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As water main materials are used and assembled, a visual inspection is required to determine the sanitary condition and suitability of all pipe and appurtenances. This on-site inspection will be provided by the city inspector assigned to the project.

Water mains and large services (3” or larger) over 20 feet in length are required to be disinfected, flushed, filled and pressure tested.

Please call 319-286-5950 to request your fill, flush, bacteria test or pressure test work order between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The inspectors will call your designated contact person to coordinate and to schedule the desired inspection activity.

Please note the following:

  1. Water main materials, installation and testing must comply with Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area (Metro) Design Standards and Specifications. This applies to both public and private water mains and large service lines (3”or larger) on the distribution side of the meter.
  2. Disposal of highly chlorinated water shall be in compliance with local, state & federal codes.
  3. Pressure/leakage test are conducted at 150 psi under the direction of the Cedar Rapids Water Utility.
  4. All water mains shall be disinfected in accordance with AWWA Standard C 651. NO WATER MAIN SHALL BE PLACED INTO SERVICE UNTIL ALL SAMPLES HAVE PASSED BACTERIOLOGICAL TESTS.
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