What is a Sewage Collection System (SCS) Plan?

September 30, 2014 by Bailey Harrington

ww pipeAn organized sewage collection system (SCS) plan is required for any public or private sewage system for the collection and conveyance of sewage to a treatment and disposal system that is regulated in accordance to the provisions of Chapter 26 of the Texas Water Code.

A treatment and disposal system includes the following:

  • lift stations,
  • force mains,
  • gravity lines, and
  • All appurtenances necessary for conveying wastewater from a generating facility to a treatment plant.

A private sewerage system is the portion of the sewage system for a privately owned commercial, industrial, or multifamily development which extends down gradient from the convergence of two or more private service laterals from wastewater-generating facilities. This sewage collection system must be designed to meet the requirements of 30 TAC Chapter 217 and 30 TAC Chapter 213.

The forms and associated material to complete a SCS plan can obtain online through Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  Additional information is required with the SCS plan such as location maps, site plans, geologic assessment, plan and profile views of the sewage collection system lines, construction details sheets, calculations, and construction notes.  The construction plans of the sewage system must be certified by a registered Texas Professional Engineer.  Prior to initiating any types of constructions, an SCS plan must be submitted for review and approved by TCEQ.

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At BIG RED DOG, we’ve prepared hundreds of SCS plans. We’re happy to help you navigate the process for obtaining approvals. Just give us a call at (877) 733-3642.

Written by Bailey Harrington

Bailey Harrington

Bailey Harrington is our Hospitality Services Market Director and is a BIG RED DOG shareholder. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas with more than five years of engineering leadership experience as a project manager leading engineering projects in the United States and Afghanistan.