AWWA COMMENT PERIOD ON THE REVISIONS TO AWWA C219 – Bolted Sleeve-Type Couplings for Plain-End Pipe March 3, 2023 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 ETS Support . 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 April 17, 2023. Send comments to: Liz Ralph 303.347.6177 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 Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes.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 . SCOPE This standard describes bolted sleeve-type couplings, reducing or transition couplings, and flanged coupling adapters (couplings) used to join plain-end pipe. MAJOR REVISIONS 1. Updated Sec. I.C. Acceptance in the Foreword with the latest Standards Council language reflecting the addition of reference to NSF/ANSI/CAN 372 and NSF/ANSI/CAN 600. 2. The scope was updated to include wastewater and reclaimed water since the standard is applicable to these (Sec. 1.1 and Sec. 22.214.171.124). 3. Updated Sec. 4.1 Permeation and Sec. 4.2.1 Materials compliance with the latest Standards Council boilerplate language. 4. In Sec. 126.96.36.199 Steel center sleeves, the option to examine welds by radiography or ultrasonics in lieu of hydrostatic testing was moved to Sec. 188.8.131.52. 5. Sec. 184.108.40.206 Steel end rings, was expanded to include information on permanent expansion and the information on weld examination by radiography or ultrasonics was moved to Sec. 220.127.116.11 to avoid redundancy. 6. A new Sec. 4.4.4 Welding was added to address welding procedures. 7. A minimum hold time for test pressure was added to Sec. 5.2.1 Test pressures. 8. In Sec. 18.104.22.168 under Sec. 5.2.3 the subheading was revised to more accurately portray this section’s intent. Production hydrostatic test was rewritten and information on the options other than hydrostatic testing moved here from Sec. 22.214.171.124 and Sec. 126.96.36.199 to avoid redundancy.