Get Approved

Forms, environmental requirements and information required of contractors to get approved to work on Utilities projects.

Stormwater Drainage Manual
This manual establishes stormwater control requirements for all new public and private development and redevelopment in the City of Columbus. It requires post construction stormwater controls for both water quality and water quantity.

Get Certified to Work on City Utilities
Authorization is required prior to working on city power, water or sewer lines. For water and sewer certification, contractors must submit an application(PDF, 170KB) to 111 N Front Street and meet with a Review Board. Contractor licenses must be renewed annually. 

For power certification, contractors must complete required training(PDF, 2MB) with all employees working on-site for any upcoming project and submit a Training Verification Form(PDF, 120KB) to

Residents can search the Citizen Portal for approved contractors. Note: DPU does not endorse or recommend any contractor.

Chlorination Request Form to Disinfect Water Mains
Contractors with water lines ready to be chlorinated will need to complete aChlorination Request Form(PDF, 169KB). A Request Checklist(PDF, 85KB) should be used to assure all aspects and data required in the request form are captured. Check the Water Forms section for additional documents.

EMS Service Provider Responsibilities
Consultants, contractors, & vendors have several environmental requirements when performing work either for the DPU, at DPU facilities, or on DPU job sites. Review the EMS Policy and the Awareness Procedure to learn more.

Forms – Ohio EPA Worksheets and Project Summary Sheets
Required for Division of Water Work.

Forms - Utilization of Subcontractors
Forms and information required to utilize subcontractors while doing business with the Department of Utilities.

Private Sewer Agreement
This form is required to obtain permission to construct a private sanitary sewer discharging into the City Sewerage System, in accordance with City Standard Specifications. More About Private Sewer Agreement.

CAD Digital Submission Standards
For the creation and submittal of digital drawings, a Zip format file with Microsoft Word standards document and an autocad drawing template is available.

Water Distribution Facilities Approved Materials List
Developers or contractors constructing potable water facilities within the City of Columbus and surrounding contracted water service areas shall indicate all materials used in conjunction with the project & submit this form (includes Approved Materials List) in its entirety. Approved Materials List(PDF, 330KB).

Sewer Facilities Approved Material List
Developers or contractors constructing sanitary and storm water facilities within the City of Columbus shall use the materials approved and listed on the Approved Products List(PDF, 123KB).

Supplemental Permit Questionnaire
This form must be completed for NPDES Industrial Activity for any facilities that manufacture or process any of the numerous products or activities listed on the following page.