Rehab & Replacement

Are You Considering the Economic Impact of Your Pipe Materials?

Are You Considering the Economic Impact of Your Pipe Materials?

April 8, 2019 at 9:22 am 0 comments

Editor’s Note: WF&M recently sat down with Justin Reeves, P.E., project manager, and Bob Card, P.E., chief pipe engineer, at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a national planning, engineering and program management firm, to get their take on the economic impact of pipe selection and specification in the waterRead More

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Aging Mains No Match for Strategic Asset Management

March 28, 2019 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Michael Brown & Jason Peters Facing a dire financial situation in 2013, the City of Allentown, Pa., looked to monetize its water and wastewater systems through a 50-year concession lease arrangement. Nearby Lehigh County Authority (LCA), another publicly-owned water and wastewater utility, was a natural fit for the partnershipRead 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

Fracta releases new software to quantify risk of water main failure

Fracta releases new software to quantify risk of water main failure

February 11, 2019 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Fracta, a technology company applying machine learning to aging water infrastructure, has extended the capabilities of its Likelihood of Failure (LOF) software to include Consequence of Failure (COF) and Business Risk Exposure (BRE). With LOF, COF and BRE, Fracta technology helps enable water utilities to assess and monetize the business riskRead More

AlexRenew CEO Karen Pallansch: WF&M’s 2018 Award Winner

AlexRenew CEO Karen Pallansch: WF&M’s 2018 Award Winner

December 17, 2018 at 8:39 am 0 comments

Karen Pallansch, CEO of Alexandria Renew Enterprises, is the 2018 Water Finance & Management Award Winner By Andrew Farr It doesn’t take long to conclude that Karen Pallansch is passionate about water. What she’s even more passionate about is working alongside operators, engineers, plant managers and countless others who sheRead More

Pipe Bursting for Water Line Replacement

Pipe Bursting for Water Line Replacement

September 10, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

By John Blondell & Christopher Overcash Much of our nation’s underground infrastructure is reaching or functioning beyond expected lifespans. This critical network of pipes and mains serve our most basic drinking water and sanitary sewer needs. Many municipalities are faced with the challenging task of replacing or lining deteriorating facilitiesRead More

Condition Assessment: The Cornerstone of Asset Management

Condition Assessment: The Cornerstone of Asset Management

September 4, 2018 at 10:43 am 0 comments

Prioritizing Your Aging Water Infrastructure Needs through a Systematic, Comprehensive Approach By Ahmad Habibian The deteriorating state of the nation’s water infrastructure has resulted in premature failures, costly emergency repairs and negative publicity. Given the limited availability of resources, utilities are looking for cost-effective condition assessment technologies that allow them toRead More

Canada: A World Leader in Structural Lining of Water Mains

Canada: A World Leader in Structural Lining of Water Mains

September 4, 2018 at 9:35 am 0 comments

By Ben Côté For the past 20 years, I have been lucky enough to participate actively in the development and commercialization of a new approach to re-building aging water mains. Largely used for the rehabilitation of sewer pipes, there was no equivalent cured-in-place pip (CIPP) technology for drinking water in theRead More

How Not to Get Caught with Your Valves – Or Any Other Part of Your System – Down

How Not to Get Caught with Your Valves – Or Any Other Part of Your System – Down

August 23, 2018 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

Asset management can be a gradual process, but condition assessment requires more than a superficial scan of system components. News media report the big infrastructure failures. Whether we manage water systems or tap into them, we hear about major water main breaks, tunnel collapses and facility mishaps. But if youRead More