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Aurora Water Design Standards, Specifications and Fees

Water and Sewer 2023 Fees Adjustments

Effective January 1, 2023, the Aurora Water Department will be implementing changes to the water and sanitary sewer connection fee as charged by the Department per the City of Aurora Development and Connection Fee Schedule for all meter sizes serving indoor uses for single family detached, attached, multi-family and commercial water service connections. For 2023, the schedule does include a fee differential between recoverable and non-recoverable use for commercial meters equal to 1-1/2 or greater.  Fees paid after December 31, 2022 will be subject to the new connection fee schedule.  Note that some classifications are subject to a decrease in charges.

2023 Tap Fee Schedule Update letter to Developers, Builders, Engineers and Contractors 

2023 Water Development Fees

     2022 Water Development Fees

Design Standards and Specifications

Letter to Developers, Builders, Engineers and Contractors

Effective April 24, 2023, the Aurora Water Department will be implementing a revised edition to the standards and
specifications manual. This document will provide construction and acceptance standards for public and private
water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage infrastructure.

Notable revisions to the specifications include:

  • The water meter installation procedure and warranty were updated

  • Clearance depths for wet utility crossings, including critical infrastructure were updated

  • Added language regarding material storage and material rejection

  • Additional standards were added to polypropylene storm sewer pipe installations

  • New requirements were added to the banked meter pit detail

  • A new car wash standard was added to the specifications

  • New language was added regarding large commercial and industrial water users and the evaluation
    criteria for allowable flow rates

  • Dimensions were added for the large diameter meter vault installation.

Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated, please refer all questions to [email protected].

2023 Water, Sewer, and Storm Drainage Standards


As-Built Drawings Submittals Minimum Requirements Check-list

 Aurora Water Design Standards and Specifications

Private Stormwater Ponds - Maintenance Guide
Domestic Service Allocation Agreement Form
Irrigation Allocation Agreement Form
Meter Pit Lid - Approved Materials Modification Effective 9/27/21
Stormwater and Wastewater Lift Station Design and Engineering Guidelines NEW Oct. 17, 2022

As-Built drawings are required at initial acceptance for public and private utility infrastructure installation. Review and approval by the Aurora Water department is required for initial acceptance.

As-Built Submittal Checklist

Civil Plan Review Checklist

Civil (Utility) Pre-Acceptance Review Checklist

Fire flow modeling, utility maps and meter sizing questions, contact [email protected] or 303.739.7370

Drainage Criteria Manual

The Drainage Criteria Manual focuses on drainage criteria and submittal requirements for master, preliminary and final drainage studies. There are also sections that discuss water quality, as well as erosion and sediment control. This manual is used in planning and design stages because most development requires that resultant drainage is considered part of the planning and design. 

Drainage Report Review Checklists
Preliminary Drainage Report (PDR) Review Checklist
Master Drainage Report (MDR) Review Checklist
Stormwater Conveyance - Notification of Adjacent Property Owners

Pond Certificate Requirements for Engineers

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