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AWWA Comment Period on ANSI/AWWA C654 – Disinfection of Wells

AWWA Comment Period on ANSI/AWWA C654 – Disinfection of Wells
June 18, 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 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 August 2, 2021.

Send comments to:
Emily Meek
303.347.6192 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 Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes.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 procedures for disinfection, bacteriological testing, and contamination prevention of new and existing individual, private, and community wells for potable water service following construction, servicing, maintenance, or any other activity or event that might lead to contamination of the water.

1. The scope of the standard was changed to include existing wells, in addition to new construction.
2. Definitions were expanded to include annular space, filter-pack, open-borehole well, and well surging.
3. The chlorine residual was updated to 100 mg/L.
4. Calcium hypochlorite granules and tablets are no longer allowed and must be put in solution for use.
5. Drawings in Appendix A were updated.