Unitywater infrastructure and maps
Detailed Infrastructure Plan (DIP)
The existing infrastructure map shows you the location of our water and sewerage infrastructure and detailed information on location levels. If you still need an official document you can request a Detailed Infrastructure Plan (DIP) online in My Account. This has the same information as the online map. There is a cost for a DIP and a 5-day turnaround.
Development forms and documents
Access our most frequently used development forms and documents in one place. First-time applicants can also find out more about what's involved in the development application process, whether it involves building and renovating or subdividing and developing.
Accreditation and Certification submissions
Find out more about the submission packages that are available as part of the Accreditation and Certification system and which forms are needed for each approval step.
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Policies, codes and manuals
Current legislation requires that your obtain Unitywater’s approval before any work can commence on new connections, disconnections, or alteration of existing connections to Unitywater’s water or sewerage networks.
The following documents outline the application process and approval conditions for new connections, and may assist you in preparing your application and undertaking your project.
Drawing standards and templates
Ensure your development application is assessed as quickly as possible by providing high quality information and drawings of what you plan to construct.
After construction, you must also ensure that any drawings you provide of the infrastructure you constructed comply with our record-keeping standards. This is a pre-requisite for you receiving your certificate of completion as this information is critical for Unitywater’s ongoing maintenance and management of the network.
The Connections Administration Manual has more information on documentation requirements.
Appendix B of the Unitywater Water Netserv Plan contains information about both Planning Assumptions and the Schedule of Works.
The Netserv Plan Planning Assumptions are also shown within an interactive map. They include network demand and demographic planning assumptions.
The Schedule of Works maps are available to view within our interactive map. They show future plans for trunk infrastructure to meet growth projections and land use assumptions. They help developers who are planning long-term or large-scale projects.
Their purpose is to inform Unitywater's participating councils, customers and developers of our plans for delivery of trunk water supply and sewerage infrastructure. This infrastructure will serve planned growth in the Unitywater service area in accordance with the South East Queensland Regional Plan and the Planning Schemes of the participating councils (i.e, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Council).
The South East Queensland Water Supply and Sewerage Design and Construction Code (or the SEQ Code) is applicable to all planning, designing and/or constructing of water supply and sewerage infrastructure that will be owned by one of the SEQ water service providers. It is of interest to developers, engineers, consultants, constructors, product suppliers, State government, local government, etc.
The SEQ Code includes:
a listing of products and materials accepted for use within the SEQ water industry
design criteria for water supply and sewerage assets
separate codes for planning, design and construction of:
water supply assets
sewage pumping stations
vacuum sewerage systems
pressure sewerage systems
specification for preparing asset information.
The following infrastructure standards, specifications and work practices have been developed by Unitywater to complement and expand upon SEQ Code requirements. If you identify a potential conflict between the two sets of requirements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request clarification of the issue.
Pr9902 - Specification for Civil and Earthworks (Revision 6.0 - August 2022)
Pr8871 - Commissioning of Network Project Assets
F8940 - Check Sheet Template Overview and Emergency Storage
F8941 - Check Sheet Template PRVs
F8943 - Check Sheet Template SPSs
F8945 - Check Sheet Template WPSs
F8917 - Worksheet - Overflow and Emergency Storage
As Constructed Information (use for STP only)
Pr8701 - Specification for Asset Information (Revision 10.0 - August 2022)
Pr8874 - Commissioning and Handover Specification for Treatment Plants (Revision 4.0 - March 2018)
Pr9032 - Procedure for Managing Water Quality During Mains Commissioning
F10045 - Water Quality Mains Commissioning Form
Drawing and Numbering Standards
Pr8843 - Specification for Drawing, Document and Equipment Tag Numbering (Revision 6.0 - Jan 2022)
Pr9835 - Electrical Installations at Treatment Plans (Revision 4.0 - July 2022 - minor change)
Pr9380 - Electrical Installations at Network Sites (Revision 6.0 - July 2022)
Pr9913 - Acoustic Enclosed Generators at Unitywater Sites (Supply and Installation) (Revision 4.0 - February 2022)
Pr9914 - Solar Power Supply and Installation of Unitywater site (Revision 4.0 - November 2021)
Pr10618 - Specification for Power Systems Analysis and Arc Flash Studies (Revision 4.0 - Minor amend March 2022)
Standard Drawings - Electrical
UWDSTD-E-DR-8001-Compact DOL up to 6kW
UWDSTD-E-DR-8002 Set DOL 0-6kW
UWDSTD-E-DR-8011 Set Soft Starter Compact 6-22kW
UWDSTD-E-DR-8012 Set Soft Starter 25kW
UWDSTD-E-DR-8013 Set Soft Starter 25-60kW
UWDSTD-E-DR-8021 Set VFD Compact to 5.5kW
UWDSTD-E-DR-8022 Set VFD 5.5-25kW
UWDSTD-E-DR-8023 Set VFD 25-60kW
Pr9693 - Specification for Mechanical Installations (Revision 7.0 - June 2022 - Minor change)
Pr9875 - Specification for Non-Pressure Pipeline Construction (Revision 9.0 - Sept 2022)
Pr9904 - Specification for Pressure Pipeline Construction (Revision 10.0 - November 2021 - minor change)
Pr9085 - Pressure Testing of Sewer Rising and Gravity Mains Work Instruction
Pr9087 - Pressure Testing of Water mains Work Instruction
Pr9821 - Specification for Reservoir Design and Construction (Revision 9.0 - June 2022 - minor change)
Pr9770 - Specification for Sewer CCTV Inspection and Laser Profiling (Revision 4.0 - June 2022 - minor change)
Pr9774 - Specification for Sewer Lining and Patch Repair (Revision 4.0 - June 2022 - minor change)
Pr9903 - Specification for Building and Structural Works (Revision 7.0 - Aug 2022)
Pr9787 - Specification for Microtunneling and Pipejacking (Revision 7.0 - Sept 2022 - minor change)
Pr9788 - Specification for Horizontal Directional Drilling (Revision 10.0 - Sept 2022 - minor change)
Pr9789 - Specification for Auger Boring (Revision 7.0 - Sept 2022 - minor change)
Pr9790 - Specification for Pipe Ramming (Revision 6.0 - Sept 2022 - minor change)
Pr9825 - Specification for Shafts (Revision 8.0 - Sept 2022 - minor change)
Pr10179 Specification for Water Supply Temporary Bypass (Revision 2.0 - September 2017)
Pr10661 - Specification for Sewer Temporary Pumped Bypass (Revision 4.0 - June 2022 - minor change)
Pr10068 - Specification for Water Meters (Revision 2.0 - May 2020)
Application to install sub-meters to a new or existing development
Pr8132 - Specification for Sub-Metering (Revision 6.0 – Jan 2022)
SEQ-WAT-1108-4&5 Large diameter metered services ≥ 50mm fire services (sprinkler or hydrant) and water service (domestic) - Layout Plans and Elevations
Pr9032 - Procedure for Managing Water Quality during Mains Commissioning
F10045 - Water Quality Mains Commissioning Form
The performance of water supply and sewerage networks is critically dependent upon the quality of the adopted technical standards and the attributes of the products and materials used in their construction. The appropriate selection of approved products is critical to achieving asset life expectancies, financial performance, operability, serviceability, inventory management, and ultimately community expectations. Only approved products shall be used, unless specific concession is obtained from Unitywater.
For Accepted Civil Infrastructure Products and Materials (IPAM) refer to SEQ Code.
For Accepted Mechanical Infrastructure Products and Materials (IPAM) refer to SEQ Code.
To have new Civil or Mechanical IPAM added to the Accepted IPAM Lists use the process described on SEQ Code and use the Product Appraisal Request Form that can be downloaded from the webpage.
For Accepted Electrical Equipment refer to F10678 - Accepted Electrical Equipment List (updated December 2021).
To have new Electrical Equipment added to the Accepted Electrical Equipment List send details of the electrical equipment to email@example.com.
The Connections Administration Manual details Unitywater’s administration processes for connection applications, assessments, approvals, as well as construction and handover of infrastructure constructed by a developer.
It will help you understand how the SEQ code and Unitywater’s Connections policy are linked together and applied in practice.
Your application for approval will be assessed in line with the Unitywater Connections policy (as specified in the South East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009).
The Connections Policy outlines:
how to request a service advice notice
how to apply for connection approval or amend an approval
what to do when an approval lapses
the application processing timeframes
the approval criteria and conditions for:
different categories of connections
construction maintenance and defects liability
applications to connect outside Unitywater’s connection area (including outside Unitywater’s restricted connection area)
the locations where Unitywater provides connection to our infrastructure and intends to extend current infrastructure.
- Accreditation and Certification Manual - Pr10255 (Revision 5, PDF 1.6MB)
- Accreditation and Certification - Accreditation Deed - Connections (PDF 417KB)
- Accreditation and Certification - Registration Deed Poll - Connections (PDF 110KB)
Submit a certification package
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