Austin Water’s Standard Products List specifies acceptable manufacturer products for use in the construction of water, reclaimed water and wastewater facilities. These products have undergone stringent testing to ensure the safety, reliability and consistency within the Austin Water system.

Austin Water’s Standard Products List is updated quarterly, and previous Standard Product Lists are also available.

Standard Product List Uses


Design engineers should confirm that products on the Standard Products List meet their project needs. If the project requires products of different size, material, or design, seek approval from Austin Water for substituted or alternative products.


Contractors should confirm that construction contract documents allow for use of products on the Standard Product List. If the product is not on the Standard Product List, the contractor must submit manufacturer technical data sheets of sufficient detail to adequately describe the product or materials to be used.


To expedite the review of products, contractor submittal reviewers should confirm the product:

  • meets the functional needs of the project
  • is the type specified for use on the project
  • is in the category covered by the Standard Product List
  • manufacturer is listed on the Standard Product List
  • is within the size range listed on the Standard Product List
  • model number, serial number or manufacturer designation is listed
  • meets all requirements in the description on the Standard Product List
  • meets all requirements given in notes on the Standard Product List
  • meets all requirements in the specifications, special provisions, details and construction notes in the project contract documents

Apply for Product Approval

Product manufacturers or vendors may apply to have one of their products approved for listing on a current Austin Water SPL.  


Product manufacturers or vendors may apply to have one of their products approved for listing on a current Austin Water SPL.  The AW Standard Product Approval Process can be found in the Utility Criteria Manual 2.4.2

If a product manufacturer or vendor wishes to share information about a product that does not satisfy the requirements of one of our current SPL’s, please contact the AW Standards Committee Chairperson by email at:


The following instructions are provided to manufacturers and vendors who wish to have one of their products reviewed by Austin Water for listing on a current SPL.  Only SPL applications for one (1) product that meets every technical requirement of a corresponding and current Austin Water SPL will be accepted and reviewed. 

Applications received for more than one product, a product line, or a catalog of products will not be reviewed.  Similarly, applications submitted for a product that does not meet every requirement of a current SPL will also not be reviewed.

STEP 1:  Confirm the product complies with the requirements of a current SPL.  Once an SPL is identified for the product, download a SPL Application Form and Checklist

STEP 2:  Compile the SPL Application Form, Checklist, and supplemental documentation specific to your product / SPL into one (1) .pdf email attachment. The supplemental documents contained within the .pdf attachment shall be tabbed and follow the order of the Checklist items.  If any of the Checklist items are not applicable, provide an explanation.

STEP 3:  Submit the completed SPL Application to  Your email should contain only one .pdf attachment: the completed SPL Application Form, Checklist and supplemental documentation as described in Step 2.  In the subject line of the email, enter the “Company Name”, "Product Name", and the applicable "SPL Number".  Upon receipt, AW will perform an initial review of the application and provide comments within 30 days.  Once the application is complete, it will be reviewed by the AW Standards Committee.  SPLs are updated on a quarterly basis.

For the status of pending approvals email: