AWWA Comment Period on ANSI/AWWA C560-20 – Cast-Iron Slide Gates December 25, 2020 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 email@example.com. 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 February 8, 2021. 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 Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes.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 vertically mounted, cast-iron slide gates with full aperture closing, designed for either seating head, unseating head, or both, in ordinary water -supply and wastewater service. MAJOR REVISIONS Major changes made to the standard in this edition include the following: 1. A section on chlorine and chloramine degradation of elastomers was added to the foreword (Sec. II.B.). 2. Wastewater considerations were included where applicable. 3. Section 4: Requirements, was extensively updated to read consistently among the four slide gate standards, except for where materially different. 4. Tensile, compressive, and critical buckling loads were readdressed and clarified, along with the definitions for rated and extreme loads. 5. A basis for rejection section was added (Sec. 5.3). 6. The marking section was updated with applicable information, with similar requirements as were previously required in the other slide gate standards (Sec. 6.1).