Cross Valley Water District is a special purpose District and works with Developers/ Property owners to extend existing water and sewer mains. We are here to assist and make sure that the District design and construction standards are being met. Coordination with the District is also required whenever a development activity modifies or improvements are made to properties.
Developer Extension Agreements are used for water and sewer main extensions and maybe used for fire hydrant extensions/ relocations, fire sprinkler vaults, water service connections for short plats that connect off an existing water main, and new side sewer connections.
A Developer Extension Agreement is a contract between the District and a developer or property owner to construct water and/or sewer facilities on property owned by the developer, and in roads, easements, or other rights of way described in an approved application (RCW 57.22).
If you wish to establish a Developer Extension Agreement with the District, this form will get you started with the process. Please contact the District at 360-668-6766 or email Develop with any questions.
The inquiry form provides the opportunity for the District to review the proposed development project, requested connection to the system, or improvements / modifications to properties and inform the applicant of water and sewer connection conditions. On this form you may also request Availability certificates, which are required by the building permit authority.
- DE Pre-Process
- Phase 1- Design and Approval
- Phase 2 - Construction
- Phase 3 - Service Connection
- Phase 4- Completion
A completed Service Inquiry form is received and reviewed. If an extension is required a pre-application and agreement meeting is held to discuss the requirements and review of proposed preliminary construction plans.
During this phase, the items listed are included and completed.
- The application and agreement
- Estimated financial summary
- Plan review and corrections
- Permit applications completed
- Applicable fees paid
The Bond, Insurance, and required permits are received and construction may begin with the District approved plans. The required tests, inspections, punch list and approved As-Builts are completed.
The completion forms are completed and submitted to the District for review. All fees and charges are recalculated, and water meter applications or side sewer permits are completed.
In order to obtain final approval from the District you must submit the following documents for Board approval. The board meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
- All easements signed, returned, reviewed by District Engineer and Recorded (if applicable)
- As-built drawings completed and approved, including digital copies
- All fees paid to close out Developer Extension and deposits to cover warranty period inspections
- Construction completed
- Final inspection and punch list completed
- All permits closed out (for example, Right of Way)
- Bill of sale signed and returned.
- Certificate of Cost for Water/Sewer Distribution System form filled out.
- Maintenance Bond ( typically 10% of construction cost and for 2 years)
There will be no prior approval until these items are completed to the District’s satisfaction, unless a conditional acceptance has been approved an/or an early use agreement has been executed.
After the project has been accepted by the Board of Commissioners the Maintenance Bond will begin. Once the Maintenance Bond begins any existing Performance Bond will be released.
Typically, after two years of the board acceptance date the District will reinspect the project and report any punch list items that need to be completed. Once these items are taken care of by the Developers contractor, the maintenance bond can be released and the project is deemed fully complete.