Icon Water water supply and sewerage standards
- The Water Supply and Sewerage Standards (WSSS) are now based on WSAA codes: WSA-02 Gravity Sewerage Code of Australia, WSA-03 Water Supply Code of Australia, and WSA-04 Sewage Pumping Station Code of Australia. The Icon Water Supplements to WSA-02 and WSA-03 are available for download via the web-links below and these supplements take precedence over the individual codes. Icon Water’s supplement to WSA-04 will be made available to the relevant parties (e.g. designers and constructors) who are providing sewage pumping stations for Icon Water when the need arises. Even though we have published supplements, designers and constructors will still need to be familiar with each individual code and these can be purchased directly from the WSAA website online store
- ** Updated 2024 ** NARROW TERRACE BLOCK: New drawing for Water and Sewerage services for narrow terrace blocks (Block with maximum width of 7.5m) has been published and is now available in the set of Icon Water Drawings.
- Starting August 2023, Icon Water requires 100% CCTV inspections for all newly constructed sewer mains, in addition to adhering to other requirements outlined in section 21 of the supplement to the gravity sewer code. It's essential to recognise that any failure to provide complete and accurate CCTV information and reports (based on the WSA 05 requirements) for newly constructed assets will lead to delays in both the project completion and the acceptance of the asset.
STD-SPE-G-011 Supplement to WSA 02-2014-3.2 – Gravity Sewerage Code of Australia
STD-SPE-G-012 Supplement to WSA 03-2011-3.2 – Water Supply Code of Australia
Deviation from Standards
Deviation from Standards - Checklist and form
- Developers (and their nominated agents such as consulting engineers and constructors) are required to comply with the requirements of Icon Water’s new Asset Creation and Acceptance Process document. This document describes the process for interacting with Icon Water depending upon the nature of the development proposed. This document in-conjunction with the Water and Sewerage Service and Installation Rules provides overarching compliance details which describes design and construction requirements (as well as network protection requirements) associated with Icon Water assets. These documents can be downloaded below and the accompanying forms can be downloaded under the “Forms” dropdown menu at the bottom of this webpage.
- Plumbers and drainers whose scope of works is limited to the installation of water meters and consumer premises plumbing from the property connection (aka “tie”) point do not need to purchase WSAA codes or refer to the Icon Water WSA 02 and WSA 03 supplements. Instead, we have published a small specification for this purposes and this is available for download via the web-link below:
- A set of standard drawings (aka “the SD Series”) as well as additional specifications compliment the documents listed above. Compliance with these drawings and specifications is also a mandatory requirement when designing and constructing water supply and sewerage assets for Icon Water. These drawings and specifications can be downloaded via the dropdown menus at the bottom of this webpage.
As part of the asset creation and acceptance process (Ref: STD-SPE-G-019 Developer Provided Assets – Water Supply and Sewerage – Asset Creation and Acceptance Process) various forms are required to be submitted by developers (or their authorised agent) for different projects (e.g. Minor Works, Major Works) and at different stages of a project. The forms can be downloaded using the web-links below. Note: As at 2 July 2018, the forms with “ACAP” in their title have replaced Icon Water’s previous “WSSS” forms. The Bill of Quantities forms remain unchanged.
- Updated ACAP: Advice on Commencement of Hydraulic Works Rev 03
- Updated ACAP: Application for Provisional Certificate of Operation Rev 06
- Updated ACAP: Design Form Pack Major Works Rev 05
- Updated ACAP: Design Form Pack Minor Works Rev 05
- Bill of Quantities Online Form (The Consulting Company is required to submit this BOQ form as it requires the information in the work as executed.)
As part of the asset creation and acceptance process (Ref: STD-SPE-G-019 Developer Provided Assets – Water Supply and Sewerage – Asset Creation and Acceptance Process) developers (or their authorised agent) are required to comply with WSA 02 Gravity Sewerage Code of Australia and WSA 03 Water Supply Code of Australia as amended by Icon Water in supplements STD-SPE-G-011 and 012 respectively. In addition to these codes and supplements, the specifications listed below are also required to be complied with as well as any another project specific documentation issued by Icon Water. Additional specifications (not shown here) also exist for projects deemed to be “Major Works – Complex” or for projects executed directly for Icon Water by parties who have a contract with Icon Water. Such specifications will be issued prior to design commencement, or at the time of tendering or the award of contract as applicable.
- STD-SPE-C-001 Technical Specification – Civil and Structural Works
- STD-SPE-C-004 Technical Specification – Survey and Tolerancing Requirements
- STD-SPE-G-005 Supplement to WSA 201 – Manual for the Selection and Application of Protective Coatings
- STD-SPE-G-008 Design Guidelines for Safe Access, Egress and Working at Heights
- STD-SPE-G-009 Supplement to AS 1657 Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and Ladders
- STD-SPE-G-018 Drafting Standard
- STD-SPE-M-002 Technical Specification - Piping and Valves
- STD-SPE-M-003 Technical Specification – Hydraulically Operated Automatic Water Control (Globe) Valves
- STD-SPE-E-008 Network Metallic Pipeline Electrical Hazard Design Requirements
As of 30 August 2019, Icon Water has amended and added to the existing suite of SD Series drawings. The complete set of “SD Series” drawings can be downloaded via the individual PDF file shown below. Developers, and their authorised agents are required to comply with the new “SD Series” of drawings as part of the asset creation and acceptance process (Ref: STD-SPE-G-019 Developer Provided Assets – Water Supply and Sewerage – Asset Creation and Acceptance Process). Designers and Constructors executing projects via a contract with Icon Water are also required to comply with these drawings as well as any others issued as part of the project specific documentation package.
Designers should note the difference between drawings with a “-C” suffix versus a “-D” suffix, as well as noting the check marks in the drawing title block (“Asset Area Applicability”):
- “-C” means that the drawing shows minimum mandatory requirements that must be complied with. However, a designer cannot reference a “-C” drawing in an “Issued For Tender” or “Issued For Construction” set. The Designer must only use a “-C” drawing to produce a drawing (or drawings) that are sufficiently detailed for constructors to tender on and build to.
- “-D” means that the drawing has been completed similar to a reputable engineering consultant’s level of detail as part of an “Issued For Construction” set of drawings. The designer is free to reference an Icon Water “-D” drawing in their design set and they do not need to redraw such a drawing. This leads to lower costs for developers and for Icon Water. Designers must use a “-D” drawing wherever applicable if one exists as Icon Water wants to standardise safety, operability and maintainability outcomes for the general public, contractors and the Icon Water operations and maintenance workforce.
A check mark in the title block against a three letter abbreviation indicates that the drawing is applicable to that asset area. For example: SEW = Sewerage Network, WAT = Water Network, SPS = Sewage Pumping Station, WPS = Water Pumping Station. If a check mark is not shown against a particular asset area, it cannot be used for that asset area unless written approval is obtained from Icon Water.
* New Drawings: Narrow Terrace Block
- 1100 Series ‐ Drafting Symbols and Nomenclature
- 1200 Series ‐ Process
- 1300 Series ‐ Signage, Labels, Placards, Markers
- 2000 Series ‐ Sewerage Network ‐ Pipeline Layout
- 2100 Series ‐ Sewerage and Water Network ‐ Embedment and Trench
- 2200 Series ‐ Sewerage Network ‐ Below Ground Maintenance Points & Structures
- 2300 Series – Sewerage Network – Ventilation Systems
- 3000 Series ‐ Water Network ‐ Pipeline Layout
- 3200 Series ‐ Water Network ‐ Installation Practices and Structures
- 3300 Series ‐ Water Network ‐ Water Service Connections
- 4100 Series ‐ Sewage Pumping Stations and Pressure Mains
- 5000 Series ‐ Buried and Above‐ground Pipelines ‐ Typical Details
- 5300 Series ‐ Piping Details ‐ Pipe Supports and Other Standard Piping Details
- 5500 Series ‐ Valve & Flowmeter Installations ‐ Above Ground
- 6100 Series ‐ Radar Level Sensors and Supports
- 8000 Series ‐ Ladders, Stairs & Associated Covers ‐ Typical Arrangements
- 8100 Series ‐ Ladders, Stairs & Step Irons
- 8200 Series ‐ Access Hatches and Covers
- 8400 Series ‐ Fall Prevention ‐ Davits, Anchor Points and Guardrailing
- 9000 Series ‐ Site Security and Access ‐ Fencing, Gates, Bollards and Barriers
- 9100 Series ‐ Steelwork & Aluminium Work ‐ Miscellaneous
- 9300 Series ‐ Earth & Concrete Works ‐ Miscellaneous
- 9400 Series ‐ Mechanical & Piping ‐ Miscellaneous
Approved products list
For the product to be considered for the approved products list, please complete the product approval application checklist and email it with all necessary documentation to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
See APPENDIX A – PRODUCT APPROVAL GUIDELINES in STD-SPE-G-006 Approved Products List. All applications for product and material approval should be directed to the Icon Water Engineering Services Team: