Charlotte Water

​Design Manual

 

Charlotte Water is currently updating standard details and the official design manual for engineers, consultants, and contractors. 

Design Manual Chapters:

The Chapters below supersede any older Chapters that have been published based on the publish date stated in the footer of each Chapter.

  
  
Chapter 00 - Cover - TOC.pdfChapter 00 - Cover - TOC
Chapter 01 - Introduction.pdfChapter 01 - Introduction
Chapter 02 - System Planning.pdfChapter 02 - System Planning
Chapter 03 - Extension Policy (2010 Version).pdfChapter 03 - Extension Policy (2010 Version)
Chapter 04 - Design of Sanitary Sewers.pdfChapter 04 - Design of Sanitary Sewers
Chapter 05 - Design of Water Mains.pdfChapter 05 - Design of Water Mains
Chapter 06 - Survey Standards.pdfChapter 06 - Survey Standards
Chapter 07 - Drafting Standards.pdfChapter 07 - Drafting Standards
Chapter 08 - Traffic Control Plans.pdfChapter 08 - Traffic Control Plans
Chapter 09 - Permits and Encroachments.pdfChapter 09 - Permits and Encroachments
Chapter 10 - Engineers Checklist.pdfChapter 10 - Engineers Checklist
Chapter 11-12 - Environmental Assessments and Wetlands.pdfChapter 11-12 - Environmental Assessments and Wetlands
Chapter 13 - Cross Connection - Backflow Prevention.pdfChapter 13 - Cross Connection - Backflow Prevention
Chapter 14 - Water Main Specs and Details.pdfChapter 14 - Water Main Specs and Details
Chapter 15 - Sanitary Sewer Main Specs and Standards.pdfChapter 15 - Sanitary Sewer Main Specs and Standards
Chapter 16 - Environmental Protection.pdfChapter 16 - Environmental Protection
Chapter 17 - Pump Station and Force Main Specs and Policies.pdfChapter 17 - Pump Station and Force Main Specs and Policies
Chapter 18 - Low Pressure Sewers.pdfChapter 18 - Low Pressure Sewers
Chapter 19 - CMU Materials and Methods Committee.pdfChapter 19 - CMU Materials and Methods Committee
Chapter 20 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Specifications.pdfChapter 20 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Specifications
Chapter 21A - High Density Polyethylene HDPE Water Distribution Piping.pdfChapter 21A - High Density Polyethylene HDPE Water Distribution Piping
Chapter 21B - High Density Polyethylene HDPE Sanitary Sewer Force Mains.pdfChapter 21B - High Density Polyethylene HDPE Sanitary Sewer Force Mains
New Standard Details - The following Standard Details are new or have been revised. 

Please replace old details with current versions, based on subject matter (not Section Name or Number), as updated Section Names or Chapter Numbers may have changed.  The most recent/current versions will be maintained on this site.  Designers and Contractors shall be required to use the current posted version which supersedes any and all prior versions, based on the version number and version date located in the Title Block.

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Please review Detail #0 Cross Reference – Index of Water Standard Details for a cross reference between the Old Standard Detail Number and the New Standard Detail Letter designation.

Water Standard Details:

  
  
  
Lowering 6 to 12-inch Water Mains.pdf29Lowering 6 to 12-inch Water Mains
Auto Flusher - Hydrant Type.pdfAAuto Flusher - Hydrant Type
Precast Concrete Meter Box - 0.75-inch Domestic Water Service.pdfAAPrecast Concrete Meter Box - 0.75-inch Domestic Water Service
Auto Flusher - 2-inch Blow Off Type.pdfBAuto Flusher - 2-inch Blow Off Type
Precast Concrete Meter Box 1-inch Domestic and Irrigation Water Service.pdfBBPrecast Concrete Meter Box 1-inch Domestic and Irrigation Water Service
Backside Tapping Sleeve And Valve - 16-Inch And Smaller Mains.pdfCBackside Tapping Sleeve And Valve - 16-Inch And Smaller Mains
4-inch Domestic and FMCT Water Meter and Vault Service Connection.pdfCCC4-inch Domestic and FMCT Water Meter and Vault Service Connection
Service Saddle Cathodic Protection On PVC Mains - Part 1.pdfD-1Service Saddle Cathodic Protection On PVC Mains - Part 1
Service Saddle Cathodic Protection On PVC Mains - Part 2.pdfD-2Service Saddle Cathodic Protection On PVC Mains - Part 2
Service Saddle Cathodic Protection On PVC Mains - Part 3.pdfD-3Service Saddle Cathodic Protection On PVC Mains - Part 3
Dead End Thrust - Wall Blocking With 2-inch Blow-Off 6 to 12-inch Mains.pdfDDDead End Thrust - Wall Blocking With 2-inch Blow-Off 6 to 12-inch Mains
3-inch Compound Water Meter and Vault Service Connection.pdfE3-inch Compound Water Meter and Vault Service Connection
12-inch Blow-Off Assembly - Manual Stand Pipe with Fire Hydrant.PDFEE12-inch Blow-Off Assembly - Manual Stand Pipe with Fire Hydrant
4-inch Compound Water Meter and Vault Service Connection.pdfF4-inch Compound Water Meter and Vault Service Connection
Cast Iron Valve Box 12-inch and Smaller Valves.PDFFFCast Iron Valve Box 12-inch and Smaller Valves
New Water Main Jumper Schematic 2-24-inch Mains.pdfGNew Water Main Jumper Schematic 2-24-inch Mains
Valve Box Adjustment for Pavement Resurfacing.PDFGGValve Box Adjustment for Pavement Resurfacing
2-inch Fireline-Sprinkler Service Connection.pdfH2-inch Fireline-Sprinkler Service Connection
High Density Polyethylene HDPE Details.pdfHD1-H25High Density Polyethylene HDPE Details
Valve Box Assembly Installation 12-Inch and Smaller Valves.PDFHHValve Box Assembly Installation 12-Inch and Smaller Valves
4 to 10-Inch Fire Line Service Connection.pdfI4 to 10-Inch Fire Line Service Connection
Valve Box Assembly Installation 16-Inch and Larger Butterfly Valves.pdfIIValve Box Assembly Installation 16-Inch and Larger Butterfly Valves
Water Main Locations at Culverts-Using Concrete Encasement - 6 To 24-inch Mains.pdfJJ-1Water Main Locations at Culverts-Using Concrete Encasement - 6 To 24-inch Mains
Multiple Water Services - Schematic.pdfJ-OLDMultiple Water Services - Schematic
3-4ths and 1-inch Domestic Water Service Connection - Part One.pdfK-13-4ths and 1-inch Domestic Water Service Connection - Part One
3-4ths and 1-inch Domestic Water Service Connection - Part Two.pdfK-23-4ths and 1-inch Domestic Water Service Connection - Part Two
Concrete Encasement 6 to 64-inch.pdfKKConcrete Encasement 6 to 64-inch
12-inch Fire Line Service Connection.pdfL12-inch Fire Line Service Connection
Dead End Thrust - Wall Blocking With 2-inch Blow-Off 14 to 30-inch Mains.pdfLLDead End Thrust - Wall Blocking With 2-inch Blow-Off 14 to 30-inch Mains
1.5 inch Domestic Water Service Connection.pdfM1.5 inch Domestic Water Service Connection
Valve Box Concrete Grade Rings and Footings.PDFMMValve Box Concrete Grade Rings and Footings
6-inch FMCT Water Meter and Vault Service Connection.pdfN6-inch FMCT Water Meter and Vault Service Connection
2-inch Blow-Off Assembly 2 to 12-inch Mains.pdfNN2-inch Blow-Off Assembly 2 to 12-inch Mains
8-inch FMCT Water Meter and Vault Service Connection.pdfO8-inch FMCT Water Meter and Vault Service Connection
Plastic Water Meter Box and Lid - 0.75-inch Domestic Water Service.pdfOOPlastic Water Meter Box and Lid - 0.75-inch Domestic Water Service
10-inch FMCT Water Meter and Vault Service Connection.pdfP10-inch FMCT Water Meter and Vault Service Connection
Water Meter Box - Plastic Lid - 0.75 and 1-inch Domestic Water Services.pdfPPWater Meter Box - Plastic Lid - 0.75 and 1-inch Domestic Water Services
12-inch FMCT Water Meter and Vault Service Connection.pdfQ12-inch FMCT Water Meter and Vault Service Connection
Aluminum Single Leaf Access Door 24-inch x 36-inch Off Street H-20 Wheel Loading.pdfQQAluminum Single Leaf Access Door 24-inch x 36-inch Off Street H-20 Wheel Loading
2-inch Domestic Water Service Connection.pdfR2-inch Domestic Water Service Connection
Auto Flusher Residential Meter Box Type.PDFRRAuto Flusher Residential Meter Box Type
3-4ths inch Manifold Water Meter Assembly (4 to 10 Services) and Vault.pdfS3-4ths inch Manifold Water Meter Assembly (4 to 10 Services) and Vault
Type 6  20.5-inch Manhole Cover - Use with 16-inch and Larger Valves.pdfSSType 6 20.5-inch Manhole Cover - Use with 16-inch and Larger Valves
Steel Double Leaf Access Door 24 inch x 36 inch Pedestrian Loading.PDFTSteel Double Leaf Access Door 24 inch x 36 inch Pedestrian Loading
Type F 20.5-inch Manhole Frame 7-inch Tall.pdfTTType F 20.5-inch Manhole Frame 7-inch Tall
Steel Double Leaf Access Door 4 ft x 5 ft Pedestrian Loading.pdfUSteel Double Leaf Access Door 4 ft x 5 ft Pedestrian Loading
Type G  20.5-inch Manhole Frame 3-inch Tall - Inverted-(Cast-In-Place).pdfUUType G 20.5-inch Manhole Frame 3-inch Tall - Inverted-(Cast-In-Place)
Steel Double Leaf Access Door 5 ft x 5 ft Pedestrian Loading.pdfVSteel Double Leaf Access Door 5 ft x 5 ft Pedestrian Loading
BW Fire Hydrant Paint Color Schemes - CMUD-CFD Standards - Public and Private Hydrants.pdfVVBW Fire Hydrant Paint Color Schemes - CMUD-CFD Standards - Public and Private Hydrants
COLOR Fire Hydrant Paint Color Schemes - CMUD-CFD Standards - Public and Private Hydrants.pdfVVCOLOR Fire Hydrant Paint Color Schemes - CMUD-CFD Standards - Public and Private Hydrants
Steel Double Leaf Access Door 4 ft x 6 ft Pedestrian Loading.pdfWSteel Double Leaf Access Door 4 ft x 6 ft Pedestrian Loading
Water Main Locations at Culverts-Using Steel Casing Pipe - 6 To 24-inch Mains.pdfWWWater Main Locations at Culverts-Using Steel Casing Pipe - 6 To 24-inch Mains
ERT Transmitter Support Bracket Adapter.PDFXERT Transmitter Support Bracket Adapter
Water Quality Sampling Station Page 1.pdfXXWater Quality Sampling Station Page 1
Water Quality Sampling Station Page 2.pdfXXWater Quality Sampling Station Page 2
Aluminum Single Leaf Access Manifold Meter -  36 x 72-inch.pdfYAluminum Single Leaf Access Manifold Meter - 36 x 72-inch
Aluminum Single Leaf Access Door 24-inch x 36-inch Pedestrian Loading.pdfZAluminum Single Leaf Access Door 24-inch x 36-inch Pedestrian Loading
3 inch Turbine Water Meter and Vault.pdfZZ3 inch Turbine Water Meter and Vault
​​​Irrigation Services
  
  
  
3-4ths inch Split Irrigation Service Schematic (backflow at house, dual check at meter).pdf13-4ths inch Split Irrigation Service Schematic (backflow at house, dual check at meter)
3-4ths inch Split Irrigation Service Schematic (backflow at road, no dual check at meter).pdf23-4ths inch Split Irrigation Service Schematic (backflow at road, no dual check at meter)
3-4ths or 1-inch Dedicated Irrigation Service (backflow at road, dual check at meter).pdf33-4ths or 1-inch Dedicated Irrigation Service (backflow at road, dual check at meter)
3-4th or 1-inch Dedicated Irrigation Service Schematic (backflow at road, no dual check at meter).pdf43-4th or 1-inch Dedicated Irrigation Service Schematic (backflow at road, no dual check at meter)
3-4ths inch Green Plastic Irrigation Meter Box.pdfA3-4ths inch Green Plastic Irrigation Meter Box
3-4ths to 1-inch Backflow at House, Dual Check at Meter.DWGB3-4ths to 1-inch Backflow at House, Dual Check at Meter
3-4ths to 1-inch Irrigation Service Detail (Backflow at House, Dual Check at Meter).pdfB3-4ths to 1-inch Irrigation Service Detail (Backflow at House, Dual Check at Meter)
3-4ths to 1 inch Irrigation Service Detail (Backflow at House, Dual Check at Meter).DWGB3-4ths to 1 inch Irrigation Service Detail (Backflow at House, Dual Check at Meter)
3-4ths or 1 inch Irrigation Service Detail (Backflow at Road, No Dual Check at Meter).DWGC3-4ths or 1 inch Irrigation Service Detail (Backflow at Road, No Dual Check at Meter)
3-4ths or 1-inch Irrigation Service Detail (Backflow at Road, No Dual Check at Meter).PDFC3-4ths or 1-inch Irrigation Service Detail (Backflow at Road, No Dual Check at Meter)
1-inch Green Plastic Irrigation Meter Box - NOT YET APPROVED-USE- 1-inch Std Concrete Meter Box with Green Plastic Lid.txtD1-inch Green Plastic Irrigation Meter Box - NOT YET APPROVED-USE- 1-inch Std Concrete Meter Box with Green Plastic Lid
3-4ths inch Green Plastic Irrigation Meter Box in Concrete Sidewalk.pdfE3-4ths inch Green Plastic Irrigation Meter Box in Concrete Sidewalk
​​Pump Station & High Pressure Force Main Standard Details:
  
  
  
Combination Air and Vacuum Valve.pdf1Combination Air and Vacuum Valve
Emergency Pump Connection.pdf2Emergency Pump Connection
Submersible Pump Station - Elevation View.pdf3Submersible Pump Station - Elevation View
Submersible Pump Station - Plan View.pdf4Submersible Pump Station - Plan View
Submersible Pump Station - Sample Layout.pdf5Submersible Pump Station - Sample Layout
Control Panel Shelter.pdf6Control Panel Shelter
Access Road Standards and Details.PDFAAccess Road Standards and Details
​​Low Pressure Sewer Standard Details
  
  
  
Standard Detail Pressure Sewer - Valve Detail at Intersection.pdf1Standard Detail Pressure Sewer - Valve Detail at Intersection
​Sewer Rehabilitation
  
  
  
Rehabilitation of Existing Manholes.pdfARehabilitation of Existing Manholes
Typical Point Repair.pdfBTypical Point Repair
Rehabilitation of Manhole Walls and Top Section.pdfCRehabilitation of Manhole Walls and Top Section
Rehabilitation of Manhole Walls and Top Section With Cone.pdfDRehabilitation of Manhole Walls and Top Section With Cone
New Pipe Connection at Manhole.pdfENew Pipe Connection at Manhole
Service Lateral Replacement.pdfFService Lateral Replacement
Typical Cleanout.pdfGTypical Cleanout
Rehabiliation of Manhole Frame and Cover.pdfHRehabiliation of Manhole Frame and Cover
Service Lateral Connecting to Cured-In-Place Pipe Lining CIPP.pdfIService Lateral Connecting to Cured-In-Place Pipe Lining CIPP
​Gravity Sanitary Sewer Standard Details
  
  
  
Type 1 24-inch Manhole Cover Vented.pdfAType 1 24-inch Manhole Cover Vented
Type 2 24-inch Manhole Cover Solid.pdfBType 2 24-inch Manhole Cover Solid
Type 3 24-inch Manhole Cover Watertight, Gasket, Camlock.pdfCType 3 24-inch Manhole Cover Watertight, Gasket, Camlock
Type 4 30-inch Manhole Cover Vented, Gasket, Camlock.pdfDType 4 30-inch Manhole Cover Vented, Gasket, Camlock
Type 5 30-inch Manhole Cover Watertight, Gasket, Camlock.pdfEType 5 30-inch Manhole Cover Watertight, Gasket, Camlock
Type A 24-inch Manhole Frame 7 and Half -inch Tall.pdfGType A 24-inch Manhole Frame 7 and Half -inch Tall
Type B 24-inch Manhole Frame 4-inch Tall.pdfGType B 24-inch Manhole Frame 4-inch Tall
Type C 24-inch Manhole Frame 4-inch Tall Inverted - Reversible (Cast In).pdfHType C 24-inch Manhole Frame 4-inch Tall Inverted - Reversible (Cast In)
Type D 30-inch Manhole Frame 4-inch Tall.pdfJType D 30-inch Manhole Frame 4-inch Tall
Type E 30-inch Manhole Frame 4-inch Tall Inverted - Reversible (Cast In).pdfKType E 30-inch Manhole Frame 4-inch Tall Inverted - Reversible (Cast In)
Water Rehabilitation

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