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1 Understanding and Using AWWA Standards for Water Utilities AWWA Standards At Work Every Day!!!

2 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.

3 Objectives 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?

4 How can I become active in the Standards process?

5 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

6 Understanding the difference is crucial Standards set minimum requirements for products. Standards are tools that can be used to write specifications.

7 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.

8 How Standards can help you? Design/Specification Preparation Purchasing Understanding Whats Happening Maintenance Regulatory Compliance

9 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

10 Standards Designations Series Type (e.g. C-700) Year standard approved or last revised (e.g. C700-02)

11 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

12 Standards Group Designations A100 Ground Water and Wells B100 Filtration B200 Softening B300 Disinfection Chemicals B400 Coagulation B500 Scale and Corrosion Control B600 Taste and Odor Control B700 Prophylaxis C100 Ductile Iron Pipe and Fittings C200 Steel Pipe

13 Standards Designations C300Concrete Pipe C400Asbestos-Cement Pipe C500Valves and Hydrants C600Pipe Installation C650Disinfection of Facilities C700Meters C800Service Lines C900Plastic Pipe D100Storage F100Plant Equipment

14 Standards Development Process Consensus by Standards Committee Review by Standards Council Public Review AWWA Board of Directors Approval ANSI Approval

15 American National Standard Institute AWWA Standards are also adopted as American National Standards (ANSI). ANSI requires an open development process. ANSI audits standards developers.

16 Standards Committee Members Producer Representatives (may only comprise 1/3 of voting membership) General Interest Members Consumers

17 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.

18 Current AWWA Standards Activities 52 Committees 132 Standards 13 Manuals of Water Supply Practice 1500 AWWA Volunteers involved 3 – AWWA Staff Professional Engineers

19 Availability of Standards

20 How can you get involved in the Standards process? Log on to http// Click on Science and Technology Click on Volunteer

21 Why use AWWA Standards? Vital guidelines Quick Reference Trusted Source You can become part of the AWWA Volunteer Team too!

22 What Questions do you have? AWWA Standards Department Ph: 303-794-7711 Fax: 303-795-7603

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