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AWWA COMMENT PERIOD ON THE REVISIONS TO AWWA C800 – Underground Service Line Valves and Fittings

AWWA COMMENT PERIOD ON THE REVISIONS TO AWWA C800 – Underground Service Line Valves and Fittings
April 2, 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 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 May 17, 2021.

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 Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes.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

This standard covers valves, fittings, service saddles, and meter setters for use in a service line from the main through the meter valve or meter-setting appurtenance.

Major revisions made to the standard in this edition include the following:
1. An advisory statement was added in the Foreword (Sec. II.B) regarding chlorine and chloramine degradation of elastomers.
2. Updated Sec. 1.3 Applicability to address considerations regarding suitability for wastewater applications.
3. Added definitions for potable water, reclaimed water and wastewater in Sec. 3.
4. Three non-Bismuth low-lead silicon-based material options were added to Sec. 4.1.2 Castings.
5. A new Sec. was added to address dezincification performance of alloys utilized in areas with aggressive water.
6. A new Sec. was added to make purchaser requirements from gate valve and/or hydrant specifications, such as maximum zinc content, applicable to C800.
7. Sec. 4.1.3 Cast service saddles, was revised to include the option of using the low-lead copper alloys that are accepted for use in Sec. 4.1.2 Castings.
8. A new Sec. was added to make Section applicable to component parts.
9. Sec. 4.1.5 Saddle corrosion protection, was revised to reflect the changes made to Sec. 4.1 and a requirement was added for materials in contact with potable water to conform to NSF/ANSI/CAN 61.
10. A new Sec. was added on angle of thread, thread height and thread truncation.
11. A new Sec. was added for tolerances for thread truncation, taper, lead and angle.
12. Two new Tables were added – new Table 8 – Standard AWWA Corporation Stop Tolerance of Thread Truncation and new Table 9 – Standard AWWA Corporation Stop Tolerance of Thread Taper, Lead and Angle.