SEQ Water Supply & Sewerage Design & Construction Code

In July 2013 a consolidated set of Design and Construction Standards came into effect across South East Queensland.

These standards are known as the SEQ Water Supply & Sewerage Design & Construction Code (SEQ WS&S D&C Code or the SEQ Code) and are available from the SEQ Code website.

This code streamlines the design and construction process for new water and sewerage assets across the South East Queensland region.

View 2011 superseded standards

Why was the SEQ Code introduced?

Queensland Government legislation requires one set of Design and Construction Standards to be introduced for the whole of South East Queensland.

You can find out about the Queensland Government requirements in Chapter 4A of the SEQ Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009.

Design and infrastructure requirements

If you are developing or constructing within our geographic area you will need to follow the below requirements in addition to the SEQ Code:

Building

Build over infrastructure
Easements
Manholes (maintenance holes)

Water supply

If you need more information about the requirements around water supply, we recommend reading the following documents:

Fire hydrant and hose reel metering arrangements

Submetering of multi-unit properties specifications

Private fire systems guideline

This guideline provides an overview of Queensland Urban Utilities’ responsibilities in the design and supply of private fire systems. It is recommended for builders, designers, installers, developers, property owners, fire system managers and maintenance contractors for building classifications which require Prescribed Fire Safety Installations under Queensland legislation.

Sewage pumping stations

If you need more information about the requirements around sewage pumping stations, we recommend reading the following documents: