American Water Works Association (AWWA) Datasheets for Technical Books

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The Water Dictionary: A Comprehensive Reference of Water Terminology, Second Edition -- 10070 2010 Gold Medal Winner, IBPA Franklin Awards, "Best Reference Book" This unique dictionary is unlike any other. It provides definitions for more than 15,000 water-related words, phrases, acronyms, chemicals, microorganisms,...
Taste and Odor Package -- TASTE Taste and Odor Package savings! Buy all three products in a money-saving 20% off package: $231 AWWA member price (reg. $289). $351 retail (reg. $439). The AWWA Taste and Odor...
Communicating Water's Value Part 2: Stormwater, Wastewater, and Watersheds (Print + PDF) -- 20766-SET Save 25% by purchasing the print and PDF as a set! Today we can predict storms, reuse wastewater, and desalinate inland waters. And while technology makes it easier to quickly...
Activated Carbon: Solutions for Improving Water Quality (Print + PDF) -- 20739-SET
Basic Microbiology for Drinking Water, Third Edition (Print + PDF) -- 20463-3E-SET
Communicating Water's Value: Talking Points, Tips & Strategies (Print + PDF) -- 20757-SET
Design-Build for Water and Wastewater Projects (Print + PDF) -- 20711-SET
Energy Management for Water Utilities (Print + PDF) -- 20691-SET
Environmental Compliance Guidebook: Beyond US Water Quality Regulations (Print + PDF) -- 20745-SET
Financial Management for Water Utilities (Print + PDF) -- 20743-SET
Integrity Testing for Low-Pressure Membranes (Print + PDF) -- 20650-SET
Iron and Manganese Removal Handbook (Print + PDF) -- 20440-2E-SET
Managing Water Main Breaks (Print + PDF) -- 20744-SET
Modeling Water Quality in Distribution Systems, Set -- 20425-2E-SET
The Chlorine Revolution (Print + PDF) -- 20751-SET
The Green Utility (Print + PDF) -- 20706-SET
Utility Management for Water and Wastewater Operators (Print + PDF) -- 20721-SET
Water Quality Complaint Investigator's Guide, Second Edition (Print + PDF) -- 20574-2E-SET
Water Treatment Process Monitoring & Evaluation (Print + PDF) -- 20715-SET
Save 25% by purchasing these as a set! This combination product offers both the print edition and the digital edition in one package. The digital edition is available for immediate...
Set of Four Pocket Guides -- POCKETSET Save 30% when you buy all four pocket guides! Pretreatment Field Guide (Product No. 20648) Filter Operations Field Guide (Product No. 20608) Water Treatment Plant Residuals Pocket Field Guide (Product...
Utility Management for Water and Wastewater Operators -- 20721 Utility Management for Water and Wastewater Operators will help you “hit the ground running” as a utility manager. The book gives you an excellent understanding of the responsibilities and functions...
Total Water Management -- 20516 A quiet revolution is being led by men and women who care about sustainable use of water resources, public health, and the environment. This revolution is directed toward new ways...
Disinfection of Pipelines and Storage Facilities Field Guide -- 20619 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 32 percent of waterborne disease outbreaks are caused by pathogen intrusion in the water distribution system. Incorporating disinfection practices for water...
Activated Carbon: Solutions for Improving Water Quality -- 20739 Activated carbon is simple to operate as an adsorption medium for water, serves as a proactive barrier for contamination, and does not produce by-products from its use. Used in treatment...
Emergency Power Source Planning for Water and Wastewater -- 20559 Adequate and reliable emergency and standby power is essential for all water and wastewater utilities. This book provides guidance to Assess the vulnerability, condition, and reliability of primary electrical equipment...
Advanced Oxidation Handbook (Print + PDF) -- 20759-SET
Advanced Oxidation Handbook -- 20759
Advanced oxidation technologies (AOTs) oxidize a broad range of contaminants, including those that are not readily removed with other advanced technologies. The need to treat an ever expanding range of...
2018 AWWA Utility Benchmarking: Performance Management for Water and Wastewater -- 20765-18 Aggregate benchmarking data provides one framework for an individual utility to track its goals and improvement. Use of benchmarking data, or initiating the process of performance measurement, can be key...
Environmental Compliance Guidebook: Beyond US Water Quality Regulations -- 20745 Almost every US water and wastewater utility must comply with US environmental protection regulations covering air emissions, hazardous materials and wastes, toxic substances, and other issues. This useful new book...
Managing Water Main Breaks Field Guide -- 20744 Although every water utility knows how to repair water main breaks, some utilities are better at managing main breaks to minimize both disruptions to the public and lost consumer confidence...
Field Guide to SDWA Regulations -- 20599 Although much has been done to simplify US drinking water regulations, a confusing array of technical information still exists, and sorting it all out is problematic. This operations-oriented book explains...
The Chlorine Revolution: Water Disinfection and the Fight to Save Lives -- 20751-PE As featured on the PBS series "How We Got to Now" Perhaps no other advancement of public health has been as significant. Yet, few know the intriguing story of a...
Water Quality and Treatment: A Handbook on Drinking Water, Sixth Edition -- 10008 Authoritative, comprehensive, and written by experts, Water Quality & Treatment: A Handbook on Drinking Water has been the essential reference for municipal water supply professionals for decades. The sixth edition...
Water Distribution Operator Training Handbook, Fourth Edition -- 20428-4E AWWA’s most popular handbook for distribution operator personnel is an indispensable reference for operators and supervisors alike on water distribution system operation and equipment. This fourth edition is based on...
Benchmarking Water Services -- 20723 Benchmarking has become a key tool in the water industry to promote and achieve performance targets for utilities. Despite the many benchmarking projects, published papers, and ever growing interest in...
The Water Dictionary Book and CD-ROM Set -- DICTSET Buy both The Water Dictionary book and CD and save 10%. Keep the book on your shelf, and take the CD-ROM with you, so you can look up those puzzling...
Cathodic Protection for Steel Water Storage Tanks -- 20831
Cathodic Protection for Steel Water Tanks (Print+PDF) -- 20831-SET
Cathodic protection is a low-cost way to safeguard investments in storage tanks and protective coating systems. Designed to be carried in a shirt pocket, this guide is a ready reference...
Avoiding Rate Shock: Making the Case for Water Rates -- 20570 Communicating the true value of water can act as a shock absorber when utilities must raise rates, according to this study sponsored by the AWWA Water Utility Council. This comprehensive...
AWWA Water Operator Field Guide, Second Edition -- 20560-2E Designed for in-the-field use, this indispensible book is ideal for quickly referencing chemical and mathematic formulas, chemical feed rates, MCLs, US/metric conversions, pipe and equipment data, operational parameters, construction and...
Selecting Disinfectants in a Security-Conscious Environment -- 20707 Disinfectant selection is central to the design and operation of drinking water, wastewater, and reuse systems. Selecting Disinfectants in a Security-Conscious Environment provides a systematic method for evaluating disinfectants to...
The Business of Water: A Concise Overview of Challenges and Opportunities in the Water Market -- 20660 Drinking water utilities in the United States and around the world are facing significant challenges, such as serious water shortages, worn-out pipelines, population growth, and pollution of rivers, lakes, and...
Energy Management for Water Utilities -- 20691 Energy costs are a large portion of the operational budget for water and wastewater utilities, second only to staffing. This handbook provides information and insight into energy management strategies that...
Self-Assessment for Wastewater Treatment Plant Optimization: Partnership for Clean Water -- 20828 Faced with ever-increasing challenges, it is important for wastewater utility staff to proactively evaluate treatment plant performance and implement actions that improve operations, energy efficiency, and effluent quality. Self-Assessment for...
Self-Assessment for Water Treatment Plant Optimization: Partnership for Safe Water -- 20758 Faced with ever-increasing challenges, water treatment plant staff should proactively evaluate plant performance and implement actions that improve operations and water quality. Self-Assessment for Water Treatment Plant Optimization outlines the...
Self-Assessment for Distribution System Optimization: Partnership for Safe Water -- 20832 Faced with ever-increasing challenges, water utility staff can benefit from proactively evaluating distribution system performance and implementing actions that improve operations, infrastructure management, and water quality. Self-Assessment for Distribution System...
Balancing Collection Performance and Service Ratings -- 20597 Fiscal health and customer satisfaction are the dominant performance indicators for public utility companies. However, customers view some fiscal policies that may be positive for a utility's fiscal health, such...
Water Basics for Decision Makers: Local Officials' Guide to Water & Wastewater Systems -- 20672 From time to time city, county, or state officials must address important water and wastewater issues, such as water resources, utility service rates, or capital financing for new infrastructure. These...
Operator Pocket Field Guide Set -- OPGSET Get all three pocket guides: Filter Operations Field Guide, Water Treatment Plant Residuals and the Pretreatment Field Guide and save! These handy pocket-sized guides provide the basic regulatory...
Financial Management for Water Utilities: Principles of Finance, Accounting, and Management Controls, Softcover edition -- 20743-PE Good financial management is critical for the successful operation of both private and governmental water utilities. This book provides a complete information resource on sound financial and accounting practices and...
The Ultraviolet Disinfection Handbook -- 20651 Here is a complete introduction and guide to UV technologies for the disinfection of drinking water. This book describes the powerful capabilities of ultraviolet light as a water disinfectant. It...
Forecasting Urban Water Demand, Second Edition -- 20410 If you have responsibility for forecasting future water demand in your city, AWWA’s newly revised Forecasting Urban Water Demand provides all the tools you need to accurately forecast drinking-water requirements...
Using Reclaimed Water to Augment Potable Water Resources -- 20682 If your utility is considering indirect potable water reuse to help ease water shortages or delay the development of new water supplies, Using Reclaimed Water to Augment Potable Water Resources...
Treatment Technologies for Groundwater -- 20714 In the past, it seemed as if groundwater treatment regulations were an afterthought to surface water regulations. Today, water treatment professionals have a much better understanding of the vulnerability of...
Basic Microbiology for Drinking Water, Third Edition -- 20463-3E Lavishly illustrated with 98 full-color figures, this book describes waterborne microorganisms—bacteria, viruses, protists, and others—of concern to water operators, as well as techniques for isolation and detection, chemistry, and disinfection.
Integrity Testing for Low-Pressure Membranes -- 20650 Low-pressure (MF and UF) membranes can remove nearly all microbial pathogens as long as the integrity of the membranes remains intact. Membrane integrity testing identifies tiny defects in MF and...
Field Guides for Water Treatment Operators -- OPTRT Members save 15% on set purchase of three field guides: 1. Chemical Feed Field Guide for Treatment Plant Operators, No. 20657 2. Pretreatment Field Guide, No. 20648 3.
Wastewater Microbiology: A Handbook for Operators -- 20563 Microorganisms, such as bacteria and protozoa do the actual breakdown and removal of nutrients and organic material in the wastewater. A wastewater treatment plant operator's job is to control this...
Water Treatment Process Monitoring & Evaluation -- 20715 Now, every water treatment operator can identify and correct treatment deficiencies to maintain the desired water quality. Water Treatment Process Monitoring & Evaluation shows how. A basic part of the...
Design-Build for Water and Wastewater Projects -- 20711 On its next capital construction project, would your water or wastewater utility like to achieve • Seven percent lower cost • Thirteen percent faster construction • Thirty-three percent faster overall...
AWWA Small Systems Field Guide, Water and Wastewater -- 20746 Operators of small water systems do it all – O & M, management, sampling, customer service, everything. This field guide may be the handiest book ever written for these unsung...
The Future of Water: A Startling Look Ahead (Paperback Edition) -- 20692-PE Population growth and unchallenged water use have brought us to the brink of a worldwide water crisis. This fascinating book presents scenarios for the broad trends that will have a...
Water Treatment Operator Training Handbook, Third Edition -- 20481-3E Producing and delivering the highest quality drinking water takes training, knowledge, and attention to detail. Water operators do it every day with the top training and best practices they get...
Watershed Management for Drinking Water Protection -- 20675 Protection of the watershed is the water provider’s first barrier in the multiple-barrier approach to preserving water quality from source to tap. Watershed protection is an effective way to protect...
Pump Selection and Troubleshooting Field Guide -- 20677 Pumps are the most expensive part of a water system to operate and can be very expensive to repair or replace after a failure. Proper pump selection and operation is...
Maintenance Management for Water Utilities, Third Edition -- 20446 Regular maintenance of water utility equipment and facilities is absolutely critical to the utility’s mission of delivering safe drinking water nonstop, year in and year out. This book will show...
Water Quality Complaint Investigator's Guide, Second Edition -- 20574-2E Resolving customer water quality complaints is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a successful water distribution system. Complaint investigation involves not just professional water quality proficiency, but also...
Ensuring Safe Drinking Water: Learning from Frontline Experience with Contamination -- 20752 Safe drinking water is essential to human life. Ensuring Safe Drinking Water: Learning From Frontline Experience with Contamination provides those who carry responsibility for ensuring safe drinking water an opportunity...
Basic Science Concepts and Applications for Wastewater -- 20544 Science principles and operational calculations related to the wastewater treatment field are the subject of this textbook. Chapters are organized into four main sections: mathematics, hydraulics, chemistry, and electricity. Each...
Basic Science Concepts and Applications for Wastewater Student Workbook -- 20543 Self-study workbook for the textbook Basic Science Concepts and Applications for Wastewater (Product No. 20544), covers mathematics, chemistry, hydraulics, and electricity. Includes examples of many specific wastewater system operations problems.
Corrosion Control for Buried Water Mains -- 20690 Small enough to carry in a shirt pocket, Corrosion Control for Buried Water Mains Pocket Field Guide gives distribution operators and engineers all the information needed in the field for...
Filter Operations Field Guide -- 20608 Small enough to fit in your shirt pocket, this field reference gives operators all the basic regulatory, theoretical, operational, inspection, and maintenance information they need for correctly treating water with...
Let's Talk Safety 2019: 52 Talks on Common Utility Safety Practices for Water Professionals -- 10123-19 Stop wondering what to talk about and spending your valuable time preparing presentations. Let’s Talk Safety makes it easy for safety officers to spend a few minutes each week communicating...
2018 AWWA Compensation Survey: Large Water and Wastewater Utilities -- 60150-18
2018 AWWA Compensation Survey: Medium-Sized Water & Wastewater Utilities -- 60151-18
2018 AWWA Compensation Survey: Small Water & Wastewater Utilities -- 60152-18
Survey-takers: To receive your 30% discount, please call AWWA Customer Service at 800.926.7337. Make sound salary decisions for your utility. Compare your utility’s salaries to those of similar utilities by...
The Green Utility: A Practical Guide to Sustainability -- 20706 Sustainability recognizes that organizational decisions concern more than just the bottom line. The societal and environmental impacts of decisions must be considered, as well. Most water utilities incorporate some sustainability...
Diagnosing Taste and Odor Problems Field Guide -- 20701 Tastes and odors in tap water are the leading source of customer complaints. Although common tastes and odors in tap water are harmless, many customers perceive them as an indication...
Water Treatment Plant Design, Fifth Edition -- 10009-5E The American Water Works Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers are pleased to introduce the fifth edition of the engineering classic, Water Treatment Plant Design. Your total...
Steel Water Storage Tanks: Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Repair -- 20534 The design, construction, and operation, and repair of steel tanks for potable water storage are the topics of this engineering reference handbook. The handbook describes all types of steel water...
The Water Workforce: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining High-Performance Employees -- 20661 The most important resources at any utility are human resources. People make all the difference in the success or failure of your utility’s operation. Managing utility workforce issues is the...
Iron and Manganese Removal Handbook, Second Edition -- 20440-2E The presence of iron and manganese in drinking water are generally not hazardous to health. However, there are few things are more alarming to customers than seeing red water or...
Membrane Treatment for Drinking Water and Reuse Applications: A Compendium of Peer-Reviewed Papers -- 20625 The use of membrane technologies for water treatment and reuse, including microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis, is growing at a phenomenal rate. This new book presents recent research and...
Filter Evaluation Procedures for Granular Media (Print + PDF) -- 20504-2E-SET
Filter Evaluation Procedures for Granular Media, Second Edition -- 20504-2E
This book is a compilation of more than ten years of searching for procedures to evaluate the condition of filter media. Filter Evaluation Procedures for Granular Media takes you through...
Water Rates, Fees, and the Legal Environment, Second Edition -- 20518 This book provides guidance to utilities that are involved in or may face legal challenges to its rates and fees. It explains key legal concepts encountered in water ratemaking with...
Ensuring Safe Drinking Water (Print + PDF) -- 20752-SET This digital download is subject to AWWA’s Single User License Agreement. Your license does not permit the file to be printed, shared, or copied.
Operational Guide to AWWA Standard G100: Water Treatment Plant Operation and Management -- 20643 This guide to AWWA Standard G100 explains how to set and achieve goals, optimize plant performance on a continuous basis, and make ongoing improvements to your plant operations and management.
Ozone in Drinking Water Treatment: Process Design, Operation, and Optimization, Softcover edition -- 20589-PE This handbook describes the application, design, operation, control, and optimization of ozone facilities in drinking water treatment plants. For utilties that either use ozone or are considering its use, this...
Infrastructure Security Planning in an Unstable World: A Public Official's Guide -- 20541 This handbook provides guidance to public officials who are charged with assuring the security of city infrastructure. It covers all areas of security planning and crisis management. Topics include potential...
AWWA Wastewater Operator Field Guide -- 20600 This handy field reference contains all the information, charts, graphs, formulas, and definitions that are needed by wastewater system operators in performing their daily duties. This guide compiles information from...
Water Treatment Plant Residuals Pocket Field Guide -- 20716 This handy pocket guide provides all the day-to-day operational guidance water operators need on the proper handling and disposal of water treatment residuals. The booklet provides information on regulations, types...
Operational Guide to AWWA Standard G300, Source Water Protection, Second Edition -- 20622-2E This operational guide helps utility managers implement the requirements established in AWWA G300 Source Water Protection. It helps them implement and incorporate G300 into everyday utility operations. The operational guide...
Operational Guide to AWWA Standard G400, Utility Management System -- 20689 This operational guide provides additional information to water utilities for implementing ANSI/AWWA Standard G400, Utility Management System, which sets out critical requirements for water utility management. Standard G400 was created...
Operational Guide to AWWA Standard G200: Distribution Systems Operation and Management -- 20659 This operational guide provides practical, “how-to” instruction for users of AWWA Standard G200, Distribution Systems Operation and Management. The guide is intended to help distribution system operators and managers understand...
Chemical Feed Field Guide for Treatment Plant Operators -- 20657 This pocket field guide explains dry, liquid, and gas chemical feed systems, calibrations, and handling and storage requirements for various types of chemicals used in water treatment. Handy feed calculators...
Chlorine Safety Pocket Guide -- 65016-3E This pocket reference describes how to safely handle, store, and transport chlorine containers used in water treatment. Every person who comes into contact with this hazardous chemical should have a...
The Water Dictionary, Second Edition CD-ROM -- 10072 This unique dictionary provides standardized definitions for more than 15,000 water-related words, phrases, acronyms, chemicals, microorganisms, units of measure, formulas, and calculations. You get definitions for words relating to water...
Communicating Water's Value Part 2: Stormwater, Wastewater & Watersheds -- 20766 Today we can predict storms, reuse wastewater, and desalinate inland waters. And while technology makes it easier to quickly communicate, it can also strip away our humanity. Rather than succumb...
Filter Troubleshooting and Design Handbook -- 20575-PE Troubleshooting granular filters can take hours and frustrate even the most experienced water operators. Find and solve filter problems fast with this handbook. Authored by a filter designer and consultant...
Climate Change and Water: International Perspectives on Mitigation and Adaptation -- 20700 Understand the effects of climate change on urban water and wastewater utilities with this collection of international scientific papers. This book offers the latest scientific findings on climate change and...
Basic Chemistry for Water & Wastewater Operators -- 20494 Water and wastewater operators need an understanding of chemistry to properly carry out the chemical phases of treatment, including coagulation, sedimentation, softening, and disinfection. Knowledge of basic chemistry is also...
Overview of Environmental Laws and Regulations: Navigating the Green Maze -- 20740 Water and wastewater professionals spend their careers inside the “green maze” of environmental law. If you have ever felt a bit lost, you are not alone. Now, there is a...
Security and Emergency Planning for Water and Wastewater Utilities -- 20605 Water and wastewater utility managers will find expert guidance on all issues regarding security and emergency preparedness and response in this book. Chapters cover Types of intentional and natural threats...
Water Conservation-Oriented Rates: Strategies to Extend Supply, Promote Equity, and Meet Minimum Flow Levels -- 20562 Water conservation-oriented rates are an effective tool for reducing water use in states and cities that are faced with drought, shrinking water supplies, or other reasons to conserve water. This...
Water Filtration Practices: Including Slow Sand Filters and Precoat Filtration -- 20647 Water operators will find a wealth of hands-on information on the operation and maintenance of pretreatment, rapid-rate granular media filtration, slow-sand filtration, and diatomaceous-earth filtration systems in this book. This...
Communicating Water’s Value: Talking Points, Tips & Strategies -- 20757 Water professionals are responsible for shaping and sometimes changing consumers’ perceptions about the value of water. Consumers can mistakenly undervalue water’s worth by assuming it should be provided at no...
Modeling Water Quality in Distribution Systems, Second Edition -- 20425-2E Water quality modeling is a powerful tool to help in understanding the processes and factors that influence water quality in potable water distribution systems. This book will help you set...
Stories From the Road: On-the-Job Experiences of Water Treatment Operators -- 20547 Water treatment plant operators are an innovative and resourceful group of professionals. Often, operators must come up with alternative methods when tried-and-true procedures don't work. These stories of real people...
Water System Security: A Field Guide -- 20501 Water utilities of all sizes find this guidebook very helpful as they assess and upgrade the physical and operational security of their systems. This book describes measures a water utility...
Focus First on Service: The Voice and Face of Your Utility -- 20629 Water utility customer service representatives face a variety of customer problems and complaints every day. They need specific training in how to deal with customer problems quickly and provide satisfactory...
Water Conservation for Small and Medium-Sized Utilities -- 20646 Written for utilities serving fewer than 100,000 customers, this book provides practical advice and guidance for implementing a water conservation program. With a menu of possible conservation techniques and approaches...
2019 Water and Wastewater Rate Survey- Book -- 54009-19 Is your utility’s rate structure meeting your revenue goals? How does your rate structure compare with other utilities in your geographic region? How do your rates compare with other similar-sized...