Building and Developing

Requirements for working near an aqueduct

What you need to include in your plans for working near an aqueduct.

Share your detailed plans

You must share your plans with our Asset Protection Team.

This must include:

  • a detailed design and construction method statement
  • contingency plans in case you damage the aqueduct
  • sequence of works
  • proposed access route
  • the depth of the planned work
  • details of steps you'll take to protect our assets
  • how you'll construct and maintain protection measures
  • storm and foul construction details with applicable method of construction
  • details of any demolition work
  • street lighting details
  • information on any earth or noise bunds
  • point loadings of plant machinery and equipment

Confirm the line and level of the aqueduct

Before you start work, we'll need confirmation of the line and level of the aqueduct on site.
You should do this through hand dug trial holes. 

Precautions, conditions and requirements

There are many things you need to keep in mind when installing an aqueduct.

Your responsibilities

Information about costs you'll be liable for if the aqueduct is damaged, insurance you need, and how to contact us in an emergency.

Any designer or architect designing works close to the aqueduct must consider and plan for the following:

Tree planting on site

It important that any trees, bushes and shrubs planted on the site will not damage the pipe and other assets as they grow.

You must make sure any plants are the required distance from pipes and assets if you're planting trees, bushes or shrubs.

Final inspection

As you complete the project, we may inspect the work to check all is compliant.

After the inspection, we'll let you know if there is anything you need to do.

Contact the Asset Protection Team

The Asset Protection team help commercial developers to understand and plan what needs to be done when working near our pipes and other infrastructure. 

You can contact the Asset Protection team by email and phone.

The team are available:

  • Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm
  • Friday: 9am to 4.30pm

Please leave a voicemail if you're unable to get through to the team or call outside office hours. We'll do our best to get back to you the next working day.