The purpose of having a design standard for municipal services (engineering, materials, storm, water and wastewater) in all of the municipalities within the Region of Waterloo and the City of Guelph is to ensure consistency. This assists suppliers, developers, contractors and consulting engineers by providing a document that they can refer to when working in the various municipalities.
The designer or engineer is encouraged to use their best judgment when using the Design Guidelines and Supplemental Specifications for Municipal Services (DGSSMS). Any work that falls outside this document must seek approval the Township.
The DGSSMS is under continual review and improvement as new innovative products or new construction techniques become available. The Technical Sub-Committee meets once a month to discuss modification or alterations to the document. In order to have consistency major revisions are made every two years, with addendums being issued between revision years.
If you have any questions with regards to the DGSSMS please contact Public Works.