Plans Review and Approval for Public Water Systems

  1. Preliminary Engineering Reports (PERs)
  2. Preliminary construction drawings (PPs)
  3. Engineering Reports (or calculations)(ER) for treatment projects
  4. Final construction documents
    • Final Drawings/Plans 
    • Specifications 
    • Engineering Reports or Calculations
  5.  Water Supplier Approval/Acceptance Letters
  1. Plan Documents for Sewer/Wastewater Construction Projects
  2. Compliance and Enforcement Documents
  3. Permit applications (ARAP, Construction Stormwater, etc.)
  4. Projects required to be submitted in hard copy
  5. Approval extension requests – email to (no fee)
  1. Gather all documents and payment method (credit card or e-check):
    Cover letter
    Approval letter from owner (sample letter)
    Drawings as a separate single searchable PDF, legible when printed on 11X17 inch paper
    Specifications as a separate single searchable PDF
    Engineering report or calculations as a separate single searchable PDF
    Ensure that all drawings, specifications, engineering reports, and calculations are sealed by an engineer licensed in Tennessee. Small water line projects 3000 feet or less in length and serving 10 or fewer service connections may be submitted without a professional engineer.
  2. MyTDEC Forms – Engineering Services
    Click the link above, then "Begin Form Entry". You will need to register for an account (Skip "Add electronic signature capability" when registering). You can use the same account for multiple projects.
  3. Complete all sections of the Form and upload files.
  4. Electronic payment is required to complete the submittal.
  1.  Project review will commence once BOTH the plans and the payment are received.
  2.  Review the status of your project HERE or by clicking on the Dashboard in MyTDEC Forms.
  3.  You will be notified of any additional requirements via an email directing you to the MyTDEC Form. Responses and additional information are to be uploaded to MyTDEC Forms by clicking on the link provided in the email.
  4. Once plans are approved, you will receive an e-mail with the approval letter and a unique link to download a PDF of the approved documents.
  1. Project review will commence when both the electronic plan documents and the fee payment are received.
  2. Check on the review status of your project HERE
  3. Once the plans are approved, you will receive an email with an attached approval letter and a unique link to download a PDF of the stamped, approved plan documents.

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