Technical requirements for the design and construction, repair or renewal of Christchurch city’s wastewater and stormwater pumping stations.

The sewage pumping station design specification [PDF, 4.3 MB] (SPSDS) covers all types of sewage pump stations that are owned and operated by, or on behalf of, Council. It also explains the process required to transfer the asset to Council.

The Pro-forma generic electrical and automation specification [PDF, 1.6 MB] and the pumping station O&M manual (OMM) template [DOC, 735 KB] draft can be used to prepare pumping station designs, along with the CWW tagging convention [PDF, 922 KB].

Typical pump station electrical drawings are available from Council.


  • Lift stations: the SPSDS document doesn’t address the detailed design of lift stations. Refer to the Lift Station Design Specification, available from Council

Local private and Council-owned pressure sewer systems on private lots