Distribution System Operations & Maintenance

Maintenance and Operation of Valves, Meters, and More!


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.


Requirements for Fire Flow

Technical Report

Related Topics

    Managing Lead in Drinking Water                                       Water Loss Control                                    Water Quality in Distribution Systems                

          Condition Assessment                                             Engineering Modelling Application                                Asset Management             


2020 Water Infrastructure Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2-5

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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