Watercom Pty Ltd is a Consulting Engineering and software development company based in Wooli, Australia specialising in water supply and distribution and drainage. Programs developed by Watercom include PIPES, PIPES++ and DRAINS.

DRAINS is a Stormwater Drainage System design and analysis program. It provides a much enhanced successor to the ILSAX program which has been widely used for urban stormwater system design and analysis in Australia and New Zealand. It is co-developed by Watercom and Dr. Geoffrey O'Loughlin, developer of the ILSAX program. DRAINS has recently been updated to 64-bit computing and to operate with ARR 2016 rainfall inputs and design procedures. DRAINS offers:

  • Design procedures for urban drainage systems using initial and continuing loss model, ILSAX, rational method and storage routing hydrology with unsteady flow hydraulics;
  • Connections to spreadsheet, CAD, DTM and GIS programs, including Civil Site Design (Previously Advanced Road Design), 12d and MX;
  • A simple and effective user interface, a detailed Help system, manual, in-built design data for inlet pits and other devices, and a free Viewer; and
  • Responsive support and regular training.

Over 850 Australian organisations have purchased DRAINS since 1998.

From you can download a demonstration version, examples and User Manual.

Contact Watercom or (02) 6649 8005 (phone/fax) for further information and the free DRAINS Viewer.

Civil Survey Solutions

Civil Survey Solutions is an Autodesk Silver Partner, Autodesk Training Centre and independent software developer. As well as being an Authorised Autodesk Reseller of AutoCAD Civil 3D, Map 3D, AutoCAD, 3DS Max Design and the Building Suite of products they are resellers for associated third party applications - Civil Site Design (Previously known as Advanced Road Design - ARD), BricsCAD, Stringer, Rapid Design Visualisation, Drains and AutoTrack.

Software that Kustom Engineering uses from Civil Survey Solutions:


BricsCAD® is the powerful CAD software platform unifying the familiar feature set of native dwg with advanced 2D tools and intelligent 3D direct modeling on Windows and Linux, and all this at 1/5th of the cost.

Civil Site Design

Civil Site Design (CSD) has been developed to provide Australian based road and drainage design and outputs inside AutoCAD Civil 3D & BricsCAD. Built for the AutoCAD Civil 3D design environment, CSD features a streamlined design interface to merge seamlessly with AutoCAD Civil 3D and work with the Civil 3D civil objects. Centralised design tools make it easy for you to edit any design element without having to search through multiple commands or run sequential routines.

Contact Civil Survey Solutions for more details.