Things that a contractor needs when performing work in the Saint Paul Regional Water Services service area can be found in this section. If you need additional assistance, contact our engineering service desk at 651-266-6270 from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm (Monday - Friday).


Click to expand the options below for more information about the types of permits SPRWS offers.

Emergency Plumbing Work

Work requiring a plumbing permit and inspection that is performed on an emergency basis is exempt from obtaining a plumbing permit prior to the commencement of work. However, a plumbing permit must be obtained within 24 hours (weekends and holidays excluded), from the time of inspection or a double fee will be applied.

External Map

SPRWS is offering a new process to access our water facilities GIS data online: the SPRWS External Map on ArcGIS Online.

Please visit our external map hub page for more information and to submit an access form.

Standards for the Installation of Water Mains

2024 Water Main Standards  Standard Plates

Typical Settings for Plumbing Work

Settings for Small Meters (PDF - 220 KB)

Settings for 4 and 6-inch Meters (PDF - 140 KB)

Seasonal Lawn Sprinkler Service (PDF - 196 KB)

Water Code

The water code is the Title XI - WATER UTILITY section of the Saint Paul Code of Ordinances.

Last Edited: April 4, 2024