Plumbing

​​​The Electronic Safety and Licensing Application (eSLA) is now live for Plumbing. Customers must use eSLA to submit plan reviews/permits, as well as search the Public Lookup for this program area.​

Visit esla.wi.gov​​ to get started, or go to the Customer Information page for instructions on first-time login.
The Division of Industry Services (DIS) provides plumbing consultation, inspection, plan review, stormwater, and product review services. The division administers certifications, licenses, and registrations of individuals engaged in plumbing. Continuing education for the industry is available. Staff provide tracking of performance tests for cross connection control devices.

DIS coordinates with local certified municipalities that provide plan review services for certain types of installations.​ To become a local certified municipality, please visit the Delegated Agents​ page.​


Questions regarding the Plumbing code can be sent to DSPSSBPlbgTech@Wisconsin​.gov.

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Plan Reviews

1. Start at the Plan Review page for information about the types of plan reviews required and how to submit. Also check the Delegated Agent List​ to see if you can submit your plan review to the local municipality in lieu​ of DIS.


2. Tables SPS 382.20-1 and 382.20-2 list the systems and fixtures requiring plan review. An important criteria is that when 16 or more plumbing fixtures are being newly installed or affected by alterations and additions, plumbing plan review is probably needed.

  • Any public building in which more than 16 fixtures are being installed or remodeled needs plan review.
  • There are individual fixtures that at times need plan review.
  • A rental property that has three or more dwelling is subject to review.

Mobile Home Parks

     DIS administers water and sewer service provided in a mobile home park. Pre-installation plan review of
     the water and sewer systems in the park is done as a plumbing system plan review.

Cross Connection Control (CCC)

     Review of a CCC devices is required when the device is part of an overall plan review. Review of an
     individual device is required in health care facilities. In other cases, registration of the device is required.
     See SPS 382.20.

3. Use the instructions and guidance documents on the eSLA Support page to establish your eSLA login profile and navigate the application process.


4. Be sure to include the following documentation in your submittal. Use the Plumbing Checklist to ensure all required information is included. 

  1. Plan index.
  2. Plot/site plan showing size and pitch of sanitary sewer(s), storm sewer(s), and water service(s)​.
  3. Exterior storm, submit appropriate architectural roof drainage plans, site grade run off plans and contour lines showing what is drained to the plumbing system.  Show all pipe sizes and discharge rates after every inlet. See the Stormwater Plumbing System Plan Submittal Checklist.   
  4. Floor plan showing horizontal drains, water distribution lines, and all fixtures and equipment to be installed.
  5. 30/60 isometric diagrams of the drain, vent, water distribution, interior and exterior storm systems.  Indicate water supply, drainage fixture units, and storm area drainage with gpm loads with each change in pipe diameter.
  6. Complete water calculations in accord with SPS 382.40 (7). Links below for instructions and form. See Water Calculation Worksheet and Worksheet Instructions.
  7. Complete storm drain sizing calculations in accordance with SPS 382.36 (5).
  8. Remodeling or additions shall include existing loads.
  9. All plans must be properly signed per SPS 382.20 (4)(c).
  10. For water re-use submittals include information requested in the product approval.
  11. List fixture and plumbing appliance manufacturers, and model numbers. 
  12. Cut sheets or shop drawings of all fixtures and health care appliances located within a health care facility. Provide product approval letters for each health care appliance. Approved plumbing products can be found on the Public Lookup Site.
  13. Fixtures which require water or waste connections may need product approval.
  14. Complete sizing calculations for all grease interceptors.
  15. Identify specific materials for installations as listed in SPS 384.
  16. Signed Plumbing Checklist.

Plans

     Plans shall be legible and pertinent to only plumbing installations. Plans are required to be submitted in
     a single PDF under the "Submit Plan Building Specific" attachment in the application. 

Supporting Documentation

     All supporting documents such as, but not limited to: water distribution sizing calculations; fixture or
     piping specifications; soil and site evaluation form; and required signed submitter's checklist shall be
     ​provided under the “Additional Supporting Documentation” attachment in the application. 

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5. Start your plan review application on the eSLA Portal.

Inspections

Inspections are performed by local plumbing inspectors.​​

Form​s​​​
FormDescription

SBD-6154

SBD-6154

Plumbing Application for Review and Cross Connection Control Assembly Registration (PDF)
Plumbing Application for Review and Cross Connection Control Assembly Registration Word (fill-in)
SBD-6479 Instructions​​Water Calculations Worksheet Instructions
​SBD-6479​Water Calculations Worksheet
​SBD-9890X​Petition for Variance 
SBD-9927
SBD-9927
​Cross Connection Control Assembly Performance Test (PDF)
Cross Connection Control Assembly Performance Test (fill-in)
​SBD-10771​Order Cross Connection Assembly Identification Tags (DoA Document Sales)
Order Multi-Ply Paper Copies of Cross Connection Test Reports (DoA Document Sales)
SBD-10605​Affadavit of Plumbing Testing
SBD-10754
SBD-10754
​Double Check/DC Detector Performance Test (PDF)
Double Check/DC Detector Performance Test (fill-in)
​SBD-10766
SBD-10766
​Cross Connection Control Assembly Removal Notice (PDF)
Cross Connection Control Assembly Removal Notice (fill-in)
​SBD-10793​Soil Evaluation - Storm
​SBD-10860

SBD-10860
​Combination Water Calc Worksheet for Home Plumbing System and 13D Fire Protection System (PDF)
​Combination Water Calc Worksheet for Home Plumbing System and 13D Fire Protection System (fill-in)
​SBD-10881​Air Admittance Valve Test Report
SBD-10884​Stormwater Plumbing System Plan Submittal Checklist
​SBD-10889​Contractor Credential Verification for Building Projects
Required Chec​klist​
​Plumbing Plan Review Checklist

The Water Calc Crew file is an Excel program on CD that is available through State Document Sales (see page six of the catalogue, call 800-362-7253). The disc has two Excel files: 1) Water Calc Crew File and 2) Fire/Water Calc Crew File.​

Publications

DocumentDescription
Review of Site-Specific Devices Required Information for the Review of Site-Specific Commercial Water Treatment Devices
SBD-10837Erosion and Sediment Control Field Guide
​SBD-10884​Stormwater Plumbing System Plan Submittal Checklist
​Design Manual​Plumbing Multipurpose Piping Systems Design Manual
0.50 Chlorine​0.50 Chlorine Guidance
Chlorine Dioxide​Chlorine Dioxide Guidance
Copper-Silver Ion​Copper-Silver Ion Guidance
Pure Water Systems​Pure Water Systems Guidance
Ultraviolet​Ultraviolet Guidance
Flood Contamination​Flood Contamination and Plumbing
Plumbing License LawsPlumbing Laws in Wisconsin Brochure
​Farm Plumbing​Plumbing on the Farm Brochure
​Improving Your Water Quality​Water Quality Brochure
​Water Reuse Brochure​Water Reuse
Yard HydrantsProtect Your Water Brochure
Health Care Designation DocumentPlumbing Plan Review In Health Care Facilities
Rules for Water Heaters
​Rules for Water Heaters Used as Space Heaters
Chloramine Guidance DocumentChloramine Guidance Document

​Plumbing Products
The Plumbing Product Search databases below contain approvals of plumbing, private onsite wastewater treatment systems, and pools products. Drinking water treatment device approval information is also available.

Plumbing Product Search - Manufacturer

Plumbing Product Search - Products

Plumbing Product Search - Water Treatment


SBD-7966 Plumbing Standard and Product Review Application.

Required information to be submitted for review of water treatment devices. 

Required information to be submitted for review of chemical or biochemical septic tank additives. 

Required information to be submitted for review of alternate products. 

Required information to be submitted for review of chemical injection devices. 

Required information to be submitted for review of health care plumbing appliances. 

Required information to be submitted for review of prefabricated plumbing systems.
 

Soil Erosion/Stormwater Product Evaluations

Robert “Lenny” Kanter, Robert.Kanter@Wisconsin.gov, 608-261-6541, is the DIS storm water/erosion control consultant.

All erosion control product stipulations and references are currently tied to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Conservation Practice Standard, Interim Manufactured Perimeter Control and Slope Interruption Products (1071). Any previous reference to the Department of Safety and Professional Services document references this DNR Technical Standard for Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control. The Wisconsin DNR's Construction Site Erosion Control Standards.

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Installation Stipulations for Approved Products is a companion document that outlines recommended guidelines for the installation, and maintenance of manufactured perimeter control and slope interruption products on sites regulated by DSPS.​​

​Cross Connection Control Assembly (CCCA)


Registration and Test Reporting Instructions

​​Customer ID Number Search (Credential/License)


Cross Connection Control Assembly - Health Care Facilities

Plan review is necessary for new assemblies. Plan review will provide for the registration of the assembly and the assigning of a Regulated Object Number. Subsequent tests can be reported online.

The definition of "Health Care facilities:" A hospital, nursing home, community-based residential facility, county home, infirmary, inpatient mental health center, inpatient hospice, ambulatory surgery center, adult daycare center, end stage renal facility, facility for the developmentally disabled, institute for mental disease, urgent care center, clinic or medical office, child caring institution, or school of medicine, surgery or dentistry.

The fee for plan review of the following assemblies, when required (SPS Table 302.64-1), is $170 each:
- Reduced pressure principle backflow preventer
- Reduced pressure fire protection principle backflow preventer
- Pressure vacuum breaker assembly
- Back siphonage backflow vacuum breaker
- Reduced pressure detector fire protection backflow preventer

Online scheduler for cross connection control assembly plan review. You must have pop-ups enabled to use the scheduler.