Western District Utility Connection Process

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The City of Georgetown has changed the inspection requirements for new water utility connections outside of the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ), formerly the area referred to as the Western District, effective October 1, 2017

As of  October 1, 2017, the Building Inspections Department requires you to pay a Customer Service Inspection processing fee rather than a plumbing permit if you are seeking to connect to the Georgetown water system or make changes to existing service connections.

A new connection or changes to an existing connection now requires a Customer Service Inspection (CSI) and an approved Back Flow Device installed as defined by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). You will be responsible for selecting and paying a qualified inspector to perform this CSI, either by a CSI registered inspector with TCEQ or a state plumbing inspector licensed by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. You will also be responsible for selecting and paying a qualified Backflow Prevention Tester to test required backflow device.

Click here for a map illustrating the Georgetown Water Operation Area.  If your property is located in the shaded area identified as “CSI Area Map” you will be impacted by this inspection change effective October 1, 2017. If you have any questions about whether your project is inside or outside of the Western District, please contact the Building Inspections Department; we will be happy to determine this for you based upon a physical address.

For all utility connection permits/plumbing permits processed on or before September 29, 2017, the City of Georgetown will continue to provide plumbing inspections as required today.

Please click here for an FAQ to better assist you through the process.

If you have any questions concerning the upcoming change to the inspection process, please call us at (512) 930-2550 and press opt. 1 or email permits@georgetown.org.

We appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

 

City of Georgetown