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uPVC Pipe and Precast Manholes for Sewerage Works?

I am interested to know is anyone is aware of manufacturers of uPVC pipes as per IS 15328- uPVC pipes for underground drainage and sewerage works. Enquiry wilth a number of vendors were futile. Instead, uPVC as per IS 4985 has to be used for external sewerage work.

Also, I am eager to know whether there had been any sewerage work carried out in India with precast concrete manholes?

If people agree we can request BIS to frame something in line with ASTM C478 or BS 5911, globally well accepted standards for precast concrete manhole.

Sandeepan Choudhury




Dear Choudhury,

You may contact the following firm to obtain uPVC pipes as per IS 15328.

Prince Pipes & Fittings Pvt. Ltd.
IV Floor, B - Wing
Ruby House
J.K. Sawant Marg
Dadar (West)
Mumbai 400028
Tel. No.: 24382555.
Fax No.: 24382220
Key Contacts: Institutional Sales:
Export Sales:
Domestic Sales:

The specifications for precast concrete manholes are covered by IS: 12592/2002 – For Dimension and Testing and IS: 1343/1980 (Re-affirmed 2004) – For Prestressing IS: 12592/2002 of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

Shakuntal Industries, 3229, Pitru Chhaya, Halwai Lane, Ahmednagar is one firm that manufactures “Circular Precast Prestressed Concrete Manhole Covers” as per the BIS specifications. The company has also obtained DGS&D registration for the product from the Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

You may contact that company to know details of sewerage works for which it supplied precast concrete manholes in India.

Best wishes,

Dr. R. Jagadiswara Rao
Retired Professor of Geology
Sri Venkateswara University
Tirupati, AP 517502

Dr. R. Jagadiswara Rao, Professor of Geology Retired, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, AP 517502, India


Dear Dr Rao

Thanks for your reply.
MAy be my question regarding precast concrete manhole is not clear. What I tried to mean is manhole built up of precast concrete rings/units. This is not precast manhole frame and cover. I am very much aware of precast manhole frame and cover as per IS 12592. That is very common.

Possibly in recent times some ADB project in Karnataka has used precast manholes. But this is not very common. My objective was to know the experiences of using such manhole. Because I feel quality control is a big problem, as these precast units are not available as readily manufactured units like like manhole frame and cover.

Hope the question is clear now.


There was not much helpful answers to my question. However, I could get some solutions. Just like to share if anyone is interested.

IS 15328 grade pipes are manufactured by some companies. One big manufacturer is Supreme. Their website is other manufacturers are there like Jain Pipes.

These pipes are manufactured for both solvent-cement jointed and elastomeric joint.

We do not have any Indian Standard for Precast Concrete Manhole (Please do not confuse it with pre-cast manhole frame and cover). But this type of manholes are recently used in large scale in Karnataka ADB project (KUIDFC) in Mangalore.

May be it will be useful for someone.


We are using Precast Manholes in two UGD projects in Karwar and Mangalore. It is very good system for work in sandy and silty earth conditions and higher depths with high water table.

5. Dear Hemant, please get in touch with us, need details

Hi Hemant,

Can you please share more details with us.
1. Have you manufactured the pre-cast manholes or have you procured them?
2. If procured, please mention the manufacturer and his address.
3. If you have photos, please share.
4. If you can provide your contact number I could get in touch with you for more information.
We received a work order in Karnataka for providing sewerage scheme. Hope you understand.
Thanking you,


6. Thanks for your posts. As, I

Thanks for your posts. As, I am also searching for I S for precast Manholes. Also, I was unknown about it's use in India for long time.

Now, is there any improvement further ?

Please inform me, as I am very thankful if you provide it.

-Abhijit Sawant, BE Civil.

7. Precast manholes - procedures for laying is very convenient

I have been working in Mauritius for sewer reticulation projects where the manholes used are of precast make. The total manhole is casted in three stages .The base middle rings and slab, number and size of middle rings will vary according to the depth and dimensions of the proposed manhole.

The procedures for laying is very convenient, fast and effective. Quality control is not a problem unlike brick manholes used in India. Its is easy to get relative tests.

I am also willing to relocate in India for sewer reticulation. Can contact me for any prosperous opportunity.

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