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, and are written, reviewed, and approved by members of AWWA volunteer committees.
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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...
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Directed at engineers and operators of ED and EDR systems, this manual offers in-depth information on ED and EDR as they relate to water treatment process principles, equipment...
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Manuals cover a specific topic that is essential to the water industry. They provide technical information, steps, components and details related to that topic.
Each manual is developed and peer-reviewed by a dedicated volunteer committee of industry experts.
Thousands of utilities of all sizes in North America and in many countries, utilize manuals to improve management of their water systems.
A great deal of the manuals showcase timely and relevant case studies, appendices, worksheets and more.
Best Practices: Manuals showcase the most important tips and strategies available.
Images, Graphs & Figures: Critical information is presented in easy-to-read formats.
Case Studies: 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.
These in-depth manuals help leaders understand the fundamentals of everything from rate setting to safety management and emergency planning.
These manuals primarily focus on specific water quality and treatment issues, such as water fluoridation, waterborne pathogens, filtration and much more.
Some manuals cover overarching topics like computer modeling and corrosion control, while others focus on equipment in the distribution channel.
Other manuals focus on topics that touch on all facets of water management, including source water conservation, groundwater and drought preparedness.
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