Distribution System Operations & Maintenance

AWWA Resources on Distribution System Operations & Maintenance


The operation and maintenance of water distribution systems includes maintenance of water quality, system management programs, and operation and maintenance of facilities. Explore AWWA’s extensive manuals and standards on this topic to develop a complete program for the management, operation, and maintenance of a small, medium-sized, or large water distribution system.


AWWA Manuals of Practice




AWWA Standards



Valves and Hydrants


You may also search decades of articles on this or other topics published in the Journal AWWA, Opflow and AWWA Water Science


2019 Water Infrastructure Conference, St. Louis, October 20-23

AWWA Policy Statements

AWWA's policy statements are brief statements on protecting and improving water supply, water quality, management, and the interests of the public and the environment. They are written by consensus, subject to review and comment by AWWA committees, councils, and members. Because they represent AWWA's position on these matters, they are approved by the AWWA Executive Committee of the board of directors.

Technical Committee Engagement

AWWA members are recognized globally for their industry expertise and their generosity in sharing that expertise for a better world through better water. AWWA members participate in committee activities, developing conference programs, writing technical manuals, developing standards, creating educational content and contributing to AWWA  publications.  Committee members primarily interact through conference calls, emails, and face to face meetings at conferences and events. Access more information on volunteering for an AWWA committee.

The following committees are active in addressing distribution and plant O&M issues:

Standards Committees 

Technical & Educational Committees


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