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AWWA's new Buried No Longer® tool is intended to help water and wastewater utilities understand their pipeline infrastructure replacement costs. The easy-to-use replacement and repair tool with base and deferral outputs will perform a complete assessment of your specific infrastructure and output custom, actionable data.

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AWWA Reports

AWWA Guidebook: Asset Management Definitions Guidebook, v 1.0

This guidebook defines terms commonly used in water utility Asset Management practice. AWWA’s Asset Management Committee developed it to help improve learning, consistency, and communication in the water industry. The Committee encourages professionals throughout the industry to use the guidebook, and expects the terminology in products that the Committee sponsors (e.g., publications and presentations) to be consistent with it.

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AWWA REPORT: Leading Business Practices in Asset Management

Commissioned by the AWWA Asset Management Committee Project Team and funded by the AWWA Technical & Education Council, the report details case studies on 13 utilities covering key concepts of asset management. This May 2017 report contains aggregated summaries and analyses of utility asset management practices and policies collected from 545 utilities.

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AWWA Publications


This valuable operations manual provides guidance on selecting the best water-main rehabilitation techniques for your water distribution system. Step-by-step guidance, including costing, is included for cleaning, lining and replacement technologies.

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AWWA Articles

Journal - American Water Works Association, a professional and scholarly journal published continuously since 1914, is the most respected publication in the water industry.
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Written primarily by AWWA members, Opflow provides technically detailed case studies and how-to articles that help readers provide safe water to all.Visit Opflow.

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Buried No Longer report
AWWA's infrastructure financing report, Buried No Longer, is a call to action for utilities, consumers and policy-makers.
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