North American Pipe Production of AWWA C900-16 PVC Pipe

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The American Water Works Association (AWWA) issued the 2016 version of AWWA C900, Standard for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pressure Pipe and Fabricated Fittings, 4 In. Through 60 In. (100mm Through 1,500 mm). The standard was last revised in 2007.

With the new revision, C900 now includes nominal pipe sizes 4” through 60”. Previously, C900 only covered 4” through 12” with the AWWA C905 standard covering sizes 14” through 48”. C905 has now been obsoleted in favor of one unified C900 standard. Additionally, the testing and marking requirements from the two historic standards have been harmonized in C900-16. The performance requirements for C900-16 pipe remains identical to C900-07 and C905-10 versions.

North American Pipe Corporation anticipates starting production in January 2017 of materials in compliance with AWWA C900-16. Customers can expect the same quality PVC pipe, now with one less product standard.