Utilities Planning
& Construction

Proposed March 2021 DRAFT ORANGE COUNTY UTILITIES STANDARDS & CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS MANUAL

The March 2021 DRAFT Orange County Utilities Standards and Construction Specifications Manual identifies the proposed changes made to the current manual. Additions are shown as blue underlined text and deletions are shown as red strikethroughs. Please email comments regarding any of the proposed changes made to the standards, specifications, detailed drawings, or appendix items by April 15, 2021, to Standards.Committee@ocfl.net. A virtual public meeting will be held via Webex on May 11, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The Orange County Utilities Standards Committee will discuss the proposed manual changes as well as address emailed public comments regarding the March 2021 draft.

An Appendix D virtual public meeting regarding the proposed List of Approved Products will be held on March 25, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. EDT with the Appendix D Subcommittee. This meeting will focus on Appendix D only. The products open for discussion are listed in the current 2011 Appendix D and the proposed Draft 2021 Appendix D. New products not already listed in the Draft 2021 Appendix will not be considered for the 2021 revision. All comments and questions regarding the manual should be emailed to Standards.Committee@ocfl.net.

Important Dates - Please email Standards.Committee@ocfl.net with comments and to receive an invite to the virtual meetings.
  • March 25, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EDT – Public Meeting to Discuss Appendix D Only
  • April 15, 2021 – Public Comments Due
  • May 11, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EDT – Public Meeting to Discuss DRAFT Manual – Join
March 2021 DRAFT Orange County Utilities Standards and Construction Specifications Manual March 2021 Meeting: DRAFT Orange County Utilities Standards and Construction Specifications Manual proposed changes

Hard copies of the DRAFT documents are not being provided.

The finalized 2021 manual will be made fully Section 508 compliant for accessibility. If you have any issues accessing the drafts, please email Standards.Committee@ocfl.net for assistance.

OC Utilities Standards & Construction
Specifications Manual

The 2011 Orange County Utilities Standards and Construction Specifications Manual identifies minimum design standards and specifications, submittal requirements, and approval or acceptance procedures to be used for water, wastewater, and reclaimed water systems that will be maintained and operated by the Orange County Utilities Department. Questions about the manual should be emailed to Standards.Committee@ocfl.net.

The manual is available in hard copy for $20. You can request a hard copy by calling (407) 254-9900 or sending us an email.

Submittal
Requirements

Record Drawing Submittal Requirements for Final Record Drawings or FDEP Partial Clearances:

Please refer to the 2011 Orange County Utilities Standards and Construction Specifications Manual when submitting final Record Drawings or FDEP partial Record Drawing clearances. See below for additional clarification:

  • Provide a complete set of scans signed and sealed by the Engineer of Record. Include a TIFF image for each sheet and a complete set in a single Adobe PDF file.
  • Provide three hard copies signed and sealed by the Engineer of Record.
  • Provide one hard copy signed and sealed by the surveyor and a CD containing an Excel file of the following tables:
  • Provide the AutoCAD file in .dxf or .dwg format.
  • Final Record Drawings combine all previous partial clearances, contractor As-builts, surveyed coordinates with asset table, and all Orange County Utilities work into one complete set.

Approval Process
and Procedures

CCTV Inspection Contractors for Wastewater Gravity Systems:

CCTV contractors who want to be added to the Orange County Utilities List of Approved CCTV Inspection Contractors for Wastewater Gravity Systems must follow the procedures set forth in the CCTV Approval Process provided below. CCTV contractors must submit the CCTV Inspection Contractor Qualification Form, along with all requested information and documentation, by email to Standards.Committee@ocfl.net.

Hydraulic Modeling Analysis

You will need to obtain connection pressure information from Orange County to properly design the water, wastewater, and/or reclaimed water system for your project. Request a hydraulic modeling analysis as follows.

For water and reclaimed water systems, prepare a written request including:

  • Fire flow demand. (water requests only)
  • Maximum day demand.
  • Location of your proposed connection point. Provide a sketch with an address or parcel ID.

Submit the request to HGL.Requests@ocfl.net.

For wastewater systems, prepare a written request including:

  • Average daily flow.
  • Peak hourly flow.
  • Location of proposed connection point. Provide a sketch with an address or parcel ID.
  • Request for pressure at the connection location.

Submit the request to HGL.Requests@ocfl.net.

For fire sprinkler systems, contact the Field Support Center (FSC) at (407) 836-6818 or send an email to UD-FSC@ocfl.net to schedule a fire hydrant flow test. The Orange County Office of the Fire Marshal requires a fire hydrant flow test for fire sprinkler system designs.

Contact Us

Utilities Engineering Division
Development Engineering Section
9150 Curry Ford Road, 2nd Floor
Orlando, FL 32825

Email: Utilities.DevEngineering@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 254-9900

All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.