The Design Standards Manual is a guide for the planning, design, and construction of stormwater and sanitary sewer collection systems, water distribution systems and facilities, and associated activities for City Utilities. Guidelines, basic design criteria, standards, and mapping are presented in the Standards. 
Outlines City Utilities general policies for coordination, approval procedures, preparation of drawings and accompanying documents, and basic criteria associated with stormwater, sanitary sewer, and potable water improvement projects. 
Outlines stormwater standards and policies for the design of stormwater facilities.
Outlines standards and policies for the design of sanitary sewers and sanitary lift stations.
Outlines standards and policies for the design of potable water distribution systems.
Outlines approved construction materials used on stormwater, sanitary, or water projects.
Outlines drawing requirements and details for use on stormwater, sanitary sewer and water projects. 
The final version of the Design Standards Manual is being completed and will soon be posted in its entirety.  The chapters that are currently posted have been revised and the final, approved versions are found below.
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Here is a list of changes that have been made to the Design Standards Manual since it was published.  This list is current as of September 13, 2017.
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      Sanitary Sewer
      CADD Standards
 General Requirements
         GR2 Introduction
         GR3 Variances
                  Exhibit GR3-1 - Variance Process Diagram
                  Exhibit GR3-2 - Variance Request Form
                  Exhibit GR4-4 - Sanitary Sewer Design Summary
         GR5 Project Coordination
         GR6 Surveying
                  Exhibit GR6-1 - Surveying and Inspection Notice
                  Exhibit GR6-2 - Data Control Card
                  Exhibit GR6-4 - Horizontal and Vertical Control Map
                  Exhibit GR6-6 - Structure Data Sheet
                  Exhibit GR6-7 - Description Line and Point Codes
          GR7 Easements
                  Exhibit GR7-1 - Property Acquisition Summary Sheet
                  Exhibit GR7-2 - Sample Descriptions
                  Exhibit GR7-4 - Sample Release of Easement Plat
                  Exhibit GR7-5 - Sample Easement Encroachment Plat
                  Exhibit GR7-8 - Encroachment Agreement
                  Exhibit GR8-2 - Sample Right of Access Agreement
                  Exhibit GR8-3 - Pavement Core Report Log Sheet
                  Exhibit GR8-4 - Hydrologic Soil Group Map
                  Exhibit GR8-5 - Soil Test Pit Log Sheet
           GR10 Final Record Drawings
                    Exhibit GR10-1 - Record Drawing Sample 01
                    Exhibit GR10-2 - Record Drawing Sample 02
            GR11 Life Cycle Cost Analysis
                    20 YR Life Cycle Evaluation with Appendices
                   Appendix A - Project Lifecycle Evaluation Worksheet
         SW2 Introduction
                     Exhibit SW3-1 - Topographic Minimum Requirements
                     Exhibit SW3-2 - Detention Facility Design Summary
          SW4 Special Discharges
          SW5 Hydrology
                     Exhibit SW5-1 - Time of Concentration Worksheet
                     Exhibit SW5-3 - Runoff Curve Numbers for Urban Areas
                     Exhibit SW5-4 - Runoff Curve Numbers for Undeveloped Areas
           SW6 Storm Sewers
                    Exhibit SW6-1 - Values of Manning's Roughness Coefficient
                    Exhibit SW6-2 - Manhole Sizing
           SW7 Inlets
           SW8 Culverts
           SW9 Open Channels
           SW10 Crossings
           SW11 Stormwater Management
                    Exhibit SW11-6 - Example of Rate Based Model
                    Exhibit SW11-7 - Basin Control Structure Examples
                    Exhibit SW11-8 - Public Protection Details
                    Exhibit SW11-9 - Wet Detention Basin Detail
                    Exhibit SW11-10 - Typical Dry Basin Configuration
                    Exhibit SW11-12 - Detention Facility Design Summary  
           SW12 Erosion Control
                    Exhibit SW12-1 - Submittal Requirements Under Rule 5
                    Exhibit SW12-2 - Basic Submittal/Stormwater Red Flags
                    Exhibit SW12-4 - Application for SWPP Permit
                    Exhibit SW12-5 - Technical Review and Comment Form Cover
                    Exhibit SW12-6 - Site Plan Routing Review Checklist
                    Exhibit SW12-7 - Construction Site Inspection Report
Sanitary Sewer 
         SA2 Introduction
         SA3 Special Discharges
                   Exhibit SA4-1 - Area Map
                   Exhibit SA4-2 - Sample Sanitary Sewer Service Area Map
         SA5 Sewer Design
                   Exhibit SA5-2 - Hydraulic Elements of Circular Sewers
                   Exhibit SA6-2 - Special Sewer Tap Approval
         SA7 Manhole Design  
                   Exhibit SA8-1 - Lift Station Details
         W2 Introduction
         W3 Special Requirements
                  Exhibit W4-1 - Water Tap Permit Information Form
         W5 Water Main Design
                 Exhibit W5-4 - Soil Survey Report Form
                 Exhibit W5-5 - Minor Losses Worksheet 1
                 Exhibit W5-6 - Minor Losses Worksheet 2
                 Exhibit W5-10 - Most Remote Test Results
                 Exhibit W5-11 - Length of Restraint -- PVC Pipe
                 Exhibit W6-1 - Small Water Meter Spacing
                 Exhibit W6-2 - Water Meter Radio Endpoint
                 Exhibit W6-4 - Fire Line Water Meter Spacing
        W7 Appurtenances
        W8 Backflow Prevention
         W9 Fire Services
                 Exhibit W9-1 - Fire Service Riser Detail
          MA5 Storm Materials
                    Exhibit MA5-1 - Inlet Placement       
                    Exhibit MA5-2 - Common Stormwater Storage Systems
                    Exhibit MA5-3 - SQU Lists
                    Exhibit MA5-4 - Property SQU Checklist
          MA6 Sanitary Sewer Materials   
                   Exhibit MA6-1 - Pressure Test Report for PVC
                   Exhibit MA6-2 - Pressure Test Report for HDPE
          MA7 Water Materials
                   Exhibit MA7-2 - Pressure Test Report for PVC
                   Exhibit MA7-3 - Pressure Test Report for HDPE
                   Exhibit MA7-5 - Meter Pit Cover Requirements
  CADD Standards
                   Exhibit CADD2-1 - Project (CADD) Folder Structure
        CADD3 Submittals
         CADD4 Organization
                   Exhibit CADD5-1 - Title
                   Exhibit CADD5-2 - General Notes
                   Exhibit CADD5-3 - Cross Sections
                   Exhibit CADD5-4 - Details
                   Exhibit CADD5-5 - Schedules
                   Exhibit CADD5-6 - Plan
                   Exhibit CADD5-7 - Plan & Profile
                   Exhibit CADD5-8 - Layout Index
                   Exhibit CADD5-9 - Survey Control
                   Exhibit CADD5-10 - Erosion Control
                   Exhibit CADD5-11 - Traffic Control
                   Exhibit CADD5-12 - Demolition
                   Exhibit CADD5-13 - Demolition
                   Exhibit CADD5-14 - Restoration
                   Exhibit CADD5-16 - Electrical
         CADD6 Layers
         CADD7 Symbols
                   Drawings and Details Master List