Allen County Sanitary Engineer updates regulations and design specs

By Craig Kelly -

LIMA — Designers and home builders could have an easier time ensuring their sanitary sewer drainage designs are acceptable after updates to the Allen County Sanitary Engineer’s Office rules, regulations and procedures.

Approved by county commissioners Thursday, the updated and reformatted rules will separate the department rules and regulations into a separate document from the general specifications and design criteria, with updated renderings and material requirements included.

“The rules and regs we have on file have not been officially updated and documented by the commissioners in quite a while,” Allen County Sanitary Engineer Steve Kayatin said. “There have been changes along the way in terms of material types, specifications for construction and different requirements during to changing times.”

Splitting the design specifications from the regulatory requirements should help home builders and contractors by saving them the effort of sifting through regulations to find the specifications they need, according to Kayatin.

“It will make it less confusing for people who want our specifications for design and construction,” he said. “Separating the two, I will be able to just give them that document. You can hone in on a specific document for the purpose of what they’re seeking. It will be a nicer-looking document, and it will be a much more organized document.”

Specifications include diameter of pipe, depth requirements, soil testing and more, according to Kayatin. Both documents will be available on the Sanitary Engineer’s Office website,

By Craig Kelly

Reach Craig Kelly at 567-242-0390 or on Twitter @Lima_CKelly.

Reach Craig Kelly at 567-242-0390 or on Twitter @Lima_CKelly.

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