Lending Library

The Southwest Section is pleased to be able to offer the titles shown below for loan to both its members and non-member water utility personnel who are located within the states of Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

  • All borrowed items are to be returned within 30 days of the date shipped by the Section to the borrower.
  • The borrower is responsible for paying for return postage.
  • Valid Credit Card information must be provided as security for the safe return of the borrowed item. A deposit will be charged to your credit card. The deposit is $20 for each video for members, and $50 for non-members.
  • Your credit card information can be provided in a secure manner through the Section’s On-Line Registration web site.
  • The deposit will be returned when we receive the borrowed item back in working condition.
  • If an item is not returned, or is returned in an unusable state, the borrower’s deposit will be forfeited.

For additional information, email the Executive Director at ExecDir@swawwa.org

NEW! Pre-arranged, proctored training sessions using library technical videos may be eligible for operator certification renewal training credit in Arkansas and Louisiana. To request approval to present a proctored training session, complete and submit the appropriate information for Arkansas or Louisiana.

For Arkansas, the training sessions will generally be eligible for Water Operator License renewal credit. Please submit course completion documentation to: AR Water Operator Licensing Program, Slot 37; 4815 West Markham Street; Little Rock, AR 72205 or by email to: martin.nutt@arkansas.gov. Documentation must include a completion certificate signed by proctor with the following information: title of video presented; date; location; and sponsoring entity. Once approved, your credit will be posted to this website.

For Louisiana, you may check to see which courses have been approved for use here. If a video is not listed, email Steve Hoss. Prior approval of a video training session will probably require completion of the Louisiana Course Approval Form.

New Videos through April 1, 2012
Consumer’s Guide To Water Conservation
Water Supply Operations: Jar Testing
Water Supply Operations: Filtration
Water Supply Operations: Disinfection Strategies
Water Supply Operations: Centrifugal Pumps
Pipeline Repair for Water Utilities
Water Distribution Operator Training: Services & Meters
Water Distribution Operator Training: Pumps & Motors
Water Distribution Operator Training: Hydrants
Water Distribution Operator Training: Valves
Water Distribution Operator Training: Water Mains
Optimizing Filtration Operations

Top List of Borrowed Items
Modern Marvels – City Water
Elevated Water Storage Tanks – Maintenance, Safety & Security
Water System Security: Distribution System Protection
Utility Excavation
Chlorine Safety
Utilities at Risk: Workplace Violence; Sexual Harassment; Substance Abuse
Rural Water Management
Pipeline Repair
Only Tap Water Delivers
On the Job: Leak Detection
Fire Hydrant Operations & Maintenance (Copy 1)
Emerging Treatment Technologies

Lending Library List

Title Time Media Status Due Back Published By More Info AWWA Link
2004 Annual Conference Opening Session . VHS Available . AWWA One VHS tape .
2006 Annual Conference Opening Session . DVD Available . AWWA . .
2007 Annual Conference Opening Session . DVD Available . AWWA . .
2007 Annual Conference Proceedings: . CD Available . AWWA Two CD set: Papers & Posters from the 2007 Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada .
2008 Annual Conference Opening Session . DVD Available . AWWA . .
2008 Annual Conference Proceedings: . DVD Available . AWWA Papers & Posters from the 2008 Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia .
2009 Annual Conference Opening Session . DVD Available . AWWA The Work Before Us; Show Me; ACE 2010 in Chicago .
2009 Annual Conference Proceedings: . DVD Available . AWWA Papers & Posters from the 2009 Annual Conference in San Diego .
2010 Annual Conference Opening Session . DVD Available . AWWA ACE10: Chicago, IL; Tapestry .
2010 Annual Conference Proceedings: . DVD Available . AWWA Papers from the 2010 Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois .
2011 Annual Conference Opening Session . DVD Available . AWWA ACE11: Washington, DC; Leadership .
2012 Annual Conference Opening Session . DVD Available . AWWA ACE12: Dallas, TX; Rebuilding the Past .
Alternative Disinfectants: Choices for the future 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: March 2001 Teleconference .
Automation and Instrumentation 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: November 2000 Teleconference .
AWWA Standards: At Work Everyday 22 DVD Available . AWWA AWWA standards define the water industry, creating a blueprint for successful professional management of water systems. Understand how international water experts and other members of the AWWA Standards Council work to create and design AWWA standards. Le Bookstore Link
Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connection Control 16 DVD Available . AWWA . Bookstore Link
Benchmarking for the Water Industry: Achieving Breakthrough Performance 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: November 1996 Teleconference .
Chlorine Safety 22 DVD Available . AWWA Aurora Award Winner Bookstore Link
Consumer's Guide To Water Conservation 13 DVD Available . AWWA This DVD offers conservation suggestions for the kitchen, bath, and laundry, plus lawn watering tips, Xeriscaping, leak detection, and much more. Bookstore Link
Contamination Explorer: Tech Assistance for Small Water Systems 270 CD* Available . Montana Water Center Subjects such as line replacement, pathogens, stromwater runoff, arsenic and biofilms are covered in depth. .
Converting Distribution Systems from Chlorine to Chloramine 20 DVD Available . AWWA This video educates drinking water professionals about the use of chloramines as a secondary disinfectant following primary disinfection. Bookstore Link
Customer Service for Water Utilities 79 DVD Available . AWWA Includes five topics: Customer Service for Water Utilities; A Team Effort; Internal Customer Service; Working With Difficult Customers; Strategies for Field Representatives Bookstore Link
Customer Service for Water Utilities: Best Practices that Deliver 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: March 1996 Teleconference .
Detecting and Silencing Leaks 16 DVD Available . AWWA This DVD shows water customers how to determine if they have hidden leaks, isolate the source of leaks, and make simple repairs. Bookstore Link
Distribution System Repair, Rehabilitiation, and Replacement 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: November 2001 Teleconference .
Drought Preparedness & Response (with Manual) 37 DVD Available . AWWA What should your utility do to prepare for drought? Bookstore Link
Earth Ride: The Journey of Water 50 DVD Available . BBC / Mexico Sectio Earth Ride, a video on the water cycle presented by the Mexico Section. Narration available in English and Spanish. Great for young audiences. .
Elevated Water Storage Tanks - Maintenance, Safety & Security 31 DVD Available . AWWA Maintenance - 16 min; Safety & Security - 15 min Bookstore Link
Emergency Planning for Water Utilities 28 DVD Available . AWWA This documentary-style video is ideally suited for broadcast or use as a powerful public relations tool. Viewers will see dramatic, first-hand accounts of how water utilities across the country have survived and learned from catastrophic events. Bookstore Link
Emerging Issues in Water Utility Operations 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: March 2004 Teleconference .
Emerging Treatment Technologies 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: November 2002 Teleconference .
Excellence in Water Quality Distribution 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: March 2005 Teleconference .
Facts & Filters . CD Available . AWWA One CD with print materials .
Filter Surveillance Techniques for Water Utilities 32 DVD Available . AWWA Filtration is a crucial barrier to microbial pathogens in drinking water. To produce safe, clean water, filters must perform flawlessly. This video takes you step by step through the procedures and tests needed to determine the condition of your filter be Bookstore Link
Fire Hydrant Operations & Maintenance (Copy 1) 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: November 2006 Teleconference .
Fire Hydrant Operations & Maintenance (Copy 2) 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: November 2006 Teleconference .
Fire Hydrant Operations & Maintenance (Copy 3) 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: November 2006 Teleconference .
Groundwater/LT2/DBP2 Rules Teleconference . DVD Available . Texas Section, AWWA . .
Illinois Source Water Protection 0 CD Available . Montana Water Center This interactive training tool has been created to simplify the process of developing a source water protection plan for small public drinking water systems in Illinois .
In The Trenches . DVD Available . CA-NV AWWA . .
Inovative Operator Tools: SCADA, AMR, & GIS 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: March 2006 Teleconference .
Lime Softening Techniques for Operators 49 DVD Available . AWWA . Bookstore Link
Liquid Assets 90 DVD Available . Penn State University A public media and outreach campaign. Includes CD with toolkit .
Maintaining Water Quality in the Distribution System 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: March 1998 Teleconference .
Modern Marvels - Aqueducts: Man Made Rivers of Life 50 DVD Available . History Channel A probing look at the history and technology of aqueducts. .
Modern Marvels - City Water Systems 50 DVD Available . The History Channel . Bookstore Link
Modern Marvels - Sewer 50 DVD Available . History Channel This documentary explores this less-than-polite topic, and examinea the network of underground pipes and tunnels that carries human waste (and much else) away. Bookstore Link
Modern Marvels - Water 50 DVD Available . History Channel Water. It is so powerful it can carve our landscape, yet so nurturing it can spawn life and support its intricate matrix. We take it for granted, yet compared to other natural compounds, it is a genuine oddity. .
New Horizons: Critical Infrastructure Protection 26 DVD Available . AWWA Issues regarding water utility infrastructure security are discussed in this video. .
NIMS/ICS Training, Copy 1 240 DVD Available . Texas Section, AWWA 2 DVD set with teleconference on National Incident Management System & Incident Command System .
NIMS/ICS Training, Copy 2 240 DVD Available . Texas Section, AWWA 2 DVD set with teleconference on National Incident Management System & Incident Command System .
NIMS/ICS Training, Copy 3 240 DVD Available . Texas Section, AWWA 2 DVD set with teleconference on National Incident Management System & Incident Command System .
Nitrogen Removal for Wastewater Treatment 63 DVD Available . AWWA . Bookstore Link
On the Job: Leak Detection 15 DVD Available . AWWA Covers steps for planning an ongoing leak detection program, equipment, and common procedures for detecting both non-surfacing leaks and surfacing leaks. Bookstore Link
Only Tap Water Delivers, Copy 1 375 DVD Available . AWWA One DVD with video presentations & One CD with print materials Bookstore Link
Only Tap Water Delivers, Copy 2 375 DVD Available . AWWA One DVD with video presentations & One CD with print materials Bookstore Link
Operator Basic Training Series 24 CD* Available . Montana Water Center Small PWS training courses: Groundwater, Surface Water & Wastewater Lagoons .
Operator Chemistry Made Easy 48 DVD Available . AWWA This video teaches basic chemistry for water treatment operations. It is an ideal training tool for novice water treatment operators and an excellent reference on the job. Bookstore Link
Operator Math Made Easy 30 DVD Available . AWWA This video teaches water operators mathemathical calculations used in water treatment and distribution. It is an ideal training tool for novice water treatment operators and an excellent reference on the job. Bookstore Link
Optimizing Filtration Operations . DVD Available . AWWA This DVD illustrates techniques for filter optimization. It describes what filter optimization is, shows how to optimize filters for best performance, and explains why optimization is important in producing consistent water quality. Bookstore Link
Pipeline Repair 180 DVD Available . AWWA Two DVD set: March 2007 Teleconference Bookstore Link
Pipeline Repair for Water Utilities 21 DVD Available . AWWA This DVD shows workers step-by-step the basics of making durable repairs to underground water pipelines Bookstore Link
Plain Talk About Drinking Water . DVD Available . AWWA This 2 Disc Set includes a DVD providing information for consumers and kids in a Q&Q format. Disc 2 has web ready video files for your web site. Bookstore Link
Plain Talk About Drinking Water . Book Available . AWWA This book answers 231 questions about drinking water: contaminants (including atrazine and pharmaceuticals), tastes and odors, climate change, chlorine and fluoride, lead in water pipes, bottled water, home treatment devices, water conservation, federal r Bookstore Link
Plain Talk About Drinking Water (More) . DVD Available . AWWA This 2 Disc Set includes a DVD providing additional information for consumers and kids in a Q&Q format. Disc 2 has web ready video files for your web site. Bookstore Link
Preventing Waterborne Disease: How to Optimize Treatment 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: September 1994 Teleconference .
Professor Water: Fantastic Facts About Drinking Water 26 DVD Available . AWWA This DVD, for Grades 3-8, provides viewers with a world of information about water treatment, water conservation, and other wonders of water. Ideal for utility plant tours. Bookstore Link
Recovering from Disaster: Hurricanes and Power Failures 28 DVD Available . AWWA . Bookstore Link
Rehabilitation Techniques for Water Mains 24 DVD Available . AWWA Illistrates several trenchless pipe rehab techniques, as well as cleaning methods .
Rural Water Management 21 DVD Available . Nebraska Health & Human Services . .
Safety First: Lockout/Tagout for Water Distribution 12 DVD Available . AWWA . Bookstore Link
Secrets to Success: How to Prepare for Operator Certification 20 DVD+CD Available . AWWA This DVD provides study suggestions and includes a CD-ROM with sample questions that are similar to an actual test. You learn what to study, how to study, and what types of questions you will encounter. Bookstore Link
Taste & Odor in Drinking Water: Operational Tools & Techniques 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: March 2000 Teleconference .
The Basics of Waterborne Pathogens 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: March 2002 Teleconference .
The Educated Consumer: Communicating with and Involving the Public 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: November 1997 Teleconference .
The Fundamentals of Asset Management 960 CD Available . EPA A narrated 16 hour course in the fundamentals of Asset Management .
The History of AWWA 28 DVD Available . AWWA The History of AWWA, as told by retired Executive Director Jack Hoffbuhr .
The Shrinking Workforce: Hype or Crisis 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: November 2005 Teleconference .
The Water Works: From Source to Tap 11 DVD Available . AWWA This fun-filled youth-education video takes kids on a tour of a municipal water plant. Basic scientific pronciples involved in water treatment are explained. Great for school visits. A classroom field trip has never been so much fun! .
Top Consumer Questions about Cryptosporidium 11 DVD Available . AWWA Many consumers are misinformed about Cryptosporidium. Give them the straight facts with this video. The video explains what this waterborne pathogen is and how water utilities remove or kill it. It will answer their questions about bottled water, home fil Bookstore Link
Unidirectional Flushing 21 DVD Available . AWWA . Bookstore Link
Utilities at Risk: Workplace Violence; Sexual Harassment; Substance Abuse 55 DVD Available . AWWA Workplace Violence - 20 min; Sexual Harassment - 20 min; Substance Abuse - 15 min Bookstore Link
Utility Excavation 22 DVD Available . AWWA This DVD includes two topics: Trenching & Shoring; Backhoe Safety Bookstore Link
Water Conservation Communications Guide . DVD Available . AWWA Pdf documents covering all phases of communications concering water conservation.` .
Water Distribution Operator Training: Hydrants 13 DVD Available . AWWA This DVD explains the importance of maintaining fire hydrant reliability. Bookstore Link
Water Distribution Operator Training: Pumps & Motors 12 DVD Available . AWWA The DVD illustrates volute, diffuser, single and double suction, axial flow, mixed-flow, vertical turbine, submersible, deep-well, in-line booster, jet, and other pumps. Bookstore Link
Water Distribution Operator Training: Services & Meters 12 DVD Available . AWWA This DVD shows water distribution operators how water service lines are connected to customers homes and businesses. Bookstore Link
Water Distribution Operator Training: Valves 16 DVD Available . AWWA This DVD describes the different types of distribution valves, and illustrates with animation how each type of valve works. Bookstore Link
Water Distribution Operator Training: Water Mains 15 DVD Available . AWWA In this DVD, distribution employees learn about the many types of pipe currently in use: cast iron, ductile iron, steel, concrete, asbestos-cement, PVC, PE, and fiberglass. Bookstore Link
Water Infrastructure Security Enhancements (WISE) 58 DVD/CD Available . ASCE; AWWA; WEF Complete set of all three WISE items listed below .
Water Infrastructure Security Enhancements Guidance . CD Available . ASCE; AWWA; WEF Contains guidance documents and two webcasts from 2007 .
Water Infrastructure Security Enhancements Public Official Preview 11 DVD Available . ASCE; AWWA; WEF Overview of Water & Wastewater Security Issues for Public Officials .
Water Infrastructure Security Enhancements Utility Preview 47 DVD Available . ASCE; AWWA; WEF Overview of Water & Wastewater Security Issues for Utility Personnel .
Water Quality Expedition 120 CD* Available . Montana Water Center Takes water system personnel, technical assistance providers and regulators on a virtual expedition through water quality issues. .
Water Resource Alternatives: The Future of Sustainable Utility Practices 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: November 2004 Teleconference .
Water Storage 180 VHS Available . AWWA Two VHS tape set: March 2003 Teleconference .
Water Supply Operations: Centrifugal Pumps 24 DVD Available . AWWA This DVD covers types and operating principles, maintenance procedures, installation, startup and shutdown, and troubleshooting. Bookstore Link
Water Supply Operations: Coagulation, Flocculation and Sedimentation 21 DVD Available . AWWA . Bookstore Link
Water Supply Operations: Disinfection Strategies 27 DVD Available . AWWA This DVD instructs in the following vital areas of the water disinfection process. Bookstore Link
Water Supply Operations: Distribution Systems 21 DVD Available . AWWA This DVD provides water operators with fundamental training in the facilities, equipment, operation, and maintenance of municipal water distribution systems. Bookstore Link
Water Supply Operations: Filtration 21 DVD Available . AWWA This DVD trains incrucial areas of the water filtration process. Bookstore Link
Water Supply Operations: Jar Testing 36 DVD Available . AWWA This DVD guides water treatment operators to successful and cost-effective jar-testing results. Bookstore Link
Water Supply Operations: Source Water Protection 22 DVD Available . AWWA Learn methods for protecting drinking water sources from pollution. Bookstore Link
Water Supply Operations: Turbidity Measurement and Particle Counting 17 DVD Available . AWWA . Bookstore Link
Water Supply Operations: Water Sources 24 DVD Available . AWWA This DVD introduces water operators to groundwater and surface water sources for drinking water supplies. Bookstore Link
Water System Security: Distribution System Protection 25 DVD Available . AWWA Vulnerability assessment; Emergency responder communications plan; Public awareness campaign; Defensive boundary fencing and signage; and more Bookstore Link