AWWA announces new edition of fire hydrants manual

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M17 Fire Hydrants: Installation, Field Testing, and Maintenance, Fifth Edition now available in AWWA’s online store

DENVER -- The American Water Works Association has released the fifth edition of M17 Fire Hydrants: Installation, Field Testing, and Maintenance.

The design, installation, testing, operation and maintenance practices for fire hydrants is an important component of a water utility operator’s job. M17 emphasizes the proper and approved procedures for these practices.

This manual primarily focuses on dry-barrel and wet-barrel fire hydrants, but information on high-pressure and flush-type hydrants is also included. Installation practices described throughout M17 correspond with AWWA Standard C600-10 Installation of Ductile Iron Water Mains and Their Appurtenances.

Other highlights of this updated manual includes a brief history of fire hydrants and an illustrated guide to fire hydrants, organized by their manufacturers.

M17 Fire Hydrants: Installation, Field Testing, and Maintenance is available in AWWA’s online store. The table of contents and Chapter 1: A Brief History of Fire Hydrants are available for download now. The full manual is also available as a PDF download and as a PDF download and print set.

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