Municipal Affairs and Environment

Guidelines for the Design, Construction and Operation of Water and Sewerage Systems

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These guidelines are an integral part of the Department's regulatory program directed at ensuring public health and environmental protection.

This document supersedes April 1980 version of the “Guidelines for the Design, Construction and Operation of Water and Sewerage Systems”. During the preparation of the current document, the main objectives were: (i) to keep pace with the new development in water and sewer industry and provide appropriate guidance and (ii) to ensure the consistency between the content of guidelines document and the master specifications document. The document provides general guidance on good engineering practices for design, construction, operation and maintenance aspects of water and sewerage systems.

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