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In addition to state and federal guidelines, the City of Elgin has specific engineering and construction standards and specifications that must be followed when constructing public improvements within the city limits. Adherence to these standards not only ensures the quality and consistency of public improvements within the city, but also ensures that they can be easily maintained by the Elgin Public Works Department once they are completed.

The city has prepared standard documents associated with engineering plan submittals.

Standard Details and Notes (to be included in plans as applicable)

  1. Standard Detail Sheets
  2. General Notes Sheet
  3. Standard Street Light Detail Sheet
  4. Ornamental Street Light Detail Sheet
  5. Standard Street Name Sign Sheet
  6. Street Trees Planting List
  7. Drainage Statement
  8. Watermain Hydrostatic Testing Procedure
  9. Water Meter Installation Configuration Diagrams

Cost Estimate, Surety Templates and Surety Reduction Documents

  1. EOPC - Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Cost - Download the excel spreadsheet
  2. Performance Bond Template
  3. Letter of Credit Template
  4. Maintenance Bond Template
  5. Indemnification Agreement for Surety Reduction
  6. Bond Reduction Requirement Checklist

Miscellaneous Documents

  1. Stormwater Permit Application
  2. City of Elgin Contact Information
  3. Sanitary Sewer Inspection Memorandum
  4. Signature block (plat of subdivision)
  5. Grant of Easement Standard Format
  6. Easement Provisions for Use on Plats Standard Format
  7. Final Plat - Required Certifications
  8. Certificate of Liability Insurance - Sample
  9. Small Cell Permit Application
  10. Dry Utility Permit Guidelines

General Information 

2007 Sanitary Sewer Master Plan (West Expansion Area)

The documents below provide the basis of design and layout for the wastewater collection system that will serve areas of the city’s planning area west of Randall Road. The master plan is a tool that shows future extensions of sewer service to new developments in the western service area.