Construction Standards & Drawings

Below is a list of Charleston Water System's Construction Details, grouped by water and sewer. Each drawing is available in  Adobe PDF format.

Construction Details Update

(12/30/2015) - The following details have been revised, effective January 1, 2016:

(10/30/2015) - On Monday, November 2nd, CWS will update its water system and sanitary sewer system construction details that are available online.  The details have been updated to reflect current requirements of CWS’s Minimum Standards.  Additionally, in order to ensure the uniformity of water and sewer details that are included in project submittals provided for CWS review, the details will no longer be available in AutoCAD format.  From this date forward, all construction details will be available online in PDF format only.

Project plans already submitted for review by engineering firms and those projects that will be moving through the formal review process prior to January 1st will be allowed to utilize any previously downloaded details in their submittals through the end of 2015.  Beginning January 1, 2016, all new project submittals will be required to utilize the newly updated construction details.

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Water System Construction Details

No. Link to Download PDF Latest Revision
1. Water Main Bedding 11/1/2015
1A. Water Main Bedding for Contaminated Soil Areas 11/1/2015
2. Typical Road Cut 11/1/2015
3. Main Under Paved Driveway 11/1/2015
4. Restrained Joint Fitting 1/1/2016
5. Bell Joint Clamp 1/1/2016
6. Vertical Offset 1/1/2016
7. Typical Hydrant 11/1/2015
8. Typical Tapping Sleeve 1/1/2016
9. Typical Unmetered Fire Service Line 11/1/2015
9A. Typical Unmetered Fire Service Line with Hydrant and Meter Service 11/1/2015
10. Valve Box 1/1/2016
11. Precast Concrete Collar 11/1/2015
12. Tracer Wire for Plastic or HDPE Water Piping 11/1/2015
13. Intersection Valve Locations 11/1/2015
14. Dead End Blowoff for 4" Main 11/1/2015
15. Temporary Blowoff for 6" and 8" Mains 11/1/2015
16. Typical Air Release Valve Manhole 1/1/2016
17. Air Release Valve 11/1/2015
18. Jack and Bore 1/1/2016
19. 3/4" to 1" Near Side Water Service 1/1/2016
20. 3/4" to 1" Far Side Water Service 1/1/2016
21. 1 1/2" and  2" Water Service 11/1/2015
22. Typical 1" Double Water Service 1/1/2016
23. Typical Water Service Location 11/1/2015
24. 3" Compound Meter with Bypass 11/1/2015
25. 4" to 10" Meter with Bypass 11/1/2015
26. Precast Vaults 11/1/2015
27. Typical 15' CWS Water Easement 11/1/2015
28. Typical Valve Card 1/1/2016
29. CWS Valve Marker 11/1/2015
30. Pipeline Crossing Sign 11/1/2015
31. Typical DCVA 2" and Smaller 11/1/2015
32. Typical DCVA Larger than 2" 11/1/2015
33. Typical RPPA ( All Sizes) 11/1/2015
34. Typical Backflow Prevention Assembly with Enclosure 11/1/2015
35. Typical PVB 1/2" through 2" 11/1/2015
36. Meter and Backflow Schematic 11/1/2015
37. Water System Notes 11/1/2015

Sanitary Sewer System Construction Details