Standards & Specifications

Standards & Specifications

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10 State Standards for Water and Wastewater Construction

Wastewater

Water

Oakland County Wastewater Disposal Standards and Regulations

Oakland County Wastewater Disposal Standards and Regulations


Design Standards

WRC Engineering Design Standards for Storm Water Facilities

Design Criteria - Sewer

Design Criteria - Well House
These Standards are intended to serve as a guide in the design and preparation of Well House plans and specifications operated and maintained by the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner.

Design Criteria - Water 
These Standards are intended to serve as a guide in the design and preparation of Water System plans and specifications operated and maintained by the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner.

Requirements for Changing Elevation of Manholes
Procedure by which changes to the elevation of the rim of any sanitary and/or combined sewer manhole are submitted, permitted and inspected.


Detail Sheets

Please check for the latest revision every time these standards are used.

Forcemain/Pressure Sewer Interior Drop

Soil Erosion Detail Sheets    

Well House Design Standard     

Storm Drain Detail Sheets

Sanitary Sewer Detail Sheets 

Water Main Detail Sheets 


Construction Specifications

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Information for Bidders

Proposal

Experience and Qualifications Statement

Agreement

Performance Bond

Labor and Material Bond

Maintenance and Guarantee Bond

Maintenance and Guarantee Bond - Pontiac

General Conditions
Defines terms of the Contract, Contractor's, Engineer's, Inspector's and Owner's responsibilities under the Contract. General requirements of the Contract, project sign, insurance requirements, scheduling requirements and changes to the work.

General Specifications 
Describes work which may be performed or required for the construction of storm drains, sanitary sewer or water main projects.  Topics include excavation, trees, final restoration, public and private utilities, easements, Engineer's and Inspector's field office, maintenance and restoration of road surfaces, CMP schedule, Contractor's schedule, project baseline and scheduling requirements.

General Supplemental Conditions
Revises requirements for Escrow Bid Documents, Owner Controlled Insurance Program, and Project Schedule for smaller projects. Specifies additional insured for Owner’s Protective Liability Insurance, and allowed working time and days for the Contractor.
 
Materials - Concrete 
Describes requirements for mix design and placement of concrete, tests, formwork, material requirements and cold weather precautions.

Audio-Video Recording of Construction Areas   
Describes labor, materials, equipment and services for performing color audio-video recording of the surface features within a proposed construction area.

Vegetation Control     
Describes the cutting and removal of vegetation and the application of commercial grade stump herbicide.

Cured-in-Place Pipe
Describes the reconstruction of sewer pipes by the use of the Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) process using the trenchless method of installation of a resin-impregnated, flexible tube cured by heated water or ultraviolet light.

Horizontal Directional Drilling Specification
WRC specifications for horizontal directional drilling low pressure sewer systems.

Low Pressure Sewer Specifications 
WRC requirements for all proposed low pressure wastewater systems tying directly or indirectly into an WRC owned or operated system.

Materials - Sanitary Sewer Pipe
WRC approved pipe materials to be used in any proposed wastewater system tying directly or indirectly into an WRC owned or operated system.
 
Open Cut Sanitary Sewer 
WRC requirements for all proposed gravity wastewater systems tying directly or indirectly into an WRC owned or operated system.
 
Packaged Sewage Grinder Pumping Units Specifications
WRC specification for installing individual grinder pump stations.
 
Materials - Storm Drain Specifications  
Describes WRC approved materials for pipe, manhole and storm water manufactured treatment systems for use on County Drains.

Open Cut Storm Drain Specifications   
Describes the method of installing storm pipe and manholes by means of open trench excavation.

Open Drain Specifications   
WRC specification for open channel drain construction.

Detailed Water Main Specification 
Describes specifications on (1) Ductile Iron Pipe - including lining, joints, fittings, laying pipe (2) Reinforced Concrete Pipe - including pipe and fittings, tapping outlet, laying pipe, anchorage, and encasement (3) Hydrants, and (4) Gate Valve and Wells.

General Water Main Specification
Describes specifications in the following areas (1) General (2) Method of Construction (3) Basis of Payment (4) Material Testing (5) Excavation (6) Bedding and Backfilling (7) Thrust Blocks (8) Anchorage and Encasement (9) Unloading pipe (10) Hydrostatic Tests (11) Chlorination (12) Tunneling. 


WRC Manuals 

Lake Improvement Board Manual 
As an aid for the Lake Improvement Boards established in Oakland County, the Water Resources Commissioner's Office created this manual to guide the Lake Improvement Board Members through the lake improvement board process. Note: Clicking on the various tabs will take you to the section of the manual that you need.

Standard Requirements for Establishing a Chapter 18 Drain

Standard requirements for establishing a private drain as a county drain in Oakland County communities under Chapter 18 of the Michigan Drain Code of 1956.