Real pipeline troubles don’t stay buried forever
Until now, assessing the actual condition and remaining useful life of buried water assets has been challenging. Our solutions can help.
Old pipes, new technology
The world’s water infrastructure is aging and several industry studies have questioned how much longer they can last.
However, mile upon mile of excavation is not the answer, considering many utilities have found that up to 90% of the excavated pipes actually have remaining useful life. Obviously, a new strategy was needed.
Pure Technologies approach to buried pipeline management has helped our clients assess the condition of thousands of miles of water mains and have found that pipe distress is often localized, randomly distributed and not typically dependent on the age of the asset.
So today, instead of replacing entire systems, utilities are working with Pure Technologies to effectively manage and extend the life of their assets while increasing their service reliability in a safe and cost effective way.
Featured Case Study
DC Water – Washington, D.C.
Almost half of DC Water’s fire hydrants were antiquated units made at a local prison foundry that closed decades ago.
Several high-profile incidents involving inoperable fire hydrants at the scenes of major fires in the Washington DC area accelerated a planned DC Water project to inspect, operate and assess the mechanical condition and operational reliability of all the hydrants located within the District of Columbia.