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Understanding and Using AWWA Standards for Water Utilities. AWWA Standards At Work Every Day!!!. Water facts. 79,000 + tons of chlorine per year used to treat water. 1 million miles of pipelines and aqueducts carry water in the United States and Canada. Objectives.

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water facts
Water facts
  • 79,000 + tons of chlorine per year used to treat water.
  • 1 million miles of pipelines and aqueducts carry water in the United States and Canada.
  • What are the AWWA Standards?
  • How can they help me?
  • How can I use them effectively?
  • How are Standards developed?
  • Who develops them?
  • What are some interesting facts about AWWA Standards?
what are awwa standards
What are AWWA Standards?
  • Were first published in 1908
  • Are minimum requirements for design, installation, performance and manufacturing
  • Are not specifications
  • Are not endorsements
  • Are voluntarily used
understanding the difference is crucial
Understanding the difference is crucial
  • Standards set minimum requirements for products.
  • Standards are tools that can be used to write specifications.
understanding the difference is crucial7
Understanding the difference is crucial
  • Specifications go beyond the parameters of standards.
  • Specifications include unique characteristics that the user requires: delivery requirements, defaults, insurance, bonding, etc.
how standards can help you
How Standards can help you?
  • Design/Specification Preparation
  • Purchasing
  • Understanding What’s Happening
  • Maintenance
  • Regulatory Compliance
how to use the standards effectively
How to use the Standards effectively
  • Identify your options and special requirements
  • Use the right standard
  • Use the most recent edition
  • Read the entire standard including foreword and appendices
standards designations
Standards Designations
  • Series Type (e.g. C-700)
  • Year standard approved or last revised (e.g. C700-02)
anatomy of a standard
Anatomy of a Standard
  • Inside Cover – What a Standard Is
  • Committee Personnel
  • Table of Contents
  • Foreword
  • 6 Sections (General, References, Definitions, Requirements, Verification, Delivery)
  • Appendices
standards group designations
Standards Group Designations

A100 Ground Water and Wells B100 FiltrationB200 SofteningB300 Disinfection ChemicalsB400 CoagulationB500 Scale and Corrosion ControlB600 Taste and Odor ControlB700 ProphylaxisC100 Ductile Iron Pipe and FittingsC200 Steel Pipe

standards designations13
Standards Designations

C300 Concrete PipeC400 Asbestos-Cement PipeC500 Valves and HydrantsC600 Pipe InstallationC650 Disinfection of FacilitiesC700 MetersC800 Service LinesC900 Plastic PipeD100 StorageF100 Plant Equipment

standards development process
Standards Development Process
  • Consensus by Standards Committee
  • Review by Standards Council
  • Public Review
  • AWWA Board of Directors Approval
  • ANSI Approval
american national standard institute
American National Standard Institute
  • AWWA Standards are also adopted as American National Standards (ANSI).
  • ANSI requires an open development process.
  • ANSI audits standards developers.
standards committee members
Standards Committee Members
  • Producer Representatives (may only comprise 1/3 of voting membership)
  • General Interest Members
  • Consumers
committee members
Committee Members
  • Have experience and interest in the topic and be committed.
  • Ideally attend 1 meeting per year and take responsibility for assignments and ballot returns seriously.
current awwa standards activities
Current AWWA Standards Activities
  • 52 Committees
  • 132 Standards
  • 13 Manuals of Water Supply Practice
  • 1500 AWWA Volunteers involved
  • 3 – AWWA Staff Professional Engineers
availability of standards
Availability of Standards


how can you get involved in the standards process
How can you get involved in the Standards process?
  • Log on to http//www.awwa.org
  • Click on Science and Technology
  • Click on Volunteer
why use awwa standards
Why use AWWA Standards?
  • Vital guidelines
  • Quick Reference
  • Trusted Source

You can become part of the AWWA Volunteer Team too!

what questions do you have
What Questions do you have?

AWWA Standards Department

standards@awwa.orgPh: 303-794-7711

Fax: 303-795-7603