AWWA announces publication of internal corrosion control manual

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The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today the publication of AWWA Manual M58, Internal Corrosion Control in Water Distribution Systems. Providing a practical overview of internal corrosion issues, Internal Corrosion Control in Distribution Systems (M58) identifies appropriate corrosion response and control methods, and outlines a complete corrosion monitoring and control program.

Water professionals are well-versed in issues caused by internal pipe corrosion; however there is little practical guidance available to public water systems regarding the design, implementation, and maintenance of an ongoing internal corrosion control program.  Internal Corrosion Control in Distribution Systems (M58) addresses this knowledge gap by providing an eight-step program to assist utilities in controlling internal corrosion in metal pipes and plumbing pipes, while also ensuring compliance with the USEPA’s Lead and Copper Rule.

As a result of new research and data, Internal Corrosion Control in Distribution Systems (M58) offers a better understanding of some key corrosion concepts that are now being developed. It specifically offers advice to help water providers determine the extent, magnitude, and possible causes of corrosion; investigate various corrosion control alternatives before implementing the control strategy; implement and monitor the control program; and optimize the control program.

Internal Corrosion Control in Water Distribution Systems (M58) is available in AWWA’s online bookstore at http://www.awwa.org/M58.

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety, and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength, we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

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