Section 7: DISTRIBUTION AND STORAGE
Section Overview. The distribution system is a network of pipes, storage
reservoirs, valves and hydrants, water meters, and backflow preventers. This section
covers pipes and storage facilities. The remaining distribution system components are
covered in Sections 8, 9, and 10.
References. Publications containing additional information on water
distribution and storage are listed below. Subsequent references within Section 7 use
only the number shown in parentheses after the title. This number corresponds to the
document's paragraph number in Section 2, Applicable Documents.
Useful water distribution and storage publications include the following:
AFOSH Standard 91-25, Confined Spaces (par. 188.8.131.52)
Distribution System Maintenance Techniques (par. 2.2.41)
Disinfecting Water Mains AWWA Standard C651-92 (par. 2.2.40)
Manual of Water Supply Practices: Cleaning and Lining Water
Mains (par. 2.2.20)
Manual of Water Supply Practices: Concrete Pressure Pipe (par.
Manual of Water Supply Practices: Distribution Network Analysis
for Water Utilities (par. 2.2.23)
Manual of Water Supply Practices: Distribution System
Requirements for Fire Protection (par. 2.2.22)
Manual of Water Supply Practices: Ductile-Iron Pipe Fittings (par.
Manual of Water Supply Practices: PVC Pipe Design and
Installation (par. 2.2.16)
Manual of Water Supply Practices: Safety Practices for Water
Utilities (par. 2.2.2)