Standards & specifications

Providers and contractors must follow these standards and specifications.

What you need to know

Developers need these documents to define, design, construct and commission complex works infrastructure.

Complex works includes wastewater pumping stations, chemical dosing units and non-gravity wastewater systems.

Read these documents with either the relevant Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) codes of practice and associated Sydney Water supplements or the Sydney Water editions of the WSAA codes.

General documents

Wastewater pumping stations 

Designers and constructors must only use conforming standard products and/or listed non-standard products for components that are critical for the long-term performance of our infrastructure.

Conforming standard products 

These products must:


Listed non-standard products 

These are products we've deemed fit for purpose and/or provide equivalent functional performance to standard products. They're individually listed in the List of approved non-standard products.

Related documents

Deemed to Comply (DTC) drawings are approved design options that:
  • help to construct high volume, repetitive assets
  • supplement the use of WSAA Codes and their standard drawings. 

It isn't mandatory to use these drawings.

To download a drawing:
  1. go to either the water, wastewater, pumping station or facility fencing folder
  2. get the drawing number from the list
  3. download the drawing.
Please read the  Terms of use before using Deemed to Comply drawings.

We welcome any feedback or suggestions to improve these drawings. Send them to standards@sydneywater.com.au.

Providers and contractors must use these standards and specifications to design, construct, maintain or manage our infrastructure.

Technical standards and specifications


Sewerage flow schedule

You must use our Sewerage flow schedule to determine sewage flows, pipe sizes and grades for new wastewater designs. 
 

Protective coating standard

We need you to use the national standard WSA 201 Manual for Selection and Application of Protective Coatings when you apply protective coatings to our assets.

You can buy this standard from the Water Services Association of Australia. You must use our Supplement for WSA 201 with the standard.

Providers and contractors must use the Sydney Water editions of the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) codes to plan, design and construct water mains, gravity wastewater mains and sewage pumping stations.

For other infrastructure, you must follow the national editions of the codes and project specific variations.  You can buy the codes from the Water Services Association of Australia.

Sydney Water editions of the codes

  • WSA 03-2011 Water Supply Code of Australia - Sydney Water edition 2014 
  • WSA 02-2002 Sewerage Code of Australia - Sydney Water edition version 4.0 2017
  • WSA 04-2005 Sewage Pumping Station Code of Australia - Sydney Water edition 2012

National editions of the codes 

  • WSA 01-2004 Polyethylene Pipeline Code version 3.1 
  • WSA 06-2008 Vacuum Sewerage Code of Australia version 1.2 
  • WSA 07-2007 Pressure Sewerage Code of Australia version 1.1