Rehab & Replacement

Best Practices for Pipe Repair & Replacement Programs

Best Practices for Pipe Repair & Replacement Programs

January 12, 2022 at 4:28 pm 0 comments

By Ken Alessi & Shukri Elmazi The very nature of a pipe burst is that it is unexpected. Crews jump into action and solve the problem as quickly as possible to mitigate damage. Like any emergency, the speed of resolution is often more important than the cost. Utilities are preparedRead More

Is There a Role for Trenchless Technologies in LCR Compliance?

Is There a Role for Trenchless Technologies in LCR Compliance?

January 3, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Jonathon Meyer The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) revisions that are currently under consideration are anticipated to have far-reaching implications on the capital and operating costs of cities, towns and agencies with lead service lines (LSLs). The full replacement of LSLs will be anRead More

How San Jose Water Uses Asset Management to Keep the Water Flowing

How San Jose Water Uses Asset Management to Keep the Water Flowing

December 17, 2021 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

By Andy Yang Numerous industries across the globe are beginning to recognize asset management as a critical and core function of their business operations. Some industries, such as those in oil and gas or nuclear, were early adopters of asset management due to the reliability and productivity it offers. ButRead More

Thinking Regionally, Thinking Big: Ted Henifin, 2021 WF&M Award Winner

Thinking Regionally, Thinking Big: Ted Henifin, 2021 WF&M Award Winner

December 13, 2021 at 10:16 am 1 comment

When you think about examples of great innovation, it’s easy to think about things like modern technology. The smart phone. Steve Jobs. A bold vision to change the status quo with a groundbreaking product or service. In the water/wastewater utility sector, that same kind of long-term, innovative vision for groundbreakingRead More

Syrinix expands distribution in California

Syrinix expands distribution in California

December 2, 2021 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Syrinix has announced it is expanding its distributor network to 11 with California-based D&H Water Systems. The announcement marks the company’s first partnership in the state, enhancing water and wastewater monitoring capabilities in a region severely impacted by unprecedented drought conditions.    “At Syrinix, we strive to work with groups thatRead More

How Much Should I Spend on Pipe Condition Assessments?

How Much Should I Spend on Pipe Condition Assessments?

October 11, 2021 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Greg Baird In asking the question, “How much should I spend on pipe condition assessments?” one must first ask about the design, construction, installation and inspection of the pipeline. Pipe Installation Considerations If you did not install pipes correctly, you are already, on average, losing 20 to 50 percentRead More

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

Engage the Defect Radar! Space Age AI Technology in Our Underground Sewer Networks

April 12, 2021 at 10:29 am 0 comments

By Greg Baird In the 1998 blockbuster movie, “Armageddon,” when two advanced space shuttles slingshot around the moon at 22,500 miles per hours to land on the global killer asteroid, the pilots see the asteroids debris field and using the FOD (foreign object debris) radar, exclaim “Engaging Evasive Radar!” AsRead More

Agenda set for Water Asset Management Conference Spring Series

Agenda set for Water Asset Management Conference Spring Series

April 12, 2021 at 10:23 am 0 comments

The Spring Series of the 2021 Water Asset Management Conference Online will kick off on the afternoon of April 28 with Session 1, presenting a series of expert presentations highlighting new trends and approaches, as well as industry-wide initiatives for asset management as they relate to the modern water utility. The datesRead More

The long-body coupling offered more wiggle room to adjust the fitting compared to the standard-length version, and was installed within 30 minutes with only four top-facing bolts to tighten.

Greensboro, N.C., Makes Quick Repair on 100-Year-Old Pipe

April 1, 2021 at 10:24 am 0 comments

By Vince McCaffrey Mike Strader is the construction and maintenance supervisor for the City of Greensboro, North Carolina (population roughly 295,000). The city’s water infrastructure is made up of 1,500 miles of public water mains with 33,000 valves and 15,000 hydrants. Most of the pipes are constructed with cast iron, ductileRead More

Aegion is being acquired, to go private

Aegion is being acquired, to go private

February 22, 2021 at 6:45 am 0 comments

Aegion Corp. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with affiliates of investment firm New Mountain Capital in a $963 million deal that will result in Aegion becoming a private company. Aegion, based in St. Louis, is a leading provider of infrastructure maintenance, rehabilitation and protection solutions and has long hadRead More