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As a result of the recent high rainfalls and subsequent flooding Melbourne Water is working with emergency services and other relevant agencies to review the impacts to our waterways and assets. 

For flood or storm emergency assistance, contact the VIC SES on 132 500 and for life threatening emergencies call 000. 

You can access current emergency information by calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or sign up to receive regular updates regarding flooding via the emergency.vic.gov.au website and app.

Standards and specifications

Standards and specifications for drainage, water quality and waterway works to be built by developers as part of your conditions of development.

Unless we specify otherwise, you are responsible for all aspects of the works’ design and for justifying any variation from our requirements.

For information about other drains, contact the relevant local council.

Design

For a list of design specifications, view a summary of design standards.

Category Guidelines
General guidance
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) treatments
Pipelines and structures
Plans

Site management

Site management is an integral part of every land development project. The following guidelines will help you to maintain your site:

Construction

Category Guidelines
General guidance
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) treatments
Pipelines and structures

Surveying

Category Guidelines
General guidance
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) treatments