Condition Assessment

Eyes Underground: Advances in Sewer Inspection Cameras, Software Help Us Know What’s Below

Eyes Underground: Advances in Sewer Inspection Cameras, Software Help Us Know What’s Below

August 2, 2019 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

By Mike Kezdi It would stand to reason that the four steps to a successful trenchless rehabilitation project are clean, inspect, assess and repair. Some might flip the cleaning and inspection component, but that’s for a different article. For assessing the underground systems – whether storm, sanitary or water –Read More

Calculating Business Risk Exposure Using Machine Learning

Calculating Business Risk Exposure Using Machine Learning

July 8, 2019 at 9:26 am 0 comments

By Doug Hatler & Matti Kakkori Aging drinking water mains are facing an increasing number of failures leading to service interruptions, higher operating costs and non-revenue water loss. Some failures cause much bigger financial or socioeconomic impacts than others. A 2018 study led by Dr. Steven Folkman at Utah StateRead More

Capturing Condition Assessment Cost Savings

Capturing Condition Assessment Cost Savings

July 8, 2019 at 9:19 am 0 comments

Can Machine Learning Really Provide A Cost-Effective Desktop Analysis? By Greg Baird Artificial Intelligence, specifically machine learning, is poised to make a significant impact in underground water infrastructure asset management. Not only does machine learning drive performance optimization, it also increases efficiencies in business processes and planning. In the waterRead More

AWWA releases water main condition assessment manual

AWWA releases water main condition assessment manual

July 8, 2019 at 9:09 am 0 comments

On June 24, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) released the first edition of its M77 Condition Assessment of Water Mains. As infrastructure ages, utilities are increasingly challenged to maintain service levels while maintaining affordable water rates. Water main condition assessment helps utilities meet this challenge by identifying more precisely whereRead More

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Water Asset Management Conference Online Fall Series

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Water Asset Management Conference Online Fall Series

June 26, 2019 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

The Water Asset Management Conference Online is accepting abstracts for its Fall 2019 series. The Fall series will offer four weekly sessions spanning November to early December, and will feature presentations from leading experts in water infrastructure management, presenting both theoretical and practical information. Please email your 200-word abstract to AndrewRead More

Echologics lands condition assessment contract with SES Water

Echologics lands condition assessment contract with SES Water

June 7, 2019 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Echologics, a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc., will begin what the company calls one of the largest water pipe condition assessment projects in Europe with SES Water in the U.K. this month. Following completion of a successful initial trial with SES Water in 2018, the new project includes theRead More

Echologics opens new facility in Toronto

Echologics opens new facility in Toronto

May 29, 2019 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

Mueller Water Products is pleased to announce the opening of a new Echologics office in Toronto, Ontario. The facility will serve as a Mueller Engineering Center of Excellence, focusing on the development of Echologics leak detection and condition assessment technologies for water mains. The 20,000 sq-ft facility has more thanRead More

Satellite Leak Detection: A Data-Driven Business Case Analysis

Satellite Leak Detection: A Data-Driven Business Case Analysis

April 11, 2019 at 9:42 am 0 comments

By Paul Gagliardo Water utilities are constantly looking for new technologies and tools to ensure potable water is produced and delivered in a cost effective and safe manner. Due to aging linear underground assets, transmission and distribution pipelines, utilities must invest a significant amount of money in their repair and replacement.Read More

GASB 34 Reporting of the Value of Buried Infrastructure

GASB 34 Reporting of the Value of Buried Infrastructure

March 20, 2019 at 11:33 am 0 comments

Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Assess and Monetize the Condition of Water Mains By Doug Hatler & Greg Baird Asset Management practices combined with the latest condition assessment tools using artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning, to assess the condition of buried water mains provides a new method forRead More

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

Investing in a Strategic Approach: A Look At New Jersey American Water’s Leak Monitoring Program

February 14, 2019 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Infrastructure continues to be a critical issue impacting the U.S. economy, society, security and future on both a local and national level. In the state of New Jersey, the situation is no different. New Jersey American Water is the largest water service provider in the state and estimates it servesRead More