Technical standards

Technical standards

Technical Standards define our requirements for the construction and/or modification of SA Water’s assets. Technical Standards form part of contract documentation and are contractually binding.

01 - General

Responsible: Refer to Document Control Page of Standard
New Number
TS 0100

Requirements for Technical Drawings

CADD Drawing Sheets and Templates

TS 0101

Safety in Design

TS 0103Survey Requirements Specification2.0
*TS 0120 Electronic Security Installation Standards  
*TS 0121 Physical Security Site Standards General Definitions. Includes Amendment 1 Relating to Door and Steel Cladding Thickness  
TS 0131 Asset and Location Hierarchy Data 1.3
TS 0132 Operating & Maintenance Manuals 1.0
TS 0133 Requirements for Asset Labelling 4.0
TS 0134Requirements for Automated Assessment1.1

02 - Mechanical & Hydraulics

Responsible: Principal Engineer, Mechanical & Hydraulics  - Gordon Holmes
Legacy Number
New Number
TS 27N/A Bolt Tightening Procedure for Mechanical Plant 2.0
TS 59N/A Specification for EWS Departmental Flanges - 1983 (Reference Specification Only) 2.0
TS 112N/A Process and Instrumentation Diagrams 2.0
N/ATS 0230 Gate and Butterfly Valve Requirements3.0
TS 146bN/A Requirements for Pump Specification, Procurement and Testing and The Preparation of Pump Datasheets 3.0
TS 146cN/A Mechanical Requirements for The Commissioning and On-Going Monitoring of Pumps and Associated Equipment 1.0
TS 147N/A Surge Mitigating Infrastructure 2.0
N/ATS 0260Requirements for Flow Meters1.0
N/ATS 0270The Design & Construction of Small / Medium Gas Chlorination Systems 1.0
TS 159bN/AColour Coding of Pipework1.0

03 - Electrical

Responsible: Principal Engineer, Electrical - Justin Hamra
TS 0300 Supply and Installation of Low Voltage Electrical Equipment 3.0
TS 0302Stand-alone Solar Power Supply Systems1.0
TS 0340Design, Supply, Installation and testing of High Voltage Equipment2.0
*TS 0350 SCADA Systems2.0
*TS 0360PLC and HMI Systems2.0
TS 0370Fire Detection and Emergency Evacuation Systems1.0
TS 0371Arc Flash Hazard Assessment and Design Aspects1.0
TS 0376Classification and Design for Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas1.0

04 - Materials Science

Responsible: Principal Engineer, Materials Science - Kingsley Brown
Legacy Number
New Number
N/ATS 0420 Welding Requirements (Metal)2.0
N/ATS 0440Cathodic Protection Part 1 - Pipelines2.0
N/ATS 0460Liners and Floating Covers for Earth Bank Storages for Potable or Recycled Water2.0
N/A TS 0464 PVC Waterstop2.0
N/ATS 0465Mortar Repair Systems1.0
TS 15N/A Protection of Steelwork In Submersible Environments 1.0
TS 16N/A Protection of Steelwork In Atmospheric Environments 1.0
TS 18N/A Protection of Steelwork In Buried Environments 1.0
TS 54N/A Supply of Steel Vent Tube Bases and Vent Base Holding Down Bolts 2.0
TS 55N/A The Supply of 305 mm Diameter Welded Steel Vent Tubes 2.0
TS 98N/A Surface Preparation and Protection of Cast Iron Using Potable Water Approved Ceramic Filled Solventless High Build Epoxy 1.0
TS 137N/A Rehabilitation of Concrete  Wastewater Manholes 2.0

05 - Reticulation Networks

Responsible: Principal Engineer, Reticulation Networks - Tom Galek
New Number
TS 0500 Authorised Products for Maintenance of Water & Sewer Systems 1.0
TS 0502 Authorised Products Gravity Sewer and Pressure Pumping Main Systems       5.0
TS 0503 Authorised Products for Water Systems 5.2
TS 0504 Authorised Products for Packaged Sewer Pumping Stations 1.1
TS 0506 Authorised Products for Vacuum Sewer Systems 1.0
TS 0507 Authorised Products for Pressure Sewer Systems 1.0
TS 0520Methods of Temporary Storage and Transfer of Sewage1.0
TS 0521 Raising and Lowering Access Covers
Contractor Report
TS 0522Allowable Pipe Size, Class and Materials for Reticulation Water Mains1.0
TS 0524

CCTV Inspection of Gravity Sewer Infrastructure

CCTV Acceptance Test Report


06 - Civil

Responsible: Principal Engineer, Civil & Structural - Hany Habib
TS 4N/A Packing Sand (Pipe Embedment and Trench Fill Sand) 1.0
TS 142N/A Vehicular Cross-Over’s for Above Ground Mains 1.0
N/ATS 0600Water Tightness Testing of Liquid Retaining Structures1.0

06 - Civil (Geotechnical)

Responsible: Principal Engineer, Dams and Geotechnical - Moji Kan
TS 0630Coarse Aggregates for Civil Works2.0

07 - Structural

Responsible: Principal Engineer, Civil & Structural - Hany Habib
TS 0710 Concrete 1.0
TS 0720  Access Infrastructure for Water Tanks1.1

* These standards are not publicly available, to view please email Engineering Business Support

  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Polkinghorns Rd
  • Arthurton
  • 18/06/2020
  • Water Supply On
  • 18/06/2020 03:05 PM - We are attending to an incident in Arthurton with no interruption to the water supply. The safety of our crews and customers comes first, and we always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as quickly as we can. Reference Number WO: 07505663.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • College St
  • Port Adelaide
  • 23/04/2021
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 27/04/2021 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 27/04/2021 06:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Port Adelaide. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. Temporary traffic management may remain in place until reinstatement of the impacted road is complete. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as safely and quickly as we can.

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