Rehab & Replacement

EPA, Biden-Harris admin launch new LSL initiatives

EPA, Biden-Harris admin launch new LSL initiatives

January 27, 2023 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new initiative to accelerate progress toward the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of achieving 100 percent lead service line removal and replacement. The “Lead Service Line Replacement Accelerators” initiative was introduced during a White House event with ViceRead More

WATCH: Why the water sector is calling for LSL replacement

WATCH: Why the water sector is calling for LSL replacement

November 1, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

As part of the virtual 2022 Water Asset Management Conference, WF&M hosted a panel discussion on lead service line rehabilitation, analyzing the requirements under the revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCRR) and the biggest challenges for utilities. Specifically, on the replacement part of LCRR, theRead More

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 waterRead 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 pipeRead 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 programRead 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 theRead 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 inRead 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 buttonRead 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 sewerRead 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. UtilitiesRead More