Water Utilities

​Design and Construction Standards

The following documents are to be used for design and/or construction of water and wastewater mains owned and operated by DWU. All documents below are in PDF format unless noted otherwise.

Standard Technical Specifications For Water & Wastewater Construction

Sustainable Development and Construction – Manuals

Water and Wastewater Procedures and Design Manual - October 2015​ (12.2 MB)

DWU American Iron and Steel Approved Materials List for Texas Water Development Board Water Construction - June 2024

DWU Approved Materials List for Water Construction - June 2024

DWU Approved Materials List for Wastewater Construction - Nov. 2023

Elevated Storage Tank & Ground Storage Tank Design Manual (September 2013) (288 KB)

DWU Drafting Standards for Water/Wastewater Projects (July 2012) (2.39 MB)

DWU Standard Drawing for Water and Wastewater Construction, OCT 2021 Edition​  (8.67 MB)

DWU Bid Item and Cost Estimating Manual - February 2022 (PDF 4.19 MB) 

DWU Bid Item and Cost Estimating Manual - February ​2022 (DOCX 797 KB)

DWU Probable Cost Template (Microsoft Excel)

DWU Average Costs Manual for Pipeline Construction Estimation (September 2021) (726 KB)

2021 City of Dallas NCTCOG Addendum - October 2021 [Most Recent Edition] (3.96 MB)

DWU Soil Groundwater Management Manual for Construction Sites and Utility Design (9.67 MB)

Design Standards Archives

Commercial Water/Wastewater Service Installation Bond

Contractor's and Visitor's Policy

Environmental Policy

Quality Policy