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AWWA C651-14: Disinfecting Water Mains

Product Code/ISBN: 43651-2014

This standard presents essential procedures for the disinfection of new and repaired potable water mains.

Topics covered include:

  • Forms of chlorine disinfection
  • A description of the disinfection procedure
  • Preventive and corrective measures during construction
  • Methods of chlorination
  • Final flushing
  • Bacteriological testing
  • Redisinfection
  • Final connections to existing mains
  • Disinfection procedures when cutting into or repairing existing mains
  • Special procedures for caulked tapping sleeves
  • And more!

Appendices cover:

  • Chlorine residual testing
  • Chlorine dosages
  • Disposal of heavily chlorinated water