and distribution pipelines (up to a certain size) without obtaining plan approval and without obtaining an operating permit. This can be especially useful if you don’t want to get fined for after-the-fact plan approvals or operating permits. In this session, we will discuss how GHID developed its standards and the process the Utah Division of Drinking Water used to review them.

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Todd Marti

Engineer, Granger Hunter Improvement District
Todd is the Director of Engineering for the Granger-Hunter Improvement District. His educational background includes a B.S. (UofU) and M.S. (UNM) in Civil Engineering, and an MPA from the U because he still doesn't know what he wants to be if he grows up. He is married with two boys... Read More →

Friday October 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am MDT