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Utility initiates risk prioritization for forcemain network
After a well-timed phone call, two unfamiliar parties – a public utility and a business development team from an engineering technology-solutions firm – agreed to meet, learn about each other, and within weeks, begin to collaborate on a master plan of action to comply with a consent order agreement.
What makes a pipeline deteriorate to a state of failure?
According to AWWA’s 2016 Benchmarking Survey, the average water and wastewater utility has seven breaks per 100 miles of piping every year. Tip-top systems experience just four breaks in that distance, while those at the bottom have 18. While it’s interesting to note the difference in break rates, it’s unfair to compare one utility to another, as a multitude of factors come into play as to why pipelines can deteriorate to state of failure.
North Queensland continues condition assessment program
Justification of an ongoing condition assessment program can, at times, be difficult for water utilities. However, successful inspections that deliver actionable outcomes on how to manage aging assets make this justification much easier, as Mackay Regional Council found out.
For Daphne, pipeline assessment surveys not without peril
To map and assess the condition of a treated wastewater pipeline, Daphne Utilities had to contend with challenges that included an alligator-infested swamp.
Water Authority commissions longest AFO cable in Canada
Commissioning the longest stretch of acoustic fiber optic cable in Canada helps London Region manage its fresh water pipeline.
Using the right data to improve pipeline management
Lack of accurate and precise data can lead to an expensive guessing game when trying to identify high risk assets for renewal.
London completes 3rd longest AFO project in North America
Last week, government officials, special guests and educators gathered in London, Ontario to celebrate the successful funding, installation and commissioning of a 50 km AFO system on the Lake Huron Water System’s water main transmission pipeline.
Sahara leak detection tool used for speed, accuracy and on-the-spot results
For more than 15 years, water operators have relied on the Sahara® leak detection platform for speed, accuracy and on-the-spot results required for inspection of complex pipeline networks typically found in urban environments.
Peel assesses buried infrastructure deep underground
In preparing for its water future, the Region of Peel (Peel) adopts a unique assessment strategy for a newly constructed potable water transmission main that extends deep underground through the heart of Peel Region.
Moulton Niguel uses high resolution inspection technology
When a critical pipeline in a populated residential area has a high consequence of failure, it makes sense to assess its condition with the highest resolution technology available.
Baltimore region assesses water distribution assets
For more than ten years, Wachs Water Services has given the City of Baltimore an impressive demonstration of how its unique approach, field experience and mechanical advantage could give the City and surrounding counties with new confidence in managing their water distribution assets.
Outstanding results as Evides manages critical steel main
Under a crisp blue sky, in the polders along a major motorway near Rotterdam, more than 40 water professionals from The Netherlands, Australia and the UK gathered to witness a unique project undertaken by the water utility Evides Watercompany. The purpose of the project was to showcase the 24-sensor PipeDiver®, an innovative tool designed to assess and address large-diameter metallic pipelines.