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Water Standby is required for any excavation or directional drilling within 6 feet of a marked 16 inch or larger water transmission main (potable and raw).

Water facilities must be clearly shown on any Right-of-Way Permit Application attachments and/or map.

  • Email Water-GIS@cedar-rapids.org to request mapping of water facilities within the project limits (include a detailed description or map).
  • Contractors can request login credentials to the City’s GIS Infrastructure Viewer by emailing itsupport@cedar-rapids.org for more information.

The following standard Water Standby notes must be included on any plan sheet where Standby will be required:

  • For any excavation within 6 feet of a marked large water main (16 inch or larger), the contractor is required to schedule standby Water Division personnel for that work.
    • Contact Water Engineering at (319) 286-5950.
    • A 24-hour minimum notice is required for scheduling.
  • For directional drilling crossings or installations within 6 feet of a marked large water main (16 inch or larger), the contractor is to locate and expose (pothole or vac excavate) the water main, and Water Division personnel are to be on site during that work.
    • Contact Water Engineering at (319) 286-5950.
    • A 24-hour minimum notice is required for scheduling.
  • Required minimum clearances:
    • From fire hydrants and main line valves, 5 feet on all sides.
    • From field marked water mains up to 12 inch, 6 feet parallel, and 2 feet above or below for crossings.
    • From field marked water mains 16 inch or larger, 10 feet parallel, and 2 feet above or below for crossings.
    • From field located (pothole) water mains 16 inch or larger, 6 feet parallel, and 2 feet above or below for crossings.
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