AWWA Standards Program
Over 170 AWWA/ANSI standards are available to assist utilities in the design, installation, operations, and maintenance of the distribution system and its various components.

Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides information about health effects of lead in drinking water, how lead gets in drinking water, and what can be done to minimize risks of lead exposure through drinking water.

Drinking Water Distribution Systems
This EPA page includes a basic description of the purpose and components of drinking water distribution systems, as well as potential water quality issues that may arise as water travels through the distribution system.

Lead and Copper Rule
This EPA resource contains a summary of requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule, as well as a history of revisions.

Revised Total Coliform Rule and Total Coliform Rule
This EPA resource provides a summary of the Total Coliform Rule (TCR), revisions (RTCR), and compliance requirements.


Last updated July 2017