Standards Development Process
AWWA Standards represent a consensus of the water industry and are developed by following procedures defined by committees under the AWWA Standards Council and accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

 Toolkit for Standards Council Manuals - A one-stop shop for committee members who are developing or working on manual revisions.   




READ ABOUT STANDARDS

"Can We Get a List of AWWA Standards Approved Products?" (PDF)
AWWA Standards are voluntary standards and AWWA does not test, certify or approve any products, services or companies. This AWWA Opflow article details the practices of AWWA regarding certification.

"How are Standards Developed?" (PDF)
This AWWA Opflow provides an overview of the process for developing AWWA Standards.

"How Can My Utility Benefit From AWWA Standards?" (PDF)
A plus for utilities using AWWA Standards was detailed in this Opflow article.

AWWA standards: Venerable, vital (PDF)
This AWWA Streamlines article discusses AWWA standards, the oldest mainstay of the association.

"AWWA Standards Development: Balancing Innovation and Historical Practices" (PDF)
A Recent AWWA July, 2015 Journal article expresses the need for ensurance that AWWA Standards cover accepted and proven technologies, while fostering the incorporation of new technologies and advances.


Watch videos about Standards

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What is an AWWA Standard?

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The Need for Standards

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The Content of an AWWA Standard

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Developing an AWWA Standard

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How to use AWWA Standards