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AWWA Comment Period of ANSI/AWWA G200-XX – Distribution Systems Operations and Management

AWWA Comment Period of ANSI/AWWA G200-XX – Distribution Systems Operations and Management
May 14, 2021

AWWA solicits public comments on all proposed new AWWA Standards, and on all proposed revisions, reaffirmations, or withdrawals of existing AWWA Standards. The referenced standards project is being considered for approval and the publication of this notice begins the 45-day public comment period for AWWA and ANSI. An electronic public review copy of the proposed standard can be obtained for review during the comment period by emailing ETS Support. Comments must be submitted in writing to the AWWA contact listed below no later than the last day of the comment period specified herein. Such comments shall be specific to the section(s) of the standard under review and include sufficient detail so as to enable the reader to understand the commenter's position, concerns and suggested alternative language, if appropriate.

AWWA Comment Period closes on June 28, 2021.

Send comments to:
Paul Olson
303.347.6178 phone

The review copy will be edited for publication and may also be revised as appropriate based on any comments received during the public comment period. Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes.

Final publication of the standard may take several months. When it is available, a notice will be published in the official notice section of Journal - American Water Works Association. The standard becomes an effective AWWA standard on the first day of the month following such publication in Journal - American Water Works Association

This standard describes the critical requirements for the effective operation and management of drinking water distribution systems.

Major changes made to the standard in this revision include the following:
1. Information on Chlorine and Chloramine Degradation of Elastomers was included in the Foreword of the standard (Sec. II.A.)
2. Definitions for internal corrosion, potable water, reclaimed water, water audit, and wastewater have been added. The definition of disinfection by-products (DBP) was updated to define factors that may influence DBP formation. (Sec. 3)
3. Disinfectant residual requirements were updated in relation to relevant regulatory agencies and in relation and recommendations were updated in relation to meeting disinfection needs. (Sec.
4. Additional guidance on System Pressure (Sec. 4.2.1) has been added regarding maximum pressures, pressure monitoring locations and methods, and responding to pressure issues.
5. Water loss information has been updated with guidance on water audits, loss control programs, and response to system leaks and breaks. Reference to AWWA Manual M36 for guidance has been added. (Sec. 4.2.4)
6. Fire hydrant maintenance has been updated to include verifying proper draining of drybarrel hydrants. (Sec. 4.2.6)
7. Guidance on pump operational logs and comparison of operating points have been included. (Sec.
8. Pipeline replacement program records recommendations have been updated to connect to asset management and budgeting processes. (Sec.
9. Recommendations for gathering feedback from personnel has been added to the Employee Training and Development section. (Sec. 5.2)
10. Basis for rejection section has been removed as it is not applicable to this standard. (Sec. 5)