AWWA News - Two publications about water meters available from AWWA
Water Meters—Selection, Installation, Testing, and Maintenance is an excellent overview of utility meter usage, including history of water use measurement and the development of modern water meters. It covers all aspects of working with meters, from meter selection and installation to maintenance and repairs, and includes meter testing parameters, sample record-keeping forms, and helpful illustrations. It’s an excellent resource for anyone who works with water meters, and is available for $60.00 US. Order it today – ask for item number 30006.
Evaluating Residential Water Meter Performance is also available from AWWA by asking for item number 90571. The price is $38.00 US. Call AWWA Customer Service at +1 303 795-2114 to order both these publications.
Water For People Provides Help For Developing Countries
UNICEF estimates that more than one billion people in the developing world do not have access to safe and plentiful drinking water. Almost three billion people have no adequate sanitation systems. Every day 11 000 children die from waterborne diseases.
To help address this urgent need, Water for People (WFP) was started in 1991 by members of the American Water Works Association. Since its beginning, WFP has supported over 350 projects in 37 countries. Typical projects are spring-fed community water systems, wells with hand pumps, latrine construction, operator training, and hygiene education programs. Water projects will continue this year in many countries including Water For People’s four focus countries: Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras and Vietnam. If you would like to contribute to this ongoing effort or if you need additional information, please contact Judi Kraszewski at +1 303 734-3494 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Water For People’s Web site at www.water4people.org.