Presentation on theme: "Understanding and Using AWWA Standards for Water Utilities AWWA Standards At Work Every Day!!!"— Presentation transcript:
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 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?
How can I become active in the Standards process?
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 Standards set minimum requirements for products. Standards are tools that can be used to write specifications.
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? Design/Specification Preparation Purchasing Understanding Whats Happening Maintenance Regulatory Compliance
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 Series Type (e.g. C-700) Year standard approved or last revised (e.g. C700-02)
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 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