Engineering is responsible for identifying and implementing expansion and improvement infrastructure projects needed to provide safe and reliable water and sewer service to both existing and future customers. Engineering staff administers and manages the Capital Improvement Program, assists developers in building new residential and commercial properties, and provides support in the maintenance and repair of water mains, reservoirs, boosters, pressure reducing stations, wells, and the sewer system. Specific functions include:
- Conduct planning studies to evaluate existing and future water and sewer system improvement needs.
- Establish and implement the District's Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
- Assist in ensuring the District complies with State and Federal regulations.
- Maintain and update the District's Design Standards.
- Maintain and update technical data by GIS.
Capital Improvement Projects
The District's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a five-year planning schedule with each year approved in the correlating fiscal year. Long-term capital planning is a dynamic process and is part of the district's overall strategic plan. Capital planning involves identifying current and future needs and prioritizing them through an assessment process.
Projects listed in the CIP are reviewed annually by the District's staff to allow the program to be more responsive to changing needs, regulations, funding availability, and demand projections.
Development Procedures & Guidelines
The Guidelines were developed as a guide for persons and entities associated with the establishment of new or progressing developments within the District. These parameters are applicable to developers, design engineers, construction contractors, and other parties conducting development activities within the District. The objective of the Guidelines is to clearly identify the responsibilities and financial obligations of the Developer.
For customers needing a Water Connection and/or Sewer Lateral tie-in, a permit will need to be issued. Verification of location, contractors' license, and project specifics need to be coordinated through the engineering department. Please contact our technicians in the Engineering Department by calling (909) 888-8986 to arrange your appointment today.
Utility Research Request
East Valley Water District manages water and sewer utilities within the city of Highland, parts of San Bernardino City and County. For GIS mapping info or as-built drawings for engineering and project planning purposes, please contact our District's Engineering Department by calling (909) 888-8986.
To request an inspection, please contact the Engineering Department at least 48 hours in advance at (909) 888-8986.
The following guidelines provide an overview of the plan requirements necessary to complete an efficient and accurate review of submitted plans.
Plan Guidelines (PDF)Water and Sewer Plan Check Payment Application (PDF)
The following guidelines were developed to assist in backflow installation.
During a drought emergency, the following restrictions apply to construction projects. Drought Emergency Construction Restrictions (PDF)