This page contains links to Hunter
Water’s design manuals for our water and wastewater networks. When designing
assets it is the designer's responsibility to collaborate with Hunter Water and
ensure that requirements of adopted design standards are suitable for each
Previously all Hunter Water network
assets were designed in accordance with the Hunter Water produced document
called the “Water and Sewer Design Manual”.
Hunter Water is progressively replacing sections of our internal
guideline with bespoke Hunter Water Editions of the Water Services Associated of Australia
(WSAA) design guidelines.
To date, Hunter Water has adopted WSA
02 “Gravity Sewerage Code of Australia” and WSA 03 “Water Supply Code of
Australia”. These integrated editions of the design codes replaced Sections 1,
2 and 3 of the Hunter Water Design Manual. Other WSAA design codes are being
reviewed for future adoption.
Adopted WSAA Design Manuals
Hunter Water currently adopts Hunter
Water Editions of the following two WSAA standards:
- WSA 02 - Gravity Sewerage Code of Australia - Hunter Water Edition - Version 2.1
- WSA 03 - Water Supply Code of Australia - Hunter Water Edition - Version 2.1
These standards are available through WSAA
from their online shop. Further information on Hunter Water’s adoption of WSA 02 and WSA 03 can
be found on our WSAA Codes Publication page.
Current Sections of the Hunter Water
sections of Hunter Water’s “Water and Sewer Design Manual” are currently in
Section 4 - Sewerage Pump Stations and Rising Mains - Sept 2008 - See Note 1 below
Section 5 - Water
Pumping Stations – July 2008
Section 7 Reservoir Design - May 2011
Note 1: Section 4 of Water and Sewer Design Manual is
to be read in conjunction with the following technical addendum:
WWPS Technical Addendum - September 2016
Pressure Sewer Systems
Links to Hunter Water's pressure sewer design standards and guidelines are located on our Pressure Sewer Systems These documents replace Section 6 - Alternative Sewer Systems of Hunter Water's "Water and Sewer Design Manual".
Guidelines on Asset Operation and Maintenance Costs
As of October 2019 Hunter Water has repealed its outdated "Operating and Maintenance Cost Estimation Guideline" previously available from this webpage. This document provided general advice on O&M costs associated with various water and sewer assets and also documented assumptions on projected electricity rates charged by Hunter Water. It was primarily used to compare the cost impact of different servicing options. A replacement document is currently in development. Please email our team if you require any specific advice in the meantime.