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Engineering Standards

Engineering Standards

SA Water currently operate more than $6 billion of South Australian engineering infrastructure consisting of water and wastewater assets, including pipelines, pumping stations, treatment plants, reservoirs and tanks.

A suite of  Engineering Standard documents (i.e. Standards, Guidelines and Drawings) have been developed to assist in the design, development, maintenance and management of our infrastructure.

Document Re-numbering

SA Water will be changing numbers of all standards and guidelines as documents are modified. Please refer to the attached Notification for full details.

Document Re-numbering Information


Technical Standards

Technical Standards define SA Water's requirements for the construction and modification to SA Water assets. It is intended that technical standards form part of the construction contract documentation and are contractually binding.

Technical Guidelines

Guidelines are intended to inform the designer of principles and practices to be applied to the construction and modification of SA Water assets. Guidelines cover the design of particular types of infrastructure (such as pumping stations) as well as systems (such as electrical and computer-based) and are applicable to all infrastructure types. It is intended that technical guidelines form part of the project contract documentation and the principles and practices they specify are contractually binding upon designers and constructors.

Standard Drawings

Standard Drawings define SA Water's requirements for the construction and modification to SA Water assets. It is intended that standard drawings form part of the construction contract documentation and are contractually binding.

Typical Drawings

Typical drawings are intended to inform the designer of SA Water's Engineering Standards which may be one acceptable method, or SA Water's preferred method of complying with Engineering Standards. Typical drawings are generally specific to types of infrastructure. Typical drawings may be used by designers as a base to develop their own designs. They are not to be used as construction documents and must be reviewed and modified, as required, by designers to produce project specific design drawings for construction. SA Water accept no responsibility for contractor designs based on typical drawings or assets constructed to typical drawings.

Note: It is the responsibility of the designer to ensure they apply the latest engineering documentation is used by the contractor when engaged on an SA Water project.

For information regarding SA Water's Engineering Standards please contact:

Murat Aksoy
Manager Engineering Technical Services
250 Victoria Square, ADELAIDE SA 5000
GPO Box 1751, ADELAIDE SA 5001
Phone: (08) 7424 2049
Email: murat.aksoy@sawater.com.au

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