Standards and Details

The Lake County Public Works Department (LCPW) maintains 390 miles of sanitary sewer main, 250 miles of water main, three wastewater treatment plants, 12 water systems, and other associated infrastructure.  We all work together to ensure that system is well-maintained and operating costs are as low as possible. It is important we all meet consistent standards of material quality and construction procedures. 

The standards below apply to all public and private infrastructure:

Service Pipe Construction Standards

FormDescription 
Connection StandardsPermit card conditions for connecting service pipes to mains (new construction, service line replacement). List of acceptable materials and construction procedures.
Disconnection Standards
Permit card conditions for disconnecting service pipes from mains (demolition permits, service line replacement). List of acceptable materials and construction procedures.
Service Pipe Repair Standards
Permit card conditions for repair of service pipes. List of acceptable materials and construction procedures.


Other Standards

FormDescription
Standard Easement Language
Template language for recorded plats and easements where LCPW infrastruction is located on private property.  Contact us at 847-377-7500 to discuss your project.
Standard Record Drawing RequirementsStandard language for design plan sets requiring record documentation.  Contact us at 847-377-7500 to discuss your project.
Grease Basins Approved for UseThe LCPWD has approved a number of grease basins that satisfy the Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) removal regulations of the Lake County Code.

 

Lake County Public Works Details

All plan sets must include all relevant, official Lake County Public Works Department (LCPWD) details. All plan set specifications shall meet these standards. Contact us at 847-377-7500 to discuss your project. 

FormDescription
Sanitary Manhole
Standard design of sanitary manholes that will be owned and maintained by the LCPWD.
Water Service
Standard installation detail for new and repaired water services.  
Trench Backfill
Proper protection to prevent pipe settling and damage.  
Pressure Connection Vault
All new pressure connections to existing watermain pipe shall occur in an installed vault.  
Valve Vault
Standard vault to allow for access and maintenance.  
Precast Drop Manhole
Drop manholes are required when there is a significant difference in pipe invert elevations. This detail is for new manholes.  
Exterior Field Built Drop Connection
Drop manholes are required when there is a significant difference in pipe invert elevations. This detail demonstrates a modification to a standard manhole.  
Grease Trap :  Standard Detail 1,000 Gallons
Standard performance standards for grease trap construction. The LCPWD has a list of pre-approved grease basins that satisfy the Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) removal regulations of the Lake County Code.
Fire Hydrant
Specifications for all new fire hydrants.  
Sanitary Service and Riser
Standard installation detail for new and repaired sanitary sewer services.  
Valve Box
Standard valve box installation.
Air Release Valve Vault
Air release valves release pressure at high points in the water main. Valve vaults allow access to the facility.
Thrust Restraint for HDPE Pipe
Standard installation of thrust blocks for high-density polyethylene pipe.  
Typical Duplex Lift Station
Typical design of a duplex lift station.