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Engineering & Infrastructure Engineering Standards, Policies & Guidelines

Engineering Standards,
Policies & Guidelines

The City provides the following policies and standards as guidance for the design and installation of municipal infrastructure, as well as development applications.

The City reserves the right to update these documents, when necessary to account for changes to regulations, design practices and technologies. When revisions are made they will be posted to this website; it is the user’s responsibility to ensure they are using the current version.

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Bulletins - Technical Bulletins

The City uses bulletins to communicate:

  • Summaries of changes made to the standards, information bulletins (IB)
  • Technical guidance/clarification in support of existing standards, technical bulletins (TB)


Development Manual

Transportation, Roadway Illumination & Traffic Signals

Transportation Design Manual

Transportation Impact Study Guidelines

Roads Standards Drawings

General Notes Roadworks BSD-N2

18m Local Road Allowance – Residential BSD-301

20m Local Road Allowance – Industrial BSD-302

24m Minor Collector Road Allowance – Residential BSD-303

25m Minor Collector Road Allowance – Industrial BSD-304

27m Major Collector Road Allowance BSD-305

26m Arterial Road Allowance BSD-306

27m Arterial Road Allowance BSD-307

29m Arterial Road Allowance BSD-308

34m Arterial Road Allowance BSD-309

41m Arterial Road Allowance BSD-310

27m Rural Road Allowance BSD-311

36m Rural Road Allowance BSD-312

8m Laneway Road Allowance BSD-313

12m Laneway Road Allowance BSD-314

Typical 100mm Sub-drain Detail BSD-315

Concrete Sidewalk Ramps at Signalized Intersections with Intersecting Crosswalks BSD-316

Concrete Sidewalk Ramps at Signalized Intersections BSD-317

Concrete Sidewalk Ramps at Un-signalized Intersections BSD-318

Driveway and Entrance Detail BSD-319

Boulevard Pathway BSD-320

Bus Stop with Curb, Boulevard and Sidewalk BSD-321 Rev. 2

Typical Bus Shelter Pad BSD-322 Rev.2

Typical Daylighting Requirements Rev 2 BSD-323

Typical Intersection Semi-Urban 18m Radius - 36m-27m ROW BSD-324

Typical Intersection Semi-Urban 18m Radius - 27m-27m ROW BSD-325

Roundabout - Single Lane BSD-326

Roundabout - Two-Lane BSD-327

Sidewalk Ramps and Bike Lanes at Roundabouts BSD-328

Temporary Residential Cul-de-sac BSD-329

Typical Trench Restoration BSD-330

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Other Standards Drawing Index
Note: last revision was #12.2 and occurred in February 2006

Typical Title Pages BSD-N1 Rev. #2

General Drawing Notes BSD-N6 Rev. #3


Construction Entrance Mat BSD-23D Rev. #1

Topsoil or Spoil Pile Siltation Control BSD-23E

Typical Project Identification Sign BSD-39 - Rev. #2

Unassumed Area Sign BSD-40 - Rev. #2

Service Locations

Standard Residential Service Locations BSD-25 Rev. #4

Standard Industrial/Commercial Service Locations BSD-26 Rev. #1

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Approved Manufacturers
Roadway Illumination Standards Drawings

Roadway Lighting Duct Installation at Utility Crossing BSD-800

Roadway Lighting Duct Installation in Existing Paved Area  BSD-801

Electrical Handwell Installation in Slope BSD-809

Power Supply (42”) Pedestal and Base Assembly BSD-817

Metal Lighting Pole, Base Mounted BSD-820

Decorative Concrete Pole with Post Top Luminaire, Direct Buried  BSD-826

Decorative Concrete Pole, Direct Buried (5.5m)  BSD-827

Decorative Concrete Pole with Scroll Arm and Luminaire, Direct Buried  BSD-828

Decorative Concrete Pole, Direct Buried (8.4m)  BSD-829

Installation of Direct Buried Poles in Slopes  BSD-830

Typical Hydro Supply Detail  BSD-831

Typical Pole Mounted Power Supply Detail  BSD-832

Typical Aerial Power supplies  BSD-833

Base Mounted Power Pedestal  BSD-834

Concrete Lighting Pole, Direct Buried  BSD-835

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Traffic Signals Standards Drawings

Anchorage Assembly BSD-TS-1A

Concrete Footing for Base Mounted Pole BSD-TS-1B

Concrete Pad for Traffic Signal Controller Cabinet  BSD-TS-2

Traffic Signal Equipment on Steel Poles  BSD-TS-5

Traffic Controller Cabinet on Wood or Concrete Pole BSD-TS-6

Temporary Mast Extension and Aerial Attachment Detail  BSD-TS-9

Traffic Signal Wiring for Pedestrian Equipment BSD-TS-11

Installation Detail for Optical Pre-Emption Detector BSD-TS-13

Temporary Pedestrian Signal Stand BSD-TS-14

Traffic Signal Head Universal Bracket Mounting Detail  BSD-TS-15

Over-Sized Street Name Sign Layout and Mounting Detail on Traffic Signal Mast Arm BSD-TS-16

Over-Sized Street Name Sign and Mounting Assembly on Traffic Signal Mast Arm  BSD-TS-17

1.5m Pedestrian Pushbutton Pole, Base Mounted  BSD-TS-18

Local Grading at Pole Foundations  BSD-TS-19

Octagonal Steel Pole, Base Mounted  BSD-TS-20

Loop Detection Layout  BSD-TS-21

Over-Sized Street Name Sign Mounting Detail on Span Wire  BSD-TS-22

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Water Transmission & Distribution​

Water Transmission and Distribution Policies and Design Standard

Tracer Wire Installation Standard

Approved Manufacturers
Water Transmission & Distribution Standards Drawings

General Notes – Watermain BSD-500  Rev. #2

Copper Water Service Connection Detail 19mm & 25mm Diameter Sizes BSD502  Rev.#2

Copper Water Service Connection Detail 38mm & 50mm Diameter Sizes BSD-503 

25mm to 50mm Cross-Linked Polyethylene Water Service BSD-504 REV3 - updated August 2021

Typical Service Entry 100mm to 300mm Diameter Pipe BSD-505

Park Water Service and Irrigation Detail BSD-506 Rev. #3

Standard Hydrant and Valve Installation BSD-507

Hydrant Platform Detail BSD-508

Pipe Bollard BSD-509

Temporary Riser Installation BSD-510

Valve Stem Extension in Valve Box BSD-511

Typical Restrained Watermain Ductile or PVC BSD-512

Typical Cul-De-Sac Watermain Design (50mm Dia. Copper Looping) BSD-513

Typical Insulation Design BSD-514

Tracer Wire Detail BSD-515)Rev.#4 Updated January 2021​

50mm Blow Off Detail BSD-516

Direct Bury Air Release Valve For Watermain Up To 300mm Diameter BSD-517

Lowering Detail at New or Exist. Watermain Crossing Of New or Exist. Sanitary Sewer BSD-518

Lowering Detail of New or Existing Watermain Crossing New or Existing Culvert, Storm Sewer or Ditch BSD-519

Support for Watermains Larger Than 300mm Diameter BSD-520

Watermain Crossing Detail – Railway BSD-521

Watermain Crossing Detail – Road BSD-522

Typical Epoxy Coated Steel Pressure Reducing Valve Chamber BSD-523 

Typical Precast Circular Chamber Details Over Existing Pipe BSD-524 Rev. #2

Typical Two Piece Precast Rectangular Chamber Details for Watermains BSD-525 Rev. #2

Flush Mounted Anode Station Test Station Installation BSD-526)

Typical Thermit Weld BSD-527

Flushmount Anode Typical Test Station Wiring Arrangement BSD-528

Typical Zinc Reference Electrode BSD-529

Anode Installation Typical Single AugerSingle Excavation BSD-530

Typical 14.5kg High Potential Magnesium Anode BSD-531

Water Meter Installation Package BSD-532 (Rev. #3 updated May 2021)

Typical Meter Installation for Domestic Services Requiring By-Passes BSD-533 Rev. #2

Temporary By-Pass Connection for Watermains (up to 400mm) BSD-534

Watermain Connection from Hydrant (for Watermains up to 200mm) BSD-535

Typical Meter Installation Bulk Metering Above Ground Enclosure Structure BSD 536

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Fire Flow Testing Calculator

Sanitary Sewage Collection

Sanitary Sewage Collection System Policies and Design Guidelines

Sanitary Design Sheets
Sanitary Standards Drawings

Sanitary Sewers (BSD-N3) Rev. #4, (BSD-N4) Rev. #2 ​

Maintenance Hole and Catch Basin Grade Adjustment Units (BSD-41) Rev. #2

PVC Inside Drop Sewer Service Connection (BSD-15A) Rev. #3

PVC Inside Drop Sewer Maintenance Hole (BSD-15B)​​

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Storm Drainage & Stormwater Management

Storm Drainage and Stormwater Management Policies and Design Guidelines​

​Related documents: Appendix I

Low Impact Development Interim Guidance Document

Storm Drainage & Stormwater Design Sheets
Storm Drainage & Stormwater General Drawings

Storm Sewers General Notes (BSD-N5) Rev. #4

Foundation Drain Outlet Sump Pump to Storm Sewer at Surface (BSD-75A)

Foundation Drain Outlet Sump Pump to Storm Sewer (BSD-75B)

Foundation Drain Outlet Sump Pump to Surface (BSD-76)

Outlet Structures Typical Detail Wet Pond Facility With Maintenance Pipe (BSD-77)

Outlet Structure Typical Detail Wetland Facility Without Maintenance Pipe (BSD-78)

Temporary Outlet Structure Typical Detail (BSD-79)

SWM Grading and Water Level Criteria (BSD-80)

Forebay Dewatering Sump Detail (BSD-81)

Outlet Erosion Protection Typical Detail (BSD-82)

Stormwater Management Pond Warning Sign (BSD-83)

Double Catch Basin, 45o Offset to Curb line (BSD-16) Rev. #1

Typical Single Gabion Drop (BSD-18) Rev. #1

Typical Granular; Erosion Control Device (BSD-23B) Rev. #2

Temporary Sediment Basin and Outlet Details (BSD-23C) Rev. #1

Maintenance Hole and Catch Basin Grade Adjustment Units (BSD-41) Rev. #2

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Parks Standards Drawings

Standard Park Sign (BSD-1300)

Park Safety and Regulations Sign (BSD-1301)

Future Open Space – Park Block Sign for Development Sites (BSD-1302)

Site Alteration Notification Template (BSD-1237)

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Fences & Gates

Acoustic Fence (BSD-1200)

Acoustic Fence Slope Accommodation (BSD-1201)

Acoustic Gate Side Lot Return (BSD-1202)

Acoustic Fence Masonry Column (BSD-1203)

Residential to Residential Reverse Lot Frontage Fence (BSD-1204)

Board on Board Residential to Residential Fence (BSD-1205)

Overlapping Board Residential to Residential Fence (BSD-1206)

Residential to Residential Board Fence Slope Accommodation (BSD-1207)

Non-Residential to Residential Fence (BSD-1208)

1.25m Chain Link Frontage Return Fence (BSD-1209)

1.52m Chain Link Parking Fencing (BSD-1210)

1.80m Chain Link Stormwater Facility Fencing (BSD-1211)

Tennis Court Chain Link Fence REV 2 (BSD-1212)

Typical Walkway and Barrier (BSD-1215)

Vehicular Control Gate (BSD-1216)

Timber Bollard Detail (BSD-1217)

Siltation Control Fencing (BSD-1233)

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Play Areas, Trails, Pathways & Walkways

Typical Play Area and Walkway Layout/Section (BSD-1270)

Typical Play Area Curb and Drainage Detail (BSD-1271)

Typical Park Walkway Section with Centre Crown REV 2 (BSD-1272)

Typical Park Walkway Section with Cross Slope REV 2 (BSD-1273)

Park Walkway Lighting Assembly and Ductbank REV 2 (BSD-1350)

Typical Park Walkway and Morality Lighting Electrical Pedestal REV 2 (BSD-1351)

Trail and Pathway Construction Matrix (BSD-1274)

Typical Streetscape Pavingstone Detail (BSD-1360)

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Pipe Wire Trenching for Irrigation (BSD-1285)

Manual Drain Installation for Irrigation (BSD-1286)

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Sports Fields & Courts


Baseball Infield Layout with Backstop and Fencing (BSD-1260)

Baseball Field Layout (BSD-1261)

Baseball Field Preferred Grading (BSD-1262)

Baseball Backstop Detail (BSD-1263)

Baseball Pitching Mound and Infield Mix Detail (BSD-1264)


Basketball Full Court Layout (BSD-1291)

Basketball Court Profile (BSD-1292)

Basketball Net Assembly Installation (BSD-1293)

Basketball Half Court Layout (BSD-1294)


Softball Infield Layout with Backstop and Fencing (BSD-1255)

Softball Field Layout (BSD-1256)

Softball Field Preferred Grading (BSD-1257)

Softball Backstop Detail (BSD-1258)


Tennis Court Chain Link Fence (BSD-1212)

Tennis Court Layout (BSD-1250)

Tennis Court Surface and Net Post Detail (BSD-1251)

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Trees & Planting Zones

General Park Planting Notes (BSD-1320)

Tree Removal Notification Template (BSD-1230)

Tree Preservation Area Template (BSD-1231)

Tree Preservation Fencing (BSD-1232)

Limit of Tree Protection for Activities on Municipal Right-of-Ways (BSD-1234)

Limit of Tree Preservation for Development Approvals (BSD-1235)

Tree Hoarding Detail for Activities on Municipal Right-of-Ways (BSD-1236)

Deciduous Tree Planting Detail (BSD-1310)

Deciduous Tree Planting on Slope (BSD-1311)

Coniferous Tree Planting Detail (BSD-1312)

Coniferous Tree Planting on Slope (BSD-1313)

Container Grown Shrub Planting Detail (BSD-1314)

Street Tree Layout (BSD-1315)

Streetscape Boulevard Tree Planting Notes (BSD-1321)

Live Staking Planting Detail (BSD-1317)

Stormwater Planting Zone Composition (BSD-1318)

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Lot Grading & Drainage

Lot Grading and Drainage Standards and Design Manual

Lot Grading Standard Drawings

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