ABC Waters Design Guidelines

Developed by PUB, the ABC Waters Design Guidelines provide reference to developers and industry professionals on how to implement environmentally sustainable green features or ABC Waters design features in their developments. This is part of PUB’s effort to get partners from the 3P sectors to jointly work on a common vision of sustainable water management.

The Latest Edition

In 2014, PUB has updated the guidelines with more locally built examples to showcase developers, architects and engineers who have incorporated the ABC Waters concept in their developments. This new publication was launched by Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Grace Fu, on 6 June 2014, in conjunction with the Singapore International Water Week 2014.

This new set of reference material aims to better serve the industry’s needs and continue building up technical expertise in the industry. To view full document on the 3rd Edition, please click on the book cover below.

The 1st and 2nd Edition

The 1st Edition of the ABC Waters Design Guidelines was launched by former Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Amy Khor, on 25 June 2009.

The 2nd Edition was launched by former Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts & Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Ms Grace Fu, on 6 July 2011.


A Qualified Person may wish to download the relevant chapters in the Engineering Procedures for reference when designing ABC Waters Design Features like Bioretention Swales, Bioretention Basins and Constructed Wetlands.

Last updated on 3 Jun 2014