Thu 14 Jun 2018

Barwon Water Update – Sewerage Code under review:

The sewerage code covers the planning, design and construction of trunk, branch and reticulation sewers as well as maintenance structures. Barwon Water and accredited contractors currently operate under the 2002 version of the code.

Barwon Water are currently reviewing of the Gravity Sewerage Code of Australia WSA02-2014-3.1 MRWA Version 2 to better align with improvements initiated by Melbourne retail water agencies for standard details, products and construction methods over the 2002 version of the code.

They will then move to adopt the Gravity Sewerage 2014 Code on the 1 July 2018 for infrastructure delivered both under both capital works and developer works processes. Relevant documents, including the Barwon Water Sewerage Supplement Code will also be updated.

Capital works:

Capital works designed from 1 July 2018 will need to comply to the 2014 code and updated supplement.

Developer works:

The transition to the 2014 code for works delivered through the developer works process will be stepped as follows:

  • From 1 September 2018 all new Developer Deeds will be updated referencing the 2014 code.
  • All designs based on Developer Deeds approved after 1 September 2018 will adopt the 2014 code.
  • All designs based on Developer Deeds approved after 1 July 2018 but prior to 1 September 2018 can adopt either the 2002 code or the 2014 code. The consultant will clearly nominate the code used.
More information:

Further information highlighting key changes will be made available in due course.

For enquiries, please contact Barwon Water on 1300 656 007.