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Designing water systems

This information will help those designing a project, including water system infrastructure projects.

Digital plans and inspections system

Use the Water District’s digital plans and inspections system to submit project forms and requests online, download record drawings, review the status of project plans, schedule an inspection and view inspection results.

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Technical references

The Water District works with developers, contractors and other public agencies to ensure water systems and facilities are constructed to comply with district standards.

CAD and design detail standards

Our CAD and design detail standards outline the Water District’s requirements for contract drawings.

The Water District requires that all contract drawings adhere to specifications set forth in the CAD and Design Detail Standards document.

Standards book with drawings and details

Standards book by section

For more information regarding the Water District's CAD Standards, call 702-875-7041.

Design Detail Standards

Uniform design and construction standards (UDACS)

Uniform design and construction standards for potable water systems are provided as a standard for all modifications to and extensions of the Water District distribution system.

Uniform Design and Construction Standards - Third Edition 2010

This document was developed and adopted jointly with the Big Bend Water District, City of Boulder City, City of Henderson and City of North Las Vegas.

For more information regarding the UDACS, contact any of the participating agencies listed above, or contact the Water District Engineering Services Division at 702-822-8518.

Standard notes

Standard notes – updated January 9, 2017

Residential meter sizing tool

The Residential Meter Sizing Tool will assist you with sizing a domestic residential meter.