Developer's Manual & Standard Details

The PWSA Developer's Manual and Standard Details outline the rules and regulations to tap into our water and sewer system. We strive to maintain a positive and transparent relationship with our business community partners. If any requirements are unclear or your property doesn't quite fit into the standards, reach out to our Development Coordinator to discuss.

Development Coordinator

Jordan Treaster

E: jtreaster@pgh2o.com

Developer's Manual

PWSA's Developer's Manual is a guide on the procedures and regulations for developments tapping into a new and existing public sewer or water facilities and for constructing new facilities to be dedicated to PWSA. The purpose of this manual is to describe the development permit application process, the requirements of the application materials, and the developer’s responsibilities. To ensure timely review and approval of tap-in plans, this manual is to be used in conjunction with an open dialogue with PWSA.

At a minimum, this manual will be updated annually. More frequent updates may occur as procedures or regulations change.

PWSA Developer's Manual - Updated February 25th, 2022

Our Developer's Manual was updated on February 25th, 2022 and contains some impactful changes to our process and fees. Please review the manual and watch our February 23rd Developer's Roundtable recording to understand how this will impact your project submittals.

2022 Developer's Roundtable Presentation

Standard Details

Standard details are a uniform set of specifications for design professionals, contractors, and developers to use for any project connecting to public water and sewer. Standard details are uploaded here to provide guidance but details are subject to change depending on the project scope. This list is not exhaustive and a different detail may be identified during the tap-in drawing review. 

All taps, terminations, and facility installations must be made in accordance with PWSA standard details. All applicable details must be included on tap-in plans or private construction drawings to be approved by PWSA prior to beginning any water and sewer work.

To request a detail not listed, please e-mail permitinfo@pgh2o.com.

CAD files are coming soon but you can request any detail below as a CAD file. Just ask your plan reviewer!

Standard Details

Standard Drawing Block Template PDF - UPDATED 3/29/2022 

 Water Standard Details

 Sewer Standard Details

 Private Construction Details

 Symbol Legend for Private Construction

Checklists

Tap-in Drawing - UPDATED 8/10/2022 - List of requirements that our reviewers use to ensure a complete plan

Meter Manuals

Magnetic Meter - Sensus - iPERL

Technical Memo - Sensus - iPERL Headloss Data

Positive Displacement - Neptune - T10 - up to and including 1-inch

Positive Displacement - Neptune - T10 - 1.5 and 2-inch

Compound - Domestic - Sensus - OMNI