Our mandate provides for ownership, operation and maintenance of municipal water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure within specific boundaries set by Halifax Regional Municipality.
In order to establish, as far as practicable, uniformity of practice within the Halifax Municipality, these specifications have been developed by staff of Halifax Water. They are to be used as the minimum standards to be met in the design and installation of municipal Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Systems within the Halifax Municipality.
Please Note: Unless otherwise noted, all links below will open a PDF document.
*The 2022 Design Specifications take effect on May 15, 2022.
DS1 - Professional Engineer's Certificate of Compliance for HRWC Systems Extension
DS2 - Nova Scotia Land Surveyor's Certificate of Compliance for HRWC Systems Extension
DS3 - HRWC Systems Extension Acceptance Check Sheet
DS4 - Wastewater Pumping Station Inventory Sheet
DS10 - Professional Engineer's Certificate of Compliance for MICI
DS11 - MICI Service Connection Acceptance Check Sheet
DS12 - Non-Residential Customer Stormwater Credit Application
DS13 - Stormwater Credit Renewal Application
DS14 - Pollution Prevention Program Abbreviated Discharger Information Report (web form)
AutoCAD Civil 3D Drawing Template (AutoCAD 2018 format, contains Civil 3D styles, layers, blocks, and standards sheets)
AutoCAD Civil 3D Drawing Legend (AutoCAD 2018 format, legend only)
Standard Halifax Water CAD Layering
Section 33 01 30 - Closed Circuit Television Inspection
Section 33 11 00 - Water Mains
Section 33 31 00 - Wastewater Mains
Section 33 32 11 - Wastewater Pump Stations
Section 33 34 00 - Force Mains
Section 33 39 00 - Manholes & Catch Basins
Section 33 40 00 - Stormwater Mains & Culverts
Section 39 00 00 - Standard Details
Water Meter & Backflow Prevention Device Design & Installation Manual
DM1 - Water Meter Sizing Calculation Sheet
DM2 - Water Service Connection Water Meter and Backflow Prevention Device
DM3 - Sprinkler Service Connection and Backflow Prevention Device Application
DM4 - Change of Water Meter Size Application
DM5 - Temporary Water Meter Application
DM7 - Cross Connection Control Accuracy Verification Report
DM8 - Water Meter & BFP Standard Details