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 April 24th, 2020

After the Board approval in April, we held a live webinar on May 5th, 2020 to talk through the most significant changes to the manual. The recorded version is available for review.

2020 Developer's Manual Updates Webinar May 5, 2020

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 plans reviewer!

Standard Details

NEW - Standard Drawing Block Template PDF

 Water Standard Details

 Sewer Standard Details

 Private Construction Details

 Symbol Legend for Private Construction

NEW - Checklists

Tap-in Drawing - List of requirements that our reviewers use to ensure a complete plan

NEW - 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