At South East Water, we are committed to constructing and maintaining assets which deliver for our customers and the environment.

To this end, South East Water has adopted technical standards to provide information and requirements on the design, construction and product selection for all water and sewer infrastructure in its licensed area.

The following sections list the relevant documents and provide information on how to access them.

The most recent editions of the following standards are relevant to gravity sewerage assets.

South East Water standards:
Melbourne Retail Water Agencies (MRWA) standards:
Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) standards:

The most recent editions of the following standards may be relevant to a number of asset types such as gravity sewerage, water supply, trade waste or facilities.

South East Water approved products:

All South East Water approved products can now be found in one handy location through the MRWA web portal.

Suppliers may apply to South East Water for approval of their products through the completion of the following application form. In most cases, product approval will only be considered if the product has been appraised and recommended by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA).

South East Water standards:
Melbourne Retail Water Agencies (MRWA) standards:
Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) standards:

The most recent edition of the following standards are relevant to water supply assets.

South East Water standards:
Melbourne Retail Water Agencies (MRWA) standards:
MRWA Water Metering and Servicing standards (individual files):

1. 20-25mm general water service (wet tapping) – low hazard – residential/commercial/industrial (PDF)
1A. 20mm drinking water (dry tapping) low hazard residential (PDF)
1B. 20mm recycled water residential (dry tapping) (PDF)
2. 20-25mm general water service – medium hazard – residential/ commercial/industrial (PDF)
3. 20-25mm general water service – high hazard – residential/ commercial/industrial (PDF)
4. 32-50mm General water service – low hazard – residential/ commercial/industrial (PDF)
5. 32-50mm general water service – medium/high hazard –residential/commercial/industrial (PDF)
6. 80mm+ general water service – low hazard – residential/ commercial/industrial (PDF)
7. 80mm+ general water service – medium/high hazard –residential/commercial/industrial (PDF)
8. 25-50mm fire hose reel/sprinkler and general service (PDF)
9. 80mm+ fire hydrant/hose reels with single check detector assembly testable (PDF)
10. 80mm+ fire hydrant/hose reels with double check detector assembly testable (PDF)
11. 80mm+ fire and general service combined residential/commercial/industrial (PDF)
12. Fire sprinkler and hydrant service 80mm+ meter configuration (PDF)
12A. Fire sprinkler and hydrant service single check detector assembly (testable) (no booster pumps) (PDF)
12B. Fire sprinkler and hydrant service 80mm+ meter configuration (PDF)
13. Booster connection around meter fire sprinkler supply (PDF)
14. Booster connection around meter fire hydrant supply (PDF)
15. Interconnected fire and general services single water main supply from both directions (PDF)
15A. Interconnection supply to feed hydrant suction outlet (relating to drawings 15 & 16) (PDF)
16. Interconnected fire sprinkler/hydrant and general services different water mains connection (PDF)
17. Private fire service tapping configurations (PDF)
18. Drinking/recycling water tapping configurations (PDF)
19. Requirements for Class 'A' recycled water for use with washing machines (PDF)
20. Minimum clearances for meter assemblies in confined spaces (PDF)

Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) standards:

The most recent edition of the following standards are relevant to pressure sewer standards.

South East Water standards:
Melbourne Retail Water Agencies (MRWA) standards:
Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) standards:

The most recent edition of the following standards are relevant to facility assets.

South East Water standards

South East Water has produced and implemented the following standards:

South East Water Electrical Standards

CAD and PDF versions of the standard electrical drawings may be viewed in the Electrical Drawings section of this page.

Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) standards

The following MRWA standards have been adopted by South East Water. They may be accessed via the MRWA web site.

MRWA Water Metering and Servicing standards (individual)

1. 20-25mm general water service (wet tapping) – low hazard – residential/commercial/industrial (PDF)
1A. 20mm drinking water (dry tapping) low hazard residential (PDF)
1B. 20mm recycled water residential (dry tapping) (PDF)
2. 20-25mm general water service – medium hazard – residential/ commercial/industrial (PDF)
3. 20-25mm general water service – high hazard – residential/ commercial/industrial (PDF)
4. 32-50mm General water service – low hazard – residential/ commercial/industrial (PDF)
5. -50mm general water service – medium/high hazard –residential/commercial/industrial (PDF)
6. + general water service – low hazard – residential/ commercial/industrial (PDF)
7. 80mm+ general water service – medium/high hazard –residential/commercial/industrial (PDF)
8. 25-50mm fire hose reel/sprinkler and general service (PDF)
9. 80mm+ fire hydrant/hose reels with single check detector assembly testable (PDF)
10. 80mm+ fire hydrant/hose reels with double check detector assembly testable (PDF)
11. 80mm+ fire and general service combined residential/commercial/industrial (PDF)
12. Fire sprinkler and hydrant service 80mm+ meter configuration (PDF)
12A. Fire sprinkler and hydrant service single check detector assembly (testable) (no booster pumps) (PDF)
12B. Fire sprinkler and hydrant service 80mm+ meter configuration (PDF)
13. Booster connection around meter fire sprinkler supply (PDF)
14. Booster connection around meter fire hydrant supply (PDF)
15. Interconnected fire and general services single water main supply from both directions (PDF)
15A. Interconnection supply to feed hydrant suction outlet (relating to drawings 15 & 16) (PDF)
16. Interconnected fire sprinkler / hydrant and general services different water mains connection (PDF)
17. Private fire service tapping configurations (PDF)
18. Drinking/recycling water tapping configurations (PDF)
19. Requirements for Class 'A' recycled water for use with washing machines (PDF)
20. Minimum clearances for meter assemblies in confined spaces (PDF)

The most recently published editions of the following WSAA codes have been adopted by South East Water. They may be purchased from the WSAA shop at www.wsaa.asn.au/shop.

  • WSA02_WSAA Sewerage code, MRWA edition
  • WSA03_WSAA Water Supply Code, MRWA edition
  • WSA04_WSAA Sewage Pump Station code
  • WSA05_WSAA Conduit Inspection Reporting code
  • WSA07_WSAA Pressure Sewer code
Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) standards

The following WSAA standards have been adopted by South East Water. They may be accessed via the links below or from the WSAA shop at www.wsaa.asn.au/shop.

Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) guidelines and manuals

The following WSAA guidelines and manuals are available to provide additional technical information. They may be purchased and in some cases accessed for free from the WSAA shop at www.wsaa.asn.au/shop.

Product and Material Information and Guidance, Rainwater tanks, Fabrication and Selection of Stainless Steels, Materials for Rainwater collection, Corrosion of copper pipe, investigating taste and odour complaints, Hydrogen Sulphide control, Failure Modes in Pressurised Pipeline Systems, SCADA, Sewage Quality Management, ISO55001 implementation and Asset Configuration Management.

Generator Electrical Standard Drawings
SPS General Electrical Standard Drawings
SPS Soft Starter Electrical Standard Drawings
SPS VSD Electrical Standard Drawings
Treatment Plant Electrical Standard Drawings
Water Monitoring Site Electrical Standard Drawings 
Water Pressure Reducing Station Electrical Standard Drawings
Water Pumping Station Electrical Standard Drawings
South East Water approved products

All South East Water approved products can now be found in one handy location through the MRWA web portal at www.mrwa.com.au/Pages/Products

Suppliers may apply to South East Water for approval of their products through the completion of the following application form. In most cases, product approval will only be considered if the product has been appraised and recommended by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA).

South East Water standards

South East Water has produced and implemented the following standards:

South East Water electrical standards

To recommend changes to any documents in the above categories or obtain a copy of a superseded specification, email the Standards & Products specialist at standardsissues@sew.com.au.