Water Standards

Water Standards Collection

ASTM Water standards cover a broad spectrum, including drinking water, wastewater, and recreational waters, ensuring they meet the required health and safety benchmarks.

ASTM water standards are essential tools for industry professionals, environmentalists, and regulatory agencies. They provide a set of rigorous protocols and guidelines for water testing, treatment, and supply.

ASTM Standards in This Section Include:

  • D512 Standard Test Methods for Chloride Ion In Water
  • D1193 Standard Specification for Reagent Water
  • D1125 Standard Test Methods for Electrical Conductivity and Resistivity of Water
  • D1293 Standard Test Methods for pH of Water


Benefits of Digital Access to Water Standards

In today’s fast-paced world, digital access to ASTM water standards offers unparalleled convenience and efficiency.

Gain instant ability to locate and apply the standards you need without the limitations of traditional access methods.

Digital access also means significant resource savings. Eliminating the need for physical storage and simplifying the search process, users can focus their efforts on implementation rather than administration.

This shift not only saves time but also enhances the overall effectiveness of water quality management practices.

ASTM Water Standards Translations

Recognizing the global nature of water quality standards, ASTM International can provide translations of ASTM water standards, making them accessible to a wider audience. This initiative ensures that Mandarin-speaking professionals worldwide have the resources they need to implement these critical standards effectively.

Available only on ASTM Compass, these translations aim to break down language barriers, fostering a broader understanding and application of water quality standards.

By providing access to these essential resources in Mandarin, ASTM International supports the global effort to maintain and improve water quality, ensuring safe and reliable water for all.


ASTM Water standards include methods for sampling, identification, and analysis of:

  • Water and the materials dissolved or suspended in or formed from water, including physical, chemical, biochemical, radiochemical, and microbiological characteristics.
  • Communities of indigenous and other aquatic organism.
  • Hydraulic and hydrologic measurements of surface and ground waters.
  • Sediments, Geomorphology, and Open-Channel Flow
  • Membranes and Ion Exchange Materials
  • Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, and Reverse Osmosis
  • Water – Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids
  • Water Microbiology
  • Standard methods for evaluation of the performance of materials used to modify the characteristics of water, including selective, partial, or total removal of dissolved or suspended constituents and ion interchange.
  • Standard methods for determining the corrosivity or deposit-forming properties of water.
  • The designation of terminology, units of measurement, and precision and accuracy of tests pertaining to water. The term “water” includes, but is not limited to, surface waters (rivers, lakes, artificial impoundments, runoff, etc.), groundwaters and springwaters, wastewaters (mine drainage, landfill leachate, brines, waters resulting from atmospheric precipitation and condensation (with the exception of acid deposition), process waters, potable waters, glacial melt waters, steam, water for subsurface injection and water discharges including waterborne materials and water-formed deposits.
  • Quality Systems, Specification, and Statistics
  • Sampling Water and Water-Formed Deposits, Analysis of Water for Power Generation and Process Use, On-Line Water Analysis, and Surveillance of Water
  • Methods of Radiochemical Analysis
  • Inorganic Constituents in Water
  • Methods for Analysis for Organic Substances in Water

American Water Works Association Standards

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) develops standards focusing on all aspects of drinking water treatment and distribution.

Accessing AWWA standards through ASTM Compass provides water professionals with a comprehensive resource for both ASTM and AWWA standards, streamlining research and application processes.

This combined access enhances the ability of professionals to comply with the highest standards of water quality and safety.

This commitment to quality, safety, and accessibility supports the ongoing effort to provide safe, reliable water in all applications, contributing to public health and environmental protection.