Design and Construction Standards

We are excited to announce the release and publication of our newly created Standard Specifications (2018).   They consist of 37 Specification Sections; mainly for linear water, earthwork, and exterior improvements; and replace our Guide Specifications that have been used for construction in the past.  These Standard Specifications have been developed and approved for use, as is, to construct infrastructure operated and maintained by DC Water.  Over the next several months we will continue to convert other Guide Specifications to Standard Specifications; creating a more efficient and consistent approach to building our assets. We are also pleased to announce that these Standard Specifications are now available to the general public by clicking the quick link on this web page.

We look forward to working with you to build a better DC Water.

For more information, contact Mike Marchant at