Post Tagged with: "water mains"

Water Main Breaks: U.S. & Canada

Water Main Breaks: U.S. & Canada

May 20, 2024 at 9:35 am 0 comments

Photos and charts courtesy of Utah State University. Analyzing Utah State University’s Third Study Examining Break Rates For all the out-of-sight, out-of-mind infrastructure we talk about in the water utility sector, water main breaks may be one of the more visible events that remind theRead More

Water main break study highlights correlation between material, diameter

Water main break study highlights correlation between material, diameter

March 4, 2024 at 9:42 am 0 comments

Utah State University (USU) has published new research on water main breaks in the United States and Canada, examining break rates and related factors such as pipe material and diameter. It is the third such study conducted by USU with previous versions in 2012 andRead More

The Water Pipe Market Shifts to Sustainable PVC in Times of Growth & Drought

The Water Pipe Market Shifts to Sustainable PVC in Times of Growth & Drought

April 3, 2023 at 8:34 am 0 comments

| By Gregory M. Baird Cities across the United States are struggling with maintaining existing infrastructure with supply chain disruptions and rising costs of equipment, manpower and supplies. Likewise, developers are faced with many challenges to plan, finance and build basic infrastructure and housing unitsRead More

LCA receives all user revenues but also bears full responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the city’s water and wastewater utilities in accordance with standards.

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 aRead 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 ofRead 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) technologyRead More