How To Use
The American Water Works Association Sourcebook Online is a tool used to search for products and services within your industry. There are several search tools located within the Sourcebook Online to help you find what you are looking for. Learn how to use the Sourcebook Online efficiently by following these basic tips:
Browse Listings by Topic
The easiest way to navigate the Sourcebook Online is to browse the topics listed on the main page. Sourcebook categories are organized alphabetically by topic under three main categories: Water Supplier, Wastewater Supplier and Consultant. Click on any topic to go to a listing of all comapnies within that product/service area.
Search Menu: Keyword
Select "Keyword" from the "Search By" drop-down menu to search by keyword. For example, a query of "accounting services" will present all listings that offer accounting services and other financial assistance and will pull companies from categories that include that keyword.
Search Menu: Product/Service and/or City:
Select "Product/Service and/or City" from the "Search By:" drop-down menu. Next, pick a product or service category from the left "Search For:" menu. You can also choose a city from which you want your results to come from within the second drop-down menu (not required). Click "Search" to find all listings within your selected product/service category and, if known, city.
Search Menu: Company & Contact Name
Select "Company Name" from the "Search By:" menu and type the name of a company in which you are interested in learning more about. Exact spelling is not necessary, though your results will be more accurate if you know the correct spelling of the company you are trying to find. Select "Contact Name" form the "Search By:" menu and type a partial or complete name to find listings containing that name.
Search Menu: Radius Search
The ZIP/Radius search is useful if you need to find vendors local to you or to another location, or if you would like to conduct a search for vendors within a large metropolitan area. Select "Zip Radius/Category" from the "Search By:" menu and then select the number of miles extending around your ZIP code from which you would like to pull listed vendors. You can further refine your search by selecting a product/service category.
Show All Listings
Click "Show All Listings" on the left-hand navigation menu to browse a complete alphabetical list of all companies included in the Sourcebook. All enhanced listings will be at the top of the list, with the rest of the companies appearing directly after.
Add Search to Browser:
Click on the white "Add Search to Browser" button in the upper right corner of your screen to add an AWWA search widget to your Internet browser. This will allow you to search the Online Sourcebook from your browser search bar no matter what website you are visiting.
- Click on the "Add Search to Browser" button in the upper right corner of the page.
- When prompted, click "Add AWWA BuyersGuide." In the upper right corner of your browser, click on the drop-down search toolbar and select "AWWA BuyersGuide" as the default search.
- Enter a keyword into the text field and click "Search," and you'll instantly connect to relevant, targeted search results on the Sourcebook website. You can change your default browser search back to your original search engine at any time.
If you have further questions about how to navigate and use the Guide, please contact
your Naylor representative for assistance.