(DENVER) – The first edition of the American Water Works Association’s M77 Condition Assessment of Water Mains is available. As infrastructure ages, utilities are increasingly challenged to maintain service levels while maintaining affordable water rates. Water main condition assessment helps utilities meet this challenge by identifying more precisely where capital is best spent, leaving pipelines that have adequate integrity in place and preventing the unnecessary failure of others. M77 provides technical information to aid utility managers and engineers in making informed decisions, along with practical information about how methods can be deployed. It covers the benefits of condition assessment, how to plan for and build a condition assessment program, methods of condition assessment, strategies for economical assessments and how information gathered during condition assessment can be best used by utilities in managing their systems. M77 Condition Assessment of Water Mains can be purchased in the AWWA Store . The full manual is also available as a PDF download and as a PDF download and print set . Media note: Review copies are available for media. Please contact Dave Gaylinn to request a copy. About the product: M77 Condition Assessment of Water Mains Published by American Water Works Association ISBN: 9781625763310 Softcover, 216 pp. Price: $122 AWWA members, $177 non-members Product #: 30077 ### Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 51,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.