AWWA Standards

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The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is an international, nonprofit, scientific and educational society dedicated to providing total water solutions assuring the effective management of water. Founded in 1881, the Association is the largest organization of water supply professionals in the world.

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AWWA Standards

The American Water Works Association is an international, nonprofit, scientific and educational society dedicated to providing total water solutions assuring the effective management of water. AWWA members hail from many countries and it is the largest water association in the world. Their conferences, workshops, publications, online resources for water professionals provide best practices to the water sector at large.

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Standards for water well sources


Standards for various types of filter systems, including granular filter material, pre-coat filter media, manganese greensand for filters, microfiltration and ultrafiltration membrane systems, reverse osmosis and nanofiltration systems for water treatment, electrodialysis and ion-exchange membrane systems, and membrane bioreactor systems.


Standards for sodium chloride, soda ash, quicklime and hydrated lime.

Disinfection Chemicals

Disinfectant standards for hypochlorites, liquid chlorine, ammonium sulfate, sodium chlorite, liquid oxygen for ozone generation for water, wastewater and reclaimed water systems, anhydrous ammonia, and aqua ammonia (liquid ammonium hydroxide)


Coagulation standards for Ferrous Sulfate, Aluminum Sulfate – Liquid, Ground, or Lump, Liquid Sodium Silicate
Sodium Aluminate, Ferric Sulfate, Liquid Ferric Chloride, Liquid Polyaluminum Chloride, Poly (Diallyldimethylammonium Chloride), EPI-DMA Polyamines, and Polyacrylamide

Scale and Corrosion Control

Standards covering sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), sodium polyphosphate, glassy (sodium hexametaphosphate), sodium tripolyphosphate, monosodium phosphate, anhydrous, disodium phosphate, anhydrous, zinc orthophosphate, phosphoric acid, carbon dioxide, potassium hydroxide sulfur dioxide, and calcium chloride

Taste and Odor Control

Standards covering Powdered Activated Carbon, Sodium Metabisulfite, Copper Sulfate, Permanganates, Granular Activated Carbon, and Reactivation of Granular Activated Carbon


Standards covering Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Fluorosilicate, and Fluorosilicic Acid

Ductile-Iron Pipe and Fittings

Standards covering cement-mortar lining for ductile-iron pipe and fittings, polyethylene encasement for ductile-iron pipe systems, ductile iron and gray-iron fittings, rubber-gasket joints for ductile-iron pressure pipe and fittings, flanged ductile-iron pipe with ductile-iron or gray-iron threaded flanges, protective fusion-bonded epoxy coatings for the interior and exterior surfaces of ductile-iron and gray-iron fittings, thickness design of ductile-iron pipe, ductile-iron pipe, centrifugally cast, and ductile-iron compact fittings.

Steel Water Pipe

Standards covering steel water pipes, coal-tar protective coatings and linings for steel water pipe, cement-mortar protective lining and coating for steel water pipe, field welding of steel water pipe, steel pipe flanges for waterworks service, dimensions for fabricated steel water pipe, tape coatings for steel water pipe and fittings, liquid-epoxy coatings and linings for steel water pipe and fittings, fusion-bonded epoxy coatings and linings for steel water pipe and fittings, machine-applied polyolefin tape coatings for steel water pipe, extruded polyolefin coatings for the exterior of steel water pipelines, heat-shrinkable cross-linked polyolefin coatings for steel water pipe and fittings, microcrystalline wax and petrolatum tape coating systems for steel water pipe and fittings, liquid coating for aboveground steel water pipelines and fittings bolted, sleeve-type couplings for plain-end pipe, stainless steel pipe, fabricated steel mechanical slip-type expansion joints, polyurethane coatings for the interior and exterior of steel water pipe and fittings, fabricated steel and stainless steel tapping sleeves, nylon-11-based polyamide coating system for the interior and exterior of steel water pipe, connections, fittings and special sections, fused polyolefin coating system for the exterior of steel water pipelines, stainless-steel fittings for waterworks service, bolted, split-sleeve couplings for plain-end pipe, stainless-steel pipe flange joints for water service, fusion-bonded polyethylene coatings for steel water pipe and fittings, stainless-steel full-encirclement repair and service connection clamps pipe, field welding of stainless-steel water pipe, viscoelastic coatings for steel water pipe and fittings.


Standards covering submersible vertical turbine pumps, horizontal centrifugal and vertical line shaft pumps, solids handling pumps for wastewater applications, progressive cavity chemical metering pumps.

Water Plant Equipment

Standards for contact-molded, fiberglass-reinforced plastic wash-water troughs and launders, match-die-molded, fiberglass-reinforced plastic weir plates, scum baffles, and mounting brackets, ultraviolet disinfection systems for drinking water, ozone systems for water, and aeration systems for biological wastewater treatment.

Service Lines

Standards covering underground service line valves and fittings and replacement and flushing of lead service lines.

Concrete Pipe

Standards covering reinforced concrete pressure pipe, steel-cylinder type, prestressed concrete pressure pipe, steel-cylinder type, reinforced concrete pressure pipe, noncylinder type, concrete pressure pipe, bar-wrapped, steel-cylinder type, design of prestressed concrete cylinder pipe, cfrp renewal and strengthening of prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP).

Valves and Hydrants

Standards covering metal-seated gate valves for water supply service, dry-barrel fire hydrants, wet-barrel fire hydrants, rubber-seated butterfly valves, ball valves, swing-check valves for waterworks service nps, resilient-seated gate valves for water supply service, double check valve backflow prevention assembly, reduced-pressure principle backflow prevention assembly, air-release, air/vacuum, and combination air valves for water and wastewater service, air valve and vent inflow preventer assemblies for potable water distribution system and storage facilities, reduced-wall, resilient-seated gate valves for water supply service, large-diameter rubber-seated butterfly valves, resilient-seated cast-iron eccentric plug valves, dual-disc swing-check valves for waterworks service, high performance waterworks butterfly, knife gate valves, plastic ball valves, rotary cone valves, pilot-operated control valves, hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder and vane-type actuators for valves and slide gates, electric motor actuators for valves and slide gates, protective interior coatings for valves and hydrants, cast-iron slide gates, fabricated stainless-steel slide gates, fabricated aluminum slide gates, and fabricated composite slide gates.

Pipe Installation

Standards covering installation of ductile-iron water mains and their appurtenances, cement – mortar lining of water pipelines in place, installation of buried steel water pipe, underground installation of polyvinyl chloride (pvc) and molecularly oriented polyvinyl chloride (pvco) pressure pipe and fittings, grooved and shouldered joints, spray-in-place polymeric lining for potable water pipelines, internal pipe joint seal assemblies for water service, pipe bursting of potable water mains, cured-in-place pipe (cipp) rehabilitation of pressurized potable water pipelines.

Disinfection of Facilities

Standards covering disinfecting water mains, disinfection of water-storage facilities, disinfection of water treatment plants, disinfection of wells, field dichlorination, online chlorine analyzer operation and maintenance, online turbidimeter operation and maintenance.

Water Meters

Standards covering cold-water meters – displacement type, bronze main case turbine type, for customer service, compound type, fire-service type, propeller-type meters for waterworks applications, encoder-type remote registration systems, multijet type, displacement type, plastic main case, single jet type, fluidic-oscillator type, residential fire sprinkler systems in one- and two- family dwellings and manufactured homes, electromagnetic and ultrasonic type for revenue applications, transit-time flowmeters in full closed conduits, and magnetic inductive flowmeters.

Plastic Pipe

Standards covering polyvinyl chloride (pvc) pressure pipe and fabricated fittings, polyethylene (pe) pressure pipe and tubing for water service, polyethylene-aluminum-polyethylene (pe-al-pe) composite pressure pipe for water service, cross-linked polyethylene (pex) pressure pipe for water service, polyethylene (pe) pressure pipe and fittings for waterworks, injection-molded polyvinyl chloride (pvc) pressure fittings for water, wastewater, and reclaimed water services, molecularly oriented polyvinyl chloride (pvco) pressure pipe for water, wastewater, and reclaimed water service, fiberglass pressure pipe.

Water Storage

Standards covering welded carbon steel tanks for water storage, coating steel water-storage tanks factory-coated bolted carbon steel tanks for water storage, automatically controlled, impressed-current cathodic protection for the interior of steel water storage, sacrificial anode cathodic protection systems for the interior submerged surfaces of steel water storage tanks, composite elevated tanks for water storage, aluminum dome roofs for water storage facilities, wire- and strand-wound, circular, prestressed concrete water tanks, tendon-prestressed concrete water tanks, thermosetting fiberglass-reinforced plastic tanks, bolted aboveground thermosetting fiberglass reinforced plastic panel-type tanks for water storage, geomembrane materials for potable water applications.

Water Utility Management

Standards covering treatment plant operation and maintenance, distribution systems, water source protection, business practices, communications, security practices, emergency preparedness, water conservation and efficiency, reclaimed water program operations, potable reuse water program operation, wastewater treatment plant operation and collection systems, and storm water management.