BS EN 1610:2015 Construction and testing of drains and sewers
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BS EN 1610:2015

Construction and testing of drains and sewers

Status : Current, Under review   Published : September 2015



What is this standard about?

It gives guidelines for the construction and related testing of drains and sewers that are buried in the ground and/or operating under pressure. 

Who is this standard for?

  • Waste water and drainage specialists
  • Construction designers, specifiers and engineers
  • Installers of drains and sewers 
  • Environmental consultants

Why should you use this standard? 

It gives updated recommendations on drains and sewers installed in trenches, under embankments or above ground and frequently operating under gravity or at pressure up to 0.5 kPa when surcharged. The standard also covers components and materials, embedment installation, connections to pipes and manholes and inspection criteria. 

The construction of pipelines operating under pressure is also covered by BS EN 1610 together with BS EN 805 as appropriate. 

What’s changed since the last update? 

BS EN 1610 has been revised and updated to address issues in relation to air and water-tightness testing and durability.

Standard NumberBS EN 1610:2015
TitleConstruction and testing of drains and sewers
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 September 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 1295-1, EN 805, EN 752:2017, EN 476:2011
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 16323:2014, EN 13508-2, EN 12889
ReplacesBS EN 1610:1998
International RelationshipsEN 1610:2015
Draft Superseded By13/30295203 DC
DescriptorsTrenches, Dimensions, Visual inspection (testing), Underground, WATER SUPPLY AND WASTE SYSTEMS (BUILDINGS), Pipes, Design, Pipework systems, Excavations, Embankments, Manholes, Drainage, Sand, Pipelines, Sewers, Water supply and waste systems (buildings), Width, Service pressure, Installation, Dimensional tolerances, Construction materials, Aggregates, Pipe supports, Joints, Particulate materials, Leak tests, Pressure testing, Particle size distribution
Title in FrenchMise en oeuvre et essai des branchements et canalisations d'assainissement
Title in GermanEinbau und Prüfung von Abwasserleitungen und - kanälen
ISBN978 0 580 91486 7
File Size1.275 MB

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