Rehab & Replacement

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

AMWA: Final Lead and Copper Rule Contains Big Changes

AMWA: Final Lead and Copper Rule Contains Big Changes

February 8, 2021 at 9:49 am 0 comments

By Diane VanDe Hei After years of development, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its long-awaited revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in the Federal Register on Jan. 15, 2021, beginning the ticking of two simultaneous clocks: 60 days until the new rule officially takes effect, andRead More

Flow Test Conducted on First U.S. Cement-Mortar Lined Iron Pipe…At 97 Years Old

Flow Test Conducted on First U.S. Cement-Mortar Lined Iron Pipe…At 97 Years Old

October 21, 2020 at 11:23 am 0 comments

By L. Gregg Horn A recent hydraulic flow test on a 97-year-old distribution main demonstrated the longevity of cement-mortar lined (CML) iron pipe, and the consistent flow efficiency that translates into pumping cost savings. With energy costs among the higher factors of consideration in water distribution systems, flow efficiency translatesRead More

Mueller introduces ‘Piperank’ virtual condition assessment service

Mueller introduces ‘Piperank’ virtual condition assessment service

September 21, 2020 at 8:36 am 0 comments

Mueller has announced the release of PipeRank, a virtual condition assessment that enables water utilities to get visibility into pipe failures before they happen. The PipeRank technology, powered by VODA.ai and delivered by Echologics, a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, is designed to predict future failures more accurately than age-based estimatesRead More

City of Laredo Modernizes Its Asset Management System

City of Laredo Modernizes Its Asset Management System

June 9, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Travis Michel The City of Laredo, Texas, has an extensive water and wastewater infrastructure system comprising more than 2000 miles of pipelines, two water treatment plants, six wastewater treatment plants, 75 lift stations, 19 storage tanks and booster stations, and greater than 12,000 manholes. Over the years, the cityRead More

King County, Washington, Completes Challenging Sewer Bypass and Rehab Near Boeing

King County, Washington, Completes Challenging Sewer Bypass and Rehab Near Boeing

May 13, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

By Brian Sliger, Erik Waligorski, Matoya Darby & Bob Isaac King County’s Eastside Interceptor (ESI) collects the majority of wastewater flows from the Puget Sound Area Cities of Kirkland, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Issaquah, Newcastle and Renton, and conveys it to the County’s South Treatment Plant. This aging reinforced concrete pipeRead More