Manuals of Practice

Industry Best Practices: Consensus Approved Manuals

For smooth and efficient day-to-day operation and management of municipal water systems, water professionals depend on AWWA Manuals of Water Supply Practices. AWWA Manuals are consensus documents focused on providing strategies and steps for water system optimization. They are written, reviewed and approved by members of AWWA volunteer committees.



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M64 Gas Transfer Applications in Water: Addition and Removal

The goal of this first edition of M64 is to provide the reader with a general understanding of the principles of aeration and air stripping, providing knowledge regarding the...

M71 Climate Action Plans – Adaptive Management Strategies for Utilities

The purpose of M71 Climate Action Plans is to provide a starting point for utility managers and planners tasked with climate change adaptation planning and...

M72 Knife Gate Valves

This manual presents the general practice for selection and installation of manual and automated knife gate valves for use in water and wastewater applications. Intended to provide information and guidance on typical knife gate valves...

M75 Elastomers for Waterworks: Pipes, Valves, and Fittings

This manual presents the history and general application of elastomers in waterworks pipes, valves, and fittings. It provides guidance on generally available elastomers and...



Inside a Manual

Best Practices. Manuals showcase the most important tips and strategies available.

Images, Graphs, Figures. Critical information is presented in easy-to-read and utilize formats.

Case Studies. Relevant and timely case studies showcase how the principles and practices described can be implemented.

Appendices. Additional information, resources, worksheets and more are usually included at the close of each manual.

Inside an AWWA Manual

AWWA's 50+ Manuals Cover the Topics You Need

Utility Management

Utility Management

Utility management manuals can help utility leaders understand the fundamentals of everything from rate setting to safety management, capital project delivery and emergency planning.

Water Quality and Treatment

Water Quality and Treatment

Effective water quality and treatment are the basis for what water professionals do: provide safe and clean water. These manuals focus on specific quality and treatment issues, such as water fluoridation, waterborne pathogens, filtration and more.

Distribution Systems

Distribution System

A sizable portion of manuals correlate to distribution. Some cover more overarching and broad topics such as computer modeling, fire protection, and corrosion control; while other manuals focus on specific equipment within the distribution channel.

Water Resources

Water Resources

There are also additional manuals that focus on topics that touch all facets of water management including water conservation, groundwater, and drought preparedness.

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