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AWWA Comment Period on ANSI/AWWA A100-XX – Water Wells

AWWA Comment Period on ANSI/AWWA A100-XX – Water Wells
November 29, 2019

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 etssupport@awwa.org. 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 January 13, 2020.

Send comments to:
Emily Meek
303.347.6192 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 Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes.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 describes the minimum requirements for vertical water supply wells. This standard is designed primarily for vertical wells for municipal and industrial water supply.

MAJOR REVISIONS
Major changes made to the standard in this edition include the following:
1. The scope was clarified that this standard is primarily for vertical wells for municipal and industrial water supply (Sec. 1.1).
2. “Gravel packed” terminology was updated to “filter packed” material throughout the standard.
3. Test duration was added to the list of Driller’s log items (Sec. 4.2.5.1)
4. A constructor requirement to remove drilling fluids has been added to Sec. 4.8.2.
5. Disinfection level of available chlorine has been updated to 100 mg/L for entire water depth of the well (Sec. 4.9.2).
6. An Alternate-Alignment Tolerance Warning was added to the beginning of Appendix D.
7. The equations in Appendix K have been updated to clarify conversions for use with metric units.


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