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. The AWWA Comment Period is now closed. Review copies are no longer available. Send comments to : Tim McCandless 303.347.6285 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 Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes.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 . SCOPE This standard covers PVC pipe and fabricated fittings manufactured for conveying potable water, reclaimed water, irrigation water, wastewater, or any fluid compatible with non-plasticized PVC. The standard includes 8 dimension ratios (DR’s) and nominal sizes ranging from 4 in. through 60 in. (100 mm through 1,500 mm). Standard pipe outside diameters (ODs) conform to the ductile iron and cast iron sizing system, referred to as cast iron or CIOD, and steel pipe, referred to as IPS. Pressure classes range from 80 psi (550 kPa) to 305 psi (2,100 kPa). This standard does not include injection molded PVC fittings. Injection molded PVC fittings are covered in AWWA C907. MAJOR REVISIONS Major changes made to the standard in this edition include the following: 1. Pipe size range expanded to include nominal 54 and 60 inch along with all of the sizes covered in ANSI/AWWA C905. This expansion eliminates the need for a separate standard (i.e., ANSI/AWWA C905) for nominal sizes above 12-in. (300-mm). 2. Expansion of the scope to include non-potable water applications. 3. The addition of a ring-tensile (apparent tensile strength at yield) test. 4. The addition of integrity verification test requirements for non-standard pipe lengths. 5. The addition of qualification test requirements for fusion joints. 6. The addition of pressure classes 150, 200, and 250 psi for pipe with cast iron outside diameters (CIOD). 7. Contract language has been removed from sections 5.4 and 6.2.2.