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.

Recent Standard Releases & Updates


New Version

Superseded Version

Date Released

TS 0500

TS 06312.0Standard TS4


TS 0524


TS 0600


TS  0420



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 0103 Survey Requirements Specification 2.0
*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 1.4
TS 0132 Operating & Maintenance Manuals 1.0
TS 0133 Requirements for Asset Labelling 4.0
TS 0134 Requirements for Automated Assessment 1.1

02 - Mechanical & Hydraulics

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

03 - Electrical

Responsible: Principal Engineer, Electrical - Justin Hamra
TS 0300 Supply and Installation of Low Voltage Electrical Equipment 3.0
TS 0302 Stand-alone Solar Power Supply Systems 1.0
TS 0340 Design, Supply, Installation and testing of High Voltage Equipment 2.0
*TS 0350 SCADA Systems 2.0
*TS 0360 PLC and HMI Systems 2.0
TS 0370 Fire Detection and Emergency Evacuation Systems 1.0
TS 0371 Arc Flash Hazard Assessment and Design Aspects 1.0
TS 0376 Classification and Design for Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Areas 1.0

04 - Materials Science

Responsible: Principal Engineer, Materials Science - Kingsley Brown
Legacy Number
New Number
N/A TS 0420 Welding Requirements (Metal) 3.0
N/A TS 0440 Cathodic Protection Part 1 - Pipelines 2.0
N/A TS 0460 Liners and Floating Covers for Earth Bank Storages for Potable or Recycled Water 2.0
N/A TS 0464 PVC Waterstop 2.0
N/A TS 0465 Mortar Repair Systems 1.0
TS 15 N/A Protection of Steelwork In Submersible Environments 1.0
TS 16 N/A Protection of Steelwork In Atmospheric Environments 1.0
TS 18 N/A Protection of Steelwork In Buried Environments 1.0
TS 54 N/A Supply of Steel Vent Tube Bases and Vent Base Holding Down Bolts 2.0
TS 55 N/A The Supply of 305 mm Diameter Welded Steel Vent Tubes 2.0
TS 98 N/A Surface Preparation and Protection of Cast Iron Using Potable Water Approved Ceramic Filled Solventless High Build Epoxy 1.0
TS 137 N/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 2.0
TS 0502 Authorised Products Gravity Sewer and Pressure Pumping Main Systems        5.0
TS 0503 Authorised Products for Water Systems 5.4
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 0520 Methods of Temporary Storage and Transfer of Sewage 1.0
TS 0521 Raising and Lowering Access Covers
Contractor Report
TS 0522 Allowable Pipe Size, Class and Materials for Reticulation Water Mains 1.0
TS 0524

CCTV Inspection of Gravity Sewer Infrastructure

CCTV Inspection Acceptance Report


06 - Civil

Responsible: Principal Engineer, Civil & Structural - Hany Habib
TS 142 N/A Vehicular Cross-Over’s for Above Ground Mains 1.0
N/A TS 0600 Water Tightness Testing of Liquid Retaining Structures 2.0

06 - Civil (Geotechnical)

Responsible: Principal Engineer, Dams and Geotechnical
TS 0630 Coarse Aggregates for Civil Works 2.0
TS  0631Fine Materials for Pipe Embedment2.0
TS 0632Minimum Requirements of Geotechnical Investigations and Reports1.0

07 - Structural

Responsible: Principal Engineer, Civil & Structural - Hany Habib
TS 0710 Concrete 1.0
TS 0720  Access Infrastructure for Water Tanks 1.1

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  • 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
  • Spruance Rd
  • Elizabeth East
  • 11/06/2021
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 15/06/2021 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 15/06/2021 04:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Elizabeth East. 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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