This page explains the process for street improvements associated with development projects. If you have questions, please call us.
Developer will please submit:
- Completed Planning Project Form
- Payment of initial fees — see Fee Schedule (PDF)
- Project initiation fee
- Field estimate fee
- Street improvement processing Fee
- Street improvement plan check deposit
- Grading plan check deposit — if applicable
- Easement acquisition fee — if applicable
- Plat and legal review deposit -- if applicable
- Two full-size sets of street improvement plans
- One full-size set of grading plans — if applicable
- One full-size set of landscape/irrigation plans — if applicable
- Typically complete three to four plan reviews. Developers should expect a 2-week turnaround for each review. We may require additional fees, depending on the scope of the project.
- Develop and email a cost estimate that includes the required district work deposits (for water facility installations, abandonments, relocations, etc.) and water meter capacity fees – see Fee Schedule.
- Complete the plan review process and provide plans that are satisfactory to Helix
- Submit the street address, assessor’s parcel number, and billing account information for each proposed water service
- Deposit the funds specified in Helix cost estimate
Dedicate an easement to Helix Water District
Developer will dedicate the easement by deed or final map for all public water facilities located outside of public right-of-way. Please see the Easement Preparation Instructions for more information.
Get Helix approval of a proposed backflow prevention device
We require backflow prevention devices on all new water services to prevent public water supply contamination. Submit for Helix approval the manufacturer’s cut sheets of the proposed backflow prevention device. Please see the list of approved backflow assemblies provided by USC’s Foundation for Cross Connection Control and Hydraulic Research at https://fccchr.usc.edu/list.html.
Submit outstanding documents
After Helix signs mylars, but before we release the project for construction and schedule a preconstruction meeting, the developer will:
- Submit 10 bond sets of the fully signed plan sets
- Complete and record easement documents
- Get Helix approval of proposed backflow prevention device(s)
- Complete and record property owner’s fire service agreement – if applicable
- Complete property owner’s submetering agreement – if applicable
Once the project is released for construction, Helix will schedule and complete the required work in approximately eight weeks, depending on the City's or County's permit approval process.