Technical Standards

  • Creating new sewer connections to a public sewer, or to a private sewer that impacts a public sewer 
  • Modifying sewer connections to a public sewer, or to a private sewer that impacts a public sewer 
  • Constructing a new building
  • Reconstructing an existing building
  • Increasing the number of residential units in an existing building
  • Modifying sewage flows from any non-residential portions of buildings with an existing connection that impacts a public sewer (including a change in use of the building) 
  • Remodeling non-residential portions of buildings where any plumbing is modified.

Sanitary Sewer Technical Standards

The Intergovernmental Agreement Regarding Sanitary Sewers, which was adopted in 1992 by the Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District (District), the City of Champaign, City of Urbana and Village of Savoy, provided for the creation of a Sanitary Sewer Technical Committee (SSTC). It was charged with the responsibility of coordinating and implementing certain responsibilities set forth in that Agreement.  One of those responsibilities is to control connections to, and set standards for construction of, all municipal sanitary sewer systems tributary to the District.  To that end, the Technical Committee adopted a first set of standards in December, 1994.

 The SSTC Sanitary Sewer Technical Standards adopted in November 2020 shall be followed for all sanitary sewer construction permitted by UCSD and the Municipalities.  

SSTS Standards           

 It is the Sanitary Sewer Technical Committee’s intent through these standards that it is clear to the development, architectural, and engineering community what the District and each community’s sewer construction standards are.  This will result in consistent plan and specification submittals and simplify installation methods and expectations for contractors. Consulting engineering firms are encouraged to copy and incorporate these standards directly into their plans.