Rehab & Replacement

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

Honolulu unveils groundbreaking wastewater project

Honolulu unveils groundbreaking wastewater project

July 9, 2018 at 11:04 am 0 comments

The completion of Hawaii’s largest-ever wastewater system upgrade was formally announced in June by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Following a consent decree from the U.S. EPA to improve Windward Oahu’s sewage collection and treatment system by June 2018, Brown and Caldwell, an environmental engineering and construction firm, worked with theRead More

The Water Main Report Card

The Water Main Report Card

June 15, 2018 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

By Steven Folkman Most water professionals are well aware that in 2009, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issued its Infrastructure Report Card and gave a D- to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. In a small sign of improvement, the 2013 ASCE Report Card graded drinking water and wastewaterRead More

What Is a Water Utility in a Digital World?

What Is a Water Utility in a Digital World?

June 11, 2018 at 7:55 am 0 comments

How Digital Technology Can Be the Fundamental Agent of Change in the Modernization of Global Water Infrastructure By Gigi Karmous-Edwards & Will Sarni Global water infrastructure is underfunded. It is in need of repair, replacement and expansion to ensure access to water for sustained economic development, business growth and publicRead More

A Wave of Smart Water Solutions

A Wave of Smart Water Solutions

June 11, 2018 at 7:40 am 0 comments

Automation and Analytics Create New Opportunities for System Optimization Across the Water Sector Smart water infrastructure has quickly become an important urban infrastructure solution in both the United States and around the world. It has offered new solutions in response to cities, communities and even countries struggling to handle aRead More

Conduit Financing: Avon Lake Regional Water Applies Unique Loan Program to Address Overflows

Conduit Financing: Avon Lake Regional Water Applies Unique Loan Program to Address Overflows

April 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm 0 comments

By Todd Danielson “Honey, why is the cat wet?” That is not a phrase people want to hear because most cats do not willingly get wet. Those of us in the utility world especially don’t want to hear the cat got wet because it could mean someone’s basement backed upRead More

City of Shreveport Takes on $500 Million Sewer Rehab Program

City of Shreveport Takes on $500 Million Sewer Rehab Program

April 2, 2018 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Judy Nishimoto, Rajbarath Panneerselvam, Jonathan Kunay, Kerry Coker, Autumn Permenter & Judy Williams The City of Shreveport, La., is a relatively small community with a population of around 195,000, in 2016. The city’s sanitary sewer infrastructure includes more than 1,100 miles — 5.8 million ft — of gravity sewer linesRead More