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Design Guidance

The 3rd editions of "Sewers for Scotland" and "Water for Scotland" are available to download below.

The documents provide updated guidance for all standards and specifications required when designing new water or drainage infrastructure. All new designs received, from 1st August 2015 will be expected to align with these new design documents.

Note : We recognise that our customers and consultants will need a reasonable period to review and adapt designs accordingly. We will allow for a two month period from this date to allow for a full transition from designs aligned with Version 2 of both documents.

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems

Our revised version of ‘Sewers For Scotland’ contains all information required to design and manage surface water through the use of SUDS. The document can be viewed or downloaded below.

Note: Access to Scottish Waters Standards and Specification (S&S) documents referenced in SfS3 and WfS3 is in development.  If you require a copy of S&S documents please make a request via standardsinfoline@scottishwater.co.uk.

SUDS for Roads design guidance

The "SUDS for Roads" design guidance is available to download below. If you are interested in receiving a hard copy, please email SUDSforRoads@SEPA.org.uk.  

If you have any questions in relation to these new documents, please contact our Customer Connections team.

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A guide for obtaining new water and waste water services

07/11/2016
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Your step-by-step guide to the new connections process for your new development.

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SUDS for Roads

09/06/2015
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The purpose of the document is to guide the reader through the design of roads incorporating SUDS that are suitable as best practice at reasonable cost.