or any project that result in changes in drainage patterns
In general, the public utility company is responsible for obtaining the necessary Street Opening Permit for service installation. A handbook entitled "Rules and Regulations Governing Street Excavations" may be obtained at the Public Works Office, 25 Bare Cove Park Drive. It should be noted that except for emergencies, a public-way may not be opened for a period of 5 years following resurfacing or reconstruction. Additionally, a Winter Moratorium on all street openings is in effect November 15th through April 15th every year.