The Clear Take on Water and Wastewater Today

The Clear Take on Water and Wastewater Today

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The American Water Works Association updates the Water Main Disinfection Standard every five years to reflect new technologies, mandates and research findings. Are you up-to-speed on the latest revisions and compliance issues? Contact us for the latest regulations.

Tip 1 – If a rupture occurs, and the pipe is open to environmental contamination and water pressure at the break site is lost, precautions must be taken to reduce health risks.

Tip 2 – If no contaminations occurred during repair work, only flushing and verifying proper chlorine residual levels are necessary.

Tip 3 – If the main is kept pressurized throughout trenching and isolation of the line, no disinfection or sampling is required as the sanitary integrity of the line will be maintained.