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DESIGN STANDARDS & ILLUSTRATIONS UPDATED APRIL 10, 2024

Please be advised that Bigfork Water & Sewer has updated the Design Standards & Illustrations for the District as of April 10, 2024.  Please see the new updated Design Standards by clicking on our Forms & Reports tab, then scroll down to Rules & Standards, then to Design Standards & Illustrations.  Or click the link below.

https://clients.ruralwaterimpact.com/documents/674/2024-04-10_-_Bigfork_Design_Standards_-FINAL.pdf

 

RULES & REGULATIONS UPDATED MARCH 2024

Please be advised that Bigfork Water & Sewer has updated the Rules & Regulations for the District as of March 2024.  Please see the new updated sets for both Water & Sewer by clicking on our Forms & Reports tab, then scroll down to Rules & Standards.

Montana Utility 811 Dig Rules

--Montana 811 ORG

Please be aware, as required by Montana Law MCA 69-4-5, anyone who excavates must notify the one-call notification center to have underground facilities marked prior to excavation. MCA 69-4-501(12)(a) defines "Excavation" as any operation in which earth, rock, or other material in the ground is moved, removed, or otherwise displaced by means or use of any tools, equipment or explosives.  The term includes but is not limited to grading, trenching, digging, ditching, drilling, augering, tunneling, scraping, and cable or pipe plowing and driving.

MCA 59-4-503 gives underground facility owners 2 FULL business days to complete their locate markings.  You must wait until ALL underground lines are located and marked or until you have been notified that they are clear of the area of excavation before beginning work.

MCA,59-4-5 also states that if you damage an underground facility because you did not follow the requirements, you could face a civil penalty as well as be responsible for any damages.

If you have any questions on this or any other "one-call" issues or to obtain a full copy of the Montana "Dig Law" please visit www.Montana811.org, or email me at clint.kalfell@montana811.org, or give me a call at 406-442-3070.

PLEASE REMEMBER BE SAFE AND CALL 811 EVERYTIME YOU DIG TO GET UTILITIES MARKED, EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU ALREADY KNOW WHERE EVERYTHING IS!