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The American Water Works Association first published consensus documents in 1908. Today, there are more than 180 AWWA Standards. From source to storage, from treatment to distribution, AWWA Standards cover all areas of water treatment and supply.

These documents reflect the state of the industry. As new technologies emerge, new standards are developed. These AWWA Standards address all facets of water treatment and delivery.

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In 2020, the AWWA Standards Council Celebrated 100 Years of Dedicated Service to Public Health

From the initial standards covering pipes, water meters and steel water storage tanks, AWWA volunteers have guided the expansion of the standards program. The Council has grown from five to 24 members, with nearly 1,600 volunteer subject matter experts serving on 72 committees. There are currently more than 180 AWWA Standards, and standards committees have produced more than 50 AWWA Manuals of Water Supply Practices.

Latest Standards

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AWWA C213-22 Fusion-Bonded Epoxy Coatings & Linings for Steel Water Pipe & Fittings

The purpose of this standard is to provide the minimum requirements for fusion-bonded epoxy coatings and linings for steel water pipelines and fittings, including materials, application, and testing.

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AWWA C230-22 Stainless-Steel Full-Encirclement Repair & Service Connection Clamps for Pipe

The purpose of this standard is to provide the minimum requirements for full-encirclement-type repair clamps and full-encirclement service connection clamps for various pipe materials, including system ... 

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AWWA C623-22 Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Rehabilitation of Pressurized Potable Water Pipelines

The purpose of this standard is to provide the minimum requirements for the materials and installation of CIPP systems for the rehabilitation of existing potable water mains 4 in. (100 mm) in diameter and ... 

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AWWA G560-22 Stormwater Management for Water Utilities

The purpose of this standard is to define the minimum requirements for a water utility’s stormwater management program, including management of stormwater on water utility sites, addressing water quality and water quantity...

 

Standards Are a Valuable Resource

"AWWA has served the members and the water industry by dedicating staff and volunteer resources to this core program, and has succeeded in enabling the continued development and expansion of industry standards."

— Paul Olson, Standards Program Manager

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Inside an AWWA Standard

Cover: Includes the abbreviation for the standard name in the upper righthand corner. The last two digits indicate the year it was approved, with any applicable revision information listed at the bottom.

Explanation: Defines what an AWWA Standard is and what it covers.

Committee Personnel: Lists the expert volunteers who are responsible for developing and updating the standard. 

Use of the Standard: Includes any options or alternatives in the foreword.


Body of the Standard: Includes six sections:

I. General – covers the scope, purpose, and application of the standard 
II. Documents – includes any referenced papers
III. Definitions – defines any technical terms
IV. Requirements – lists minimum requirements for a product to meet the prescribed standard
V. Verification – includes material tests and manufacturing processes to ensure product quality
VI. Delivery – covers how the product can be packaged, marked, and shipped

Appendices: Contains additional guidance and reference materials for application of the standard.

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Each AWWA Standard is developed by a dedicated volunteer committee and is subjected to a rigorous formal approval process.

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