The Engineering Services Section reviews and approves development plans for the city's infrastructure and in the city's Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) to ensure the proper design and construction of water, wastewater and storm sewer utilities. Additionally the section manages the Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) permit and inspection process by reviewing drawings, permitting projects requiring storm water quality controls as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
Preliminary drainage plan for platting
An easement is required when an area is set aside for installation and maintenance of utilities by public and private utility operators.
Joint Referral Committee (JRC) consists of representatives from Planning Dept., Fire Dept., Legal, Mayor’s Office and 3 divisions of PWE.
For the construction of on-street parking (parking pad)
Includes all work done inside the city limits, within City of Houston right-of-way; work done outside City Limits within in the ETJ (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgome
SWQ Permit is a permit that is required as part of the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) from the State of Texas.
For the construction of storm sewer and/or appurtenances and the use of the public properties of the City
A Construction General Permit, NOI, for construction sites five (5) acres or greater, or CSN (Small Construction Site), for construction sites one (1) acre and greater but less than five (5) acres,