For years little attention has been paid in waterline projects to what happens with water after it is flushed from the system. In the past, when constructing a waterline system up to 24-inch diameter, you would place calcium hypochlorite in the line during construction and then fill the line as slow as possible to keep the calcium in the proper place within the line, to chlorinate the system.
New Updates Change the Game for Contractors
With another construction season closing in on winter, now is a good time to take another look at AWWA’s C651 Field Chlorination Standard.
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Understanding the requirements necessary to complete any water line project with a minimum number of issues is essential to completing any project successfully. That is one of the main reasons I write this newsletter, to share important knowledge about field chlorination and dechlorination.
Chlorination is one of the last
steps in any
pipeline project or repair. Planning for this phase at the beginning of any project is one of the
things you can do to assure this part of finishing any job comes off without
Project specifications should call out the approved process for chlorination that will be used at the end of the job.
Field Repair & Testing: Important Issues Related to the Newly Updated AWWA C-651 Disinfecting Water Mains Standard Affecting Contractors & Utilities .
By Robert J.
Gordhamer - President of Measurement Technologies
AWWA sub-committee chair for the C-651 Disinfecting Water Mains Standard Committee.
With the newly issued C-651 Disinfecting Water Mains standard out over a month now and having encountered misinterpretations of it in my conversations with customers, we continue our discussion of what the changes in the new update mean to everyone working in the field.