Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 8 – 40 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 3 CHAPTER 8. SUBDIVISION & SITE PLAN STANDARDS | Article 8.7. Utilities Sec. 8.7.3. Public Water and Sewer Stubs 2. If a connection is made, the developer shall extend sewer lines to the periphery of the development unless otherwise approved by the Raleigh Director of Public Utilities. C. Crossing a CM District or Protective Yard 1. Sewer lines that traverse a CM District or a protective yard for a distance of at least 50 feet or more shall be built with a bend to prevent direct sight view through the district or protective yard provided that such bend does not exceed a 90-degree angle. 2. All sewer lines 12 inches or less within a CM District or a protective yard shall be constructed of ductile iron. 3. The requirement of a bend within a CM District or a protective yard may be waived or modified by the Raleigh Director of Public Utilities where the gradient will not permit gravity flow or where the CM District or a protective yard fails to contain a vegetative screen. D. Community Sewer System 1. Development located outside the corporate limits of the City but within the extra-territorial jurisdictional area of Raleigh and located within the utility service area as shown on Map PU-1 of the Raleigh 2030 Comprehensive Plan, developers that install or propose to install community sanitary sewer systemmust install the system in accordance with the City design, materials and construction standards and methods. 2. The design, materials and construction standards and methods are subject to the same regulations as if the community sewer system was connected to the system of the City of Raleigh. Sec. 8.7.3. Public Water and Sewer Stubs A. In a residential development or subdivision located in a Residential District, the developer shall extend water and sewer service stubs to the property line on each side of the development where the locations of the service stub connections are known before the streets are paved. B. If curbs are installed, the location of service stubs shall be stamped on the curbs. C. In all other developments, the responsibility for making and paying for water and sewer service stub extensions shall be borne by the owner of the property to be served by the extension. D. Extensions shall be made according to City standards and specifications. Sec. 8.7.4. Underground Utilities A. Extension of Utility Systems Electrical and telephone service shall be extended by the developer to each lot within a development. B. Primary Services All new primary electrical, telephone, fiber optic and cable distribution lines installed to serve a project shall be placed underground within the entire development to serve each parcel or building, without expense to the City. C. Secondary Services 1. Within the development, all new secondary utilities installed to serve the project shall be placed underground without expense to the City. 2. Secondary utilities shall be underground from the point they enter the site and shall include but not be limited to pad mounted or subterranean transformers, secondary electrical, telephone, fiber optic and cable distribution lines. 3. Underground secondary electrical services shall originate from a ground mounted or subterranean electrical transformer. Ground mounted transformers shall not be located in the public right-of-way. D. Street Lights 1. When installing underground electrical and telephone service, underground terminal facilities for street lighting shall be installed along public streets. All street light designs must follow the Standards for Roadway Illumination as established by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. 2. The average maintained footcandle level for outlying and rural roads as defined by Illuminating Engineering Society of North America shall be no less than 3/10 and the uniformity ratio shall be no greater than 64. 3. The City will not take responsibility for any street lighting system until it meets the above standards.