References
Products and materials overview
The Melbourne Retail Water Agencies typically expect infrastructure to have a service life of at least 100 years. This requirement reflects community expectations of the Water Agencies’ operational and financial performance. The performance of pressure and non pressure (Water Supply and Sewerage) systems significantly depend on the attributes of the materials and products used in its construction. The appropriate selection of pipeline system products and materials is paramount to achieving life expectancies.
Each Water agency is responsible for accepting or excluding products as being suitable for use within its licensed district of responsibility. They are also responsible for nominating variations to product and material use specified on the individual product data sheets provided in the product search section of this portal.
National Product Appraisal Program
The Melbourne Retail Water Agencies utilise the National product appraisal program administered by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA). It is recommended that all manufacturers, suppliers, distributors or agents who have a product that may be suitable for use by the water industry utilise this program. Click the link below to obtain information regarding the product appraisal program undertaken by the Water Services Association of Australia.
MRWA Product Application Forms
Each Melbourne Retail Water Agency has its own individual product authorisation process requiring the lodgement of an application form by the product manufacturer, supplier, distributor or agent.
Click one of the links below to download the nominated Water Agency application form.
 
 

 
 
 

 

 

Product Acronyms
The Melbourne Retail Water Agencies in conjunction with the Water Services Association of Australia have developed standardised acronyms for products and materials associated with water supply and sewerage networks.​​
The purpose of the acronyms is to assist you to interpret product terminology used in the various search pages and data sheets provided in this portal application.
Click the link below to download or view the standardised product acronym list.
National Water Industry Product Specifications
Product Specifications are the means for the Water Agencies to specify their product and material requirements to manufacturers, suppliers, importers, distributors or agents. Each specification clearly specifies essential performance requirements, attributes and test methods. These must be specified in a manner that can be measured and objectively verified by the manufacturer and quality assurance certification options. The Melbourne Retail Water Agencies specify the product specifications developed by the Water Services Association of Australia.
Click the link below to download or view individual product specifications or the full set prepared by the Water Services Association of Australia.
Product and material information and guidance technical publications
Product and material information and guidance documents have been developed by the Water Services Association of Australia to assist designers in specifying the most suitable products and materials for constructing water and sewerage networks. The technical documents also help constructors understand the important aspects of installation of the different pipeline systems and their components.
Click the link below to download or view the Product and material information and guidance documents prepared by the Water Services Association of Australia.
Useful Links
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