SOP Cooperative Library

The SOP Cooperative library includes:

  • Over 800 SOPs from cooperative members and open sources(and the list continues to grow)
  • Program (i.e. Backflow Prevention, Emergency Response, etc) guidance and examples
  • SOP Component Checklists - These checklists identify common and unique components for Core SOP topic areas (Distribution, Collections, etc.) Core SOPs are those that every utility should have.
  • Cooperative Member SOP lists - Lists of SOPs from cooperative members (but not included in the library). Contacts are provided so that you can a request a copy of the SOPs.
A list of SOPs and related programs are provided below (updated on 3-9-2016). Access to the SOPs is by membership only. Members must read the Disclaimer and Terms of Use prior to accessing the SOP Library


The success of the Cooperative grows with the growth of the SOP library. Please share your existing or newly developed SOPS with the Cooperative.  An inbox is provided for easy digital upload.

Admin and Buildings SOPs

  • Alum Delivery and Storage
  • Chemical Ordering Guide
  • Lime Delivery and Storage
  • Methanol Delivery Procedures
  • Poly Delivery and Storage

Lab and Monitoring SOPs

  • Algae GPS & Directional Guide
  • Instrument Data Maintenance
  • Instrument Field Sheet  
  • Instrument Maintenance  
  • Instrument Maintenance 2  
  • On-line instrument reporting  
  • SOP Chlorine Residual for field personnel
  • Temperature Probe Data Retrieval  
  • WQ In-line Turbidimeter Analyzers  
  • WWTP-TSS
  • TCR & E coli, Bactees, Repeat Collection
  • TCR & E coli, Bactees, Routine Collection
  • TCR & E. coli,Bactees Analysis
  • TCR repeat map  

Raw Water Transmission SOPs

  • Transmission line drain
  • Transmission line fill
  • Draining line   

Safety SOPs

  • ARC Flash
  • Confined Space Entry 
  • Electrical Safety 
  • Emergency Response and Planning
  • Excavation Safety/ Trenching and Shoring
  • Fall protection
  • Forklift Operation
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Lockout Tagout 
  • PPE  
  • Traffic Control 

Security SOPs

  • Camera Cheat Sheet   

Source Water SOPs

  • Algae GPS & Directional Guide 

Wastewater Collection SOPs

  • Alt.- Equipment Cargo Transport
  • Alt.- Gas-Powered Light Equipment
  • By-Pass Pumping .
  • Collection System Day-to-Day SOPs 
  • Confined Space Entry Procedure
  • Constructed Wetland Ponds CWPs
  • Crane Truck Operation SOP
  • Excavation and Trenching
  • Extend-a-Jet
  • Illicit Discharge
  • SSO Overflow response
  • Trailer Safety
  • Truck Mounted Snow Equipment
  • Wastewater Scrap Program
  • Catch Basin and Culvert Cleaning SOP
  • Catch Basin Check List
  • Catch Basinader Guide
  • Catch Basin Participant Guide
  • Catch Basin Training PP
  • Cleaning Operation
  • Cleaning Operation with Vacuum
  • Combination Unit Dumping Operation
  • Continuous Rodder Operation
  • Draft Main Sewer Cleaning
  • Jet Vac Unit Water Fill Operation
  • Lower Lateral Cleaning
  • Lower Lateral Cleaning Check List
  • Lower Lateral Cleaning Guide
  • Lower Lateral Cleaning SOP
  • Lower Lateral Cleaning Training  
  • Possible-Stoppage-SSO Alt. Format
  • Root Saw Operation
  • CCTV Powerpoint
  • CCTV quick guide
  • CCTV SOP
  • General Inspection of Diversion Structures on Interceptors
  • TV Inspection
  • Vehicle Inspection Procedure
  • Inspection Forms
  • LiftStation Maintenance Checklist
  • MH Inspection Form
  • Sewer Inspection Form
  • Sewer Inspection SOP
  • Sewer Line Cleaning Form
  • Vehicle Inspection Form
  • Manhole Adjustments
  • Manhole Opening and Closing Procedures
  • Pot Hole Procedure
  • WW Point Repair
  • CCTV for Sewer Line Inspections 
  • Confined Space Entry 
  • Equipment Lock out Tag out
  • Excavation and Trenching Safety 
  • Force Main Repair
  • Gravity Main Repair 
  • House Connection Repair 
  • Lift Station Inspection 
  • Manhole Repair
  • Remove Blockage from Sewer Line 
  • Sewer Inspections
  • Sewer Lateral Cleaning 
  • Sewer Main Cleaning HP Flush Vac Operation 
  • Sewer Main Cleaning Power Rodder Operation

Wastewater Treatment SOPs

  • Auto Sampler Coil Cleaning Procedure
  • Autosampler Changing Pump and Suction Tubing
  • Boiler Blowdown Procedures
  • Changing Suction Hose and Strainer
  • Cleaning Sampler Suction Tubing
  • CS Entry Permit
  • Elect. Forklift
  • Ferrous Flow Rate Calculations
  • Flow-Paced Automatic Sampler
  • Fork Lift
  • Forklift WW Operations
  • ISCO 5800 Checking Error Status
  • LOTO
  • Manual Sampling using an Automatic Sampler  
  • Pipe Jetting Operation 

Preliminary WW Treatment SOPs

  • Influent Sampling 
  • MCC Room Routine Tasks 
  • Raw Sewage Pump Routine Tasks
  • Responding to a SCADA Alarm 
  • Unusual Influent Sampling
  • Electric Gate Operator Use   
  • Ferric Sulfate Readings and Rounds  
  • Garage Readings and Rounds  
  • Generator Operation
  • Headworks Emergency Generator Refueling  
  • Headworks Trickle Filter Ventilation   
  • Impact Pro Gas Detector   Basic Operation  
  • Impact Pro Gas Detector   Calibration using Enforcer  
  • MCC ACC Room Readings and Rounds  
  • Portable Headworks Generator Operation
  • Raw Sewage Pump Readings and Rounds 
  • Raw Sewage Pump Motor Room Readings and Rounds  
  • Stilling Well Flush and Meter Calibration Procedure  
  • Unusual Influent Sample Collection  
  • Verify Raw Sewage Pump Flow   
  • Cleaning and Changing Sampler Suction Hose 
  • Grit Chamber Routine Tasks
  • Grit Processing Routine Task
  • Grit Pump Routine Tasks
  • Influent Flow Measurement Calibration 
  • Influent Flow Measurement Routine Tasks 
  • Screening Routine Tasks 

Grit Removal

  • Eutek Grit Snail (Dewaterer)  
  • Eutek Slurry Cup (Grit Classifier)  
  • Grit Basin Headcells Readings and Rounds  
  • Grit Processingvel Readings and Rounds  
  • Grit Pumps 1-4 Readings and Rounds  
  • Grit Pumps 5-7 Readings and Rounds  
  • Grit Snail Troubleshooting Guide   
  • Headcell Startup and Shutdown   
  • Slurry Cup Troubleshooting  

Influent Metering

  • Flow Metering Sampling Readings and Rounds  
  • Influent Meter Calibration Check  
  • Screening
  • Barscreen Room Readings and Rounds  
  • Putting a Barscreen OnLine  Barscreen Rotation   
  • Remove a Barscreen from Service  
  • Screening Hopper Operation   

Primary Wastewater Treatment SOPs

  • Eurodrive Oil Change
  • In-line Mixer Oil Change
  • Manhole Skimming Procedure
  • Primaries Hot Water Pressure Washer
  • Primary Clarifier Blanket Data Collection
  • Primary Clarifier Pump Station #2 (South) Readings and Rounds
  • Primary Clarifiers Readings and Rounds
  • Primary Sludge Pump Oil changeable EM 

SCADA SOPs

  • Computer Room High Temperature and Humidity Alarms
  • Enter OCL Data
  • Find Tag Name in SCADA
  • Log in, Log out, View Charts, Create a New Chart in Proficy
  • Pump Station Alarm Response
  • Retrieve Tag Name and Develop a Data Table
  • SCADA Plant Alarm Response
  • SCADA Problems – Work Order or Help Desk Ticket
  • Suppress SCADA Alarm

Secondary Wastewater Treatment SOPs

  • Centrate Return Control Methods
  • ChemScan Flow Cell Mechanical Cleaning Procedure
  • ChemScan Reagent and Cleaning Fluid Mixing Direction
  • ChemScan Reagent Replacement
  • SCT Ammonia Set Point  
  • Switching A-WW SEC -
  • TF Gearbox Input Shaft Seal Replacement 

Wastewater Treatment Solids SOPs

  • Ferrous Chloride Pump Calculations
  • Running Three DAF trains
  • Water Softner Guidelines




Water Distribution SOPs

  • Addressing Low Residual in the DS
  • Field Chlorine Analysis
  • Hydrant Operation
  • Storage Tank Inspection 
  • Traffic Control 
  • Trenching&Excavation Safety 
  • AMR Retrofit
  • Asbestos Management
  • Assessing Low Chlorine Residual  
  • Boil Water Alert_Guidance 
  • Break water loss estimation  
  • Changing PRVs
  • Cleaning Pipelines
  • Confined Space Entry  
  • Customer Service Calls
  • Customer Termination Process
  • Disinfecting Pipelines
  • Door Hanger
  • Excavation data sheet
  • Field_Chlorine_Analysis
  • Flushing Water Lines
  • Frozen Meter Set
  • Gate Valve Maintenance
  • GPM Water Break SOP
  • Hydrant Maintenance
  • Leak detection  
  • Line Extensions
  • Locate Procedure  
  • Locate Schedule Illustrated  
  • Locating Procedures Illustrated  
  • Master Meter Vaults
  • Meter Reading
  • New Main Pressure Wash and Disinfection
  • New Main Disinfection by Continous Feed Method
  • Reservoir_Maintenance
  • Reservoir_Maintenance-Emergency
  • Reservoir_Operation
  • Storage_tank checklist
  • Tank Climbing SOP 10-27-13
  • Addressing Low Residual in the DS 
  • Field Chlorine Analysis
  • Hydrant Operation 
  • Main Breaks 
  • PPE 
  • TCR Sampling 
  • Traffic Control 
  • Trenching&Excavation Safety 
  • Valve Exercising 
  • Cross Connection Control Program
  • Backflow Prevention
  • Cross Connection Control CDPHE
  • Cross Connection Control Program -
  • Cross-connection Control Inspection

Hydrant Flushing

  • Flushing 
  • Hydrant inspection and maintenance
  • Confluence Engineering UDF SOPs
  • Fire hydrant training manual
  • Flushing to Improve WQ  
  • Flushing Water Mains  
  • Flushing_Program
  • Hydrant inspection  
  • Hydrant Servicing  
  • Preventive flushing  

Main Break

  • Main Breaks 
  • DIP or C900 Repair
  • Disinfection and Repair 
  • Informal Protocol for Water Outage Response  CDPHE
  • Leak Cheat Sheet
  • Leak Repair
  • Main Break
  • Main Break BMP
  • Main Break Doorhanger  
  • Main Break Notification  
  • Main_Break_Sample_Protocol
  • Trainees Manual
  • Step by step break process
  • TYPE OF BREAK
  • Water Break Disinfection
  • Water main break Repair

TCR

  • TCR Sampling - Common SOP Components Checklist
  • TCR & E coli, Bactees, Repeat Collection
  • TCR & E coli, Bactees, Routine Collection
  • TCR & E. coli, Bactees Analysis
  • TCR draft  
  • TCR repeat map  
  • TCR_Sampling

Valve Maintenance and Exercise

  • Valve Exercising 
  • Valve Lockout Tagout
  • Valve Maintenance Flowchart
  • Valve Maintenance Program
  • Valve Operation  
  • Valve Servicing Draft
  • Valve Turning  
  • Valve types glossary
  • Valve-closed-boundary
  • Valve-Large_Maintenance
  • Valve-Small_Inspection 

Water Treatment SOPs

  • Alum Delivery and Storage
  • Chlorinator SOP Small utility
  • DAF Recycle Start up_Shut down
  • Lime Delivery and Storage Chemical
  • Poly Delivery and Storage Chemical
  • 2015-014 Chlorine Sites and Emergency B-Kits 9-10-15 -
  • Acceptance RejectionMagnafloc LT 7985 Coagulant (Cationic Polymer)
  • Acceptance Rejection-Ammonium Hydroxide (Aqua Ammonia)
  • Acceptance Rejection-Liquid Aluminum Sulfate (Alum)
  • Acceptance Rejection-Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda)
  • Anhydrous Ammonia Storagte and Feed System
  • Annual Turbidimeter Maintenance
  • BASIN STARTUP WITH PLANT IN PRODUCTION
  • Chlorine Analyzer Zeroing Procedure
  • Chlorine Disinfection Procedures
  • Chlorine room entry and response
  • Chlorine Storage and Feed System
  • Emergency Shut Down of Chlorine System 
  • Emergency Shutdown of Leaking Evaporator
  • Filter Inspection SOP
  • Flow meter bleeding -
  • High combined Cl2 -
  • ICE-PIC Monthly Turbidimeter Verification
  • ICE-PIC Weekly Turbidemeter Verification
  • Lime Trough Cleaning
  • Manually Operating the Standby Generators
  • MC MANUAL BACKWASHING OF A FLITER
  • Monthly Chlorine Analyzer Maintenance
  • Normal Operations Changing Chlorinators 2013
  • Operating the bypass valve
  • OPERATOR SHIFT
  • pH Analyzer Calibration
  • Potassium time out
  • Quarterly Turbidimeter Calibration 2
  • RECEIVING SODA ASH OFF LOAD
  • Response Plan, loss of cl2 residual
  • Sample Tap Flushing
  • Semi-Annual Chlorine Analyzer Maintenance
  • Setting Dosage Rate in Computer
  • Setting Dosage Rate in Manual 
  • Sop Lab Entries
  • Switching Chlorine Evaporators
  • Switching Cl2 Banks
  • Switching Feed Augers on the Fluoride Silo
  • Water Valve Maintenance Program
  • Weekly Chlorine Analyzer Maintenance
  • Weekly Turbidimeter Maintenance