To advance and disseminate knowledge tending to improve water utility practices by educating, providing best practices and resources to operators.

Members

The list of Division members is available on this page.

Committees

The purpose of this committee is to: (1) encourage and assist water utilities and other agencies having jurisdiction to begin, develop and refine cross-connection control programs; (2) Address specific conditions, piping arrangements, and water using equipment to determine appropriate backflow prevention guidelines; (3) Provide liaison with California and Nevada state health departments and other administrative authorities regarding the interpretation/development of respective regulations and formulation of guidelines; (4) Produce workshop/seminars on backflow prevention/cross connection control. The committee reports to the Water Distribution Division.

  •  Competitions
    The purpose of this committee is to coordinate and conduct the Annual Pipe Tapping, Hot Flare and Meter Madness Competitions held during each Spring Meeting. The Committee will also evaluate other "fun" activities/competitions that may be incorporated in future meetings and conferences to increase the participation of operating personnel. The committee will develop and maintain a "how-to" manual for conducting the Pipe Tapping Contest, which must include current AWWA Tapping Contest Rules and Regulations. The committee will videotape the contest proceedings and supply them to the contestants and the Section office. Tapes will also be made available, at a reasonable cost, to interested agencies. The committee will supply registration information, before the specified deadline, to the Section office to be included in the Spring Registration Package. The committee will also supply the office with contest results and other promotional material to be published in the Summer, Fall, and Winter issues of SOURCE. The Committee Chair should have a strong background in planning, coordinating and conducting large-scale demonstrations or events and be familiar with field pipeline/service procedures. There shall be three other members from at-large, one of which should be a supplier representative. The Spring Local Arrangements Committee will supply one of its members as liaison to assist in coordinating this event. This committee reports to the Operators Division.

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  • Top Ops
    The purpose of this committee is to coordinate and conduct the Annual "TOP OPS" Challenge held during each Spring Meeting. The Committee will also evaluate other activities/competitions that may be incorporated in future meetings and conferences to increase the participation of operating personnel. The committee will develop and maintain a "how-to" manual for conducting the "TOPS OPS" Challenge. The committee may video tape the contest proceedings and supply them to the contestants and .the Section office. Tapes will also be made available, at a reasonable cost, to interested agencies. The committee will supply registration information, before the specified deadline, to the Section office to be included in the Spring Registration Package. The committee will also supply the office with contest results and other promotional material to be published in SOURCE. The Committee Chair should have a strong background in all aspects of water treatment plant operations. There shall be three other members, one of which should be a supplier representative. The Spring Local Arrangements Committee will supply one of its members as liaison to assist in coordinating this event. This committee reports to the Conference Director.

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  • Operators
    This committee has been restructured and the committee charge is being modified.

 

This committee shall have the following purposes: 1) Assemble and disseminate information on metering practices and standards for all water utility purposes; 2) Assemble and disseminate information on utility practices of meter sizing, meter specifications, meter testing and all aspects of meter installation and replacement; 3) Provide a forum for sharing the state of the art in all meter related matters; 4) Provide a clearinghouse for information on management, shop and field practices related to metering; 5} Maintain close liaison with the Maintenance Division with regard to meter maintenance practices; 6) Establish and encourage close liaison with other like organizations. This committee reports to the Water Distribution Division.

The purpose of this committee is to identify the water quality and training needs of water systems serving less than 10,000 people. It is to plan and implement programs to meet these needs, including coordinating with the Education and Training Program Director, the Distribution, Maintenance and Resources Divisions in such planning and implementation.