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AWWA Comment Period on ANSI/AWWA ANSI/AWWA C800-14, Standard for Underground Service Line Valves and Fittings

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 AWWA’s 30-day public comment period. An electronic public review copy of the proposed standard can be purchased for review during the comment period for $20 each. 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 is now closed.  Review copies are no longer available.

Send comments to:
Liz Ralph
303.347.6177 phone
303.795.7603 fax

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 Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes.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 covers valves, fittings, service saddles, and meter setters for use in service line from the main through the meter valve or meter-setting appurtenance. Valves, fittings, and meter setters described in this standard include 1⁄2 in. (12.5 mm) through 2 in. (50.8 mm). Service saddles described have outlet sizes 1⁄2 in. (12.5 mm) through 2 in. (50.8 mm) and fit mains of 2 in. (50.8 mm) through 12 in. (304.8 mm). Valves include corporation stops and curb stops. Fittings include various types of couplings and adapters. Service saddles include various types of devices circumferentially attached to the main. Meter setters include various configurations of copper tubing, valves, and fittings for the holding of 5⁄8-in. (15.875-mm) through 2-in. (50.8-mm) meters.
1.1.1 Installation. The performance of products depends on proper installation. The purchaser must follow instructions supplied by or available from the manufacturer. If these instructions are not available, good installation practices shall be followed.

Major revisions made to the standard in this edition include the following:
1. Foreword, Sec. I.B provides information on lead content criteria and the new NSF/ANSI Standard 372, Drinking Water System Components – Lead Content, as well as recent federal legislation revising the definition of “lead free” in the Safe Drinking Water Act.
2. Foreword, Sec. III.B contains a new purchaser option for compliance with NSF/ANSI 372 or other lead content criterion.
3. ASTM A240/A240M Standard Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications was added to Sec. 2 References.
4. An additional material, copper alloy CDA No. C89836, has been added in Sec. 4.1.2 Castings. CDA No. C89836 is virtually identical to an existing material already in ANSI/AWWA C800, CDA No. C89833, that has been used extensively by multiple manufacturers for many years to make products covered by this standard
5. Sec. has been added regarding the use of CDA No. C83600 only if the product is in compliance with or exempted by USA public law 111-380; and the product is in compliance with or exempted by the USEPA Safe Drinking Water Act.
6. Section 4.1.3 was created to group cast service saddle materials together in one section with language harmonization with current ASTM standards terminology.
7. Section 4.1.4 was revised to include ASTM A240 and 316L for clarification of existing materials.
8. Saddle corrosion protection requirements were added in section 4.1.5.
9. Section 4.1.6, Component parts, was section 4.1.3 with the addition of “in above or below ground service applications.”