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AWWA Comment Period on ANSI/AWWA D106-19- Sacrificial Anode Cathodic Protection Systems for the Interior Submerged Surface of Steel Water Storage Tanks

AWWA Comment Period on ANSI/AWWA D106-19 – Sacrificial Anode Cathodic Protection Systems for the Interior Submerged Surfaces of Steel Water Storage Tanks
December 20, 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 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 3, 2020.

Send comments to:
Frank Kurtz
303.347.6221 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 Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes.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 describes sacrificial anode cathodic protection systems intended to minimize corrosion of interior submerged surfaces of steel water storage tanks. This standard does not describe automatically or manually controlled impressed current systems. 

Major changes made to the standard in this edition include the following:
1. Language regarding dissimilar metals inside the tank below the  maximum water level (MWL) has been added (Sec. 4.1.1). Related commentary has been added to Sec. A.4.
2. Requirements for roof hand-hole configuration have been added (Sec. 4.3.1).
3. Numerous editorial revisions have been made throughout the standard to improve clarity.