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A-16 Waterworks

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Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Water Distribution Systems 12
Excavation and Backfill 6
Water Wells 8
Pumps and Related Electrical 6
Water Treatment 4
Water Storage Tanks 6
Concrete 4
Safety 4

Total Number of Test Questions: 50
Time Allowed (Minutes): 120
The state of Arizona also requires that you take and pass a written Business Management exam for this trade

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Reference Books Permitted in the Exam

1. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), Revised as of 2013 - OR - (OSHA) Excerpts as of 2013 by PSI. Buy from PSI
2. International Plumbing Code, 2009, ICC. Doc Link
3. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2008, NFPA. Doc Link
4. AWWA Standard for Installation of Ductile Iron Water Mains and their Appurtenances, C-600-99, 1999, AWWA. Buy from Publisher
5. On-site Wastewater Treatment Facility Provisions in Unified Water Quality Permit Rule, Arizona Administrative Code Title 18, Chapter 9, 2006. Doc Link


Reference Books NOT Permitted in the Exam

1. Arizona 811: Arizona Blue Stake, Inc., July 2010 (Revised 2015), Arizona Blue Stake. Doc Link
2. Groundwater Hydrology, 3rd Edition, 2004, David Keith Todd and Larry W. Mays. Buy at Amazon
3. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 1987, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
4. Excavation and Grading Handbook, Revised 2nd Edition, 1987, Nick Capachi (This edition is out-of-print. Closest match (1996) is available from Amazon). Buy at Amazon
5. Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, 2016, DIPRA. Doc Link
6. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, 2011, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, William C. Panarese. Buy at Amazon
7. Welded Carbon Steel Tanks for Water Storage - AWWA D100-05, American Water Works Association. Buy from Publisher
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