Rehab & Replacement

Sewer Rehab, Lead Replacement Poised to Thrive with Increased Funding, Creativity

Sewer Rehab, Lead Replacement Poised to Thrive with Increased Funding, Creativity

June 6, 2022 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Tiffany Harrison & Wayne Hofmann The combination of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has delivered a potent one-two punch for the water and sewer sectors.  ARPA provides more than $350 billion in financial assistance, with water and sewer projects among eligibleRead More

Sliplining in Urban Areas

Sliplining in Urban Areas

April 25, 2022 at 8:52 am 0 comments

By Todd Grafenauer With cities needing to replace a vast amount of aging water and sewer infrastructure, many find value in one of the oldest and simplest trenchless technologies of sliplining. The method installs a new pipe inside the existing failing pipeline. The new pipe is typically installed either byRead More

Could Pittsburgh’s lead replacement program serve as model for the country?

Could Pittsburgh’s lead replacement program serve as model for the country?

April 25, 2022 at 8:42 am 0 comments

Local, state and federal leaders gathered in Pittsburgh this month to highlight the progress of Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) lead line replacement program and applaud plans for removing lead lines from every daycare in Pittsburgh. Since PWSA established its Community Lead Response program in 2016, it has replacedRead More

How to Prioritize Trenchless Pipeline Rehabilitation Projects

How to Prioritize Trenchless Pipeline Rehabilitation Projects

March 28, 2022 at 6:15 am 0 comments

By Jennifer Glynn We’ve all heard the story before…the single most important issue facing North American municipalities is the renewal or replacement of aging water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. According to recent estimates, more than $600 billion is required to rehabilitate failing infrastructure within the next five years. Many municipalitiesRead More

Asset Management: Keys to Maximizing Return on Investment in Concrete Assets

Asset Management: Keys to Maximizing Return on Investment in Concrete Assets

February 24, 2022 at 9:49 am 0 comments

By Edward Faust, Ross Smith & Joseph Greiner According to the Global Cement and Concrete Association, concrete is the most used man-made material on the planet. This should come as no surprise. Its strength, durability, resilience, safety and affordability have contributed to its use in much of the world thatRead More

Taking Inventory

Taking Inventory

February 23, 2022 at 5:30 am 0 comments

With the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions in Effect, What’s on the Horizon for Lead Service Line Replacement? Lead is back under the microscope in the U.S. water sector. Since the water crisis in Flint, Michigan that began in 2014, it’s been a hot button issue for drinking water utilities.Read More

Beyond Alerts: Anglian Water Analyzes Pressure Main Performance with Real-Time Data

Beyond Alerts: Anglian Water Analyzes Pressure Main Performance with Real-Time Data

January 31, 2022 at 6:20 am 0 comments

By Lorenzo Pompa Anglian Water supplies water and sewer services to more than six million customers in the east of England, a service area of more than 27,500 square kilometres (17,000 square miles). The utility manages nearly 113,000 kilometres (8,000 miles) of water and sewer pipe, including more than 6,000Read More

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 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 prepared to pull personnelRead 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