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SDOT Works With SPU to Streamline Water Service Application Process

Posted on Oct 4, 2019 in:
  • Permitting
  • Industry Issues
  • Advocacy

Beginning Dec. 2, 2019, SDOT is eliminating the requirement to get a street restoration (51M) permit before submitting the water service application to SPU. Instead, SPU will apply for the restoration permit and name the property owners as the Financially Responsible Party as agreed upon in the Water Service Application and Agreement.

As the permit owner, SPU will be responsible for the installation and temporary restoration, while the property owner will be responsible for the permanent restoration and payment of the permit fees. This change streamlines the process and means less paperwork for everyone! SDOT’s Street Use team will be sharing more details soon.

Contact Melody Berry with questions at or Seattle Government Affairs Manager Aliesha Ruiz, 425.460.8204.


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