General Requirement Standards & Details for Water, Sanitary Sewer & Stormwater

Proper planning, design and construction of water, sewer and surface water/stormwater systems are essential for providing and maintaining effective service to residents, organizations and businesses throughout the City of Vancouver and the greater Utility service areas. The city's Engineering and Construction Services division of the Department of Public Works provides design guidelines, requirements and oversight for the development and installation of these systems, which are vital to our community.

Design and construction requirements and recommendations can be found in the documents below. Standard detail plans are also included. Please note: It is the user's responsibility to check to ensure that the most current standards are obtained from City of Vancouver sources.

Click here or see Supporting Documents Section below to view the Section 1 Planning and Design General Requirements for Water, Sanitary Sewer and Surface Water, last revised in 2015.