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Design, standards specification and procedures

The design of municipal services in Peel is based on our design, standards & procedures.

It is intended for consultants, engineers, inspectors and regional staff involved in the design of Regional plants and services, as well as those involved in submitting engineering proposals and agreements for land development.

Specifications and procedures in this manual might not apply in all circumstances. Contact the appropriate Regional staff to consider variances on a case-by-case basis.

The Region must review all plans before construction starts.

Engineers are still responsible for ensuring that a design meets all federal, provincial, regional and local government requirements. This review oes not release engineers from this responsibility.

If you have any questions about Peel’s design, standard specification or procedures, email us or call 905-791-7800 ext. 3253.

Updating the manual

We will update the Public Works Design, Specification & Procedures Manual at the start of each year; however, we can't guarantee that all the information the manual is accurate, complete or current at all times.

The latest revision date will be clearly stated. Updated versions of the manual will include new products that the Region's Technical & Materials Review Committee has accepted.

We will add new or revised standard drawings to any updated sections of the manual, and we may consider amendments to incorporate frequently-used methods and solutions that are not already covered.

Other information

Get details on procedures, fees, construction requirements and engineering submission requirements for work happening in Peel.

Get details on acceptable materials for Peel construction and maintenance projects.

This information only applies to work being done on municipal property.  

For work taking place on private property, contact the appropriate local municipality for material specifications and standard drawings.

Construction specifications documents outline general conditions, construction specifications and basis of payment for capital works projects in the Region.

Volume 2 contract documents for road, watermain and sanitary sewer projects form part of the contract for capital works projects in the Region.

Region of Peel standard drawings and lists of approved products form part of the contract documents. References are also made to various Ontario provincial standard specifications. These will be considered part of the contract documents where noted.

The latest and applicable version of Supplemental General Conditions Vol. 2.1, shall be as indicated in the Procurement Document and Contract.

Construction specifications

Basis of payment

Region of Peel standard drawings illustrate Regional requirements and construction practices for the installation of municipal works.

The corresponding Ontario Provincial Standard Drawing (OPSD) applies to areas that do not have an applicable Regional standard drawing.

These standard drawings apply to only work on municipal property:

If work will take place on a private property, contact the appropriate local municipality for standard drawings.