sewer inspection data Articles

  • Comparing the utility of decision trees and support vector machines when planning inspections of linear sewer infrastructure

    Closed-circuit television inspection technology is traditionally used to identify aging sewer pipes requiring rehabilitation. While these inspections provide essential information on the condition of pipes hidden from day-to-day view, they are expensive and often limited to small portions of an entire sewer system. Municipalities may benefit from utilizing predictive analytics to leverage ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Multivariate probability distribution for sewer system vulnerability assessment under data-limited conditions

    The lack of geometrical and hydraulic information about sewer networks often excludes the adoption of in-deep modeling tools to obtain prioritization strategies for funds management. The present paper describes a novel statistical procedure for defining the prioritization scheme for preventive maintenance strategies based on a small sample of failure data collected by the Sewer Office of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A new vision on the condition of city of Toronto’s sewer networks

    Situation And Objectives After the amalgamation of Toronto in 1998, Toronto Water – the department in charge of managing the combined infrastructure systems – was mandated to consolidate all underground facilities data and centralize sewer inspection processes on behalf of the newly merged city. Ten years later, a great deal of work in this regard remained undone. It was a ...


    By CTSpec Inc

  • Evaluating the role of deterioration models for condition assessment of sewers

    Ensuring reliable structural condition of sewers is an important criterion for sewer rehabilitation decisions. Deterioration models applied to sewer pipes support the rehabilitation planning by means of prioritising pipes according to their current and predicted structural status. There is a benefit in applying such models if sufficient inspection data for calibration, an appropriate ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sewer Siphon Assessment and Air Jumper Design

    ABSTRACTIn response to customer complaints about sewer odor, Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD), California launched a project to investigate the ventilation requirements of existing sewer siphons, to verify adequacy of existing air jumper operation, and determine the need for new air jumpers or additional air jumper capacity. The challenge was assessing sewer siphon air jumper adequacy ...

  • What`s in the numbers? a review and analysis of more than 400 miles of force main inspection and condition assessment data

    Abstract Comprehensive condition assessment of wastewater force mains provides significant challenges to owners/operators of collection systems as the ability to shut down or expose the pipeline for a thorough inspection is often impractical due to operational and/or financial considerations. Traditional gravity sewer inspection techniques (i.e. visual-based technologies) do not always ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Robot Device for Pipe Inspection - Case Study

    In 2005, Pure Technologies (Pure), a provider of various structural monitoring and leak-detection technologies, set about to develop a pipeline assessment tool that could monitor and report on the condition of pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) utilized in municipal water and sewer systems. The tool’s competitive advantage would be accurate assessment decoupled from the need to ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Pipeline infrastructure renewal at Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department

    Abstract Various governmental, professional and private studies have shown that the replacement costs of underground pipeline infrastructure is excessive and that best practice approaches for infrastructure risk management promote condition assessment programs to understand the actual condition of individual pipe sections in order to best allocate limited capital replacement and ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Cctv and data applications

    CCTV cameras have been used for more than 40 years as a tool for inspecting small diameter sewer pipes. From black and white cameras with low resolution to today’s cameras with the capability of generating high-resolution digital color videos, significant improvements have been made in the technologies to capture, store and ...


    By Innovyze

  • Process to Estimate Sanitary Sewer Pipe Remaining Life Provides MWWSSB Remedial Decision Information

    ABSTRACTA condition assessment study for the Water Works and Sanitary Sewer Board of the City of Montgomery’s (MWWSSB’s) West Catoma Interceptor (WCI) was conducted in 1998 and 2003. The WCI was evaluated in 1998 using core sampling, closed-circuit television, and manhole (MH) inspections. Approximately 193 MHs and 65,000 linear feet (LF) of pipe were inspected. A subsequent study conducted in ...

  • Reducing Ruptured Reputations – Assessment Tools Reduce Risk of Failure on Sewer Force Mains

    A ruptured sewer pipe can attract a lot of unwanted attention, even when it happens on private property. Last year, hours before celebrities were to arrive at the Golden Globes Awards show at the Beverley Hills Hotel, a reputed sewer pipe burst, spewing a mess of wastewater on the red ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Mini PipeDiver first: Milwaukee region uses electromagnetic technology on metallic force main inspection

    Milwaukee is a water hub, and not just because of its location along the shores of Lake Michigan, which holds 4.3 percent of the world’s supply of fresh drinking water. The City also boasts of global leadership in water technology, having won a U.S. Water Prize for innovative watershed-based approaches toward water sustainability. The City takes ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Multi-sensor inspection robot shows benefits of pipe penetrating radar - Case Study

    Pipe penetrating radar (PPR), the in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) is one of the most promising quantitative pipe condition assessment technologies to emerge in recent years. With most of the underground pipe infrastructure reaching the end of their design life there is a need to provide measurable data in order to establish the extent of rehabilitation required or the timing ...


    By SewerVUE

  • High quality data and optimized report delivery, powering competitiveness

    Situation And Objectives Veolia ES, a global leader in environmental management, operates a division in Québec responsible for the inspection of underground infrastructure systems; specifically sewer systems. The division has two offices: one in Montreal, another in Quebec City. In 2007 when Veolia® first started looking into the possibility of teaming up with CTSpec, the ...


    By CTSpec Inc

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – Condition Data Analysis and Risk Assessment

    Armed with extensive preliminary analysis and actionable data collected through condition assessment, utility operators are able to make defensible decisions about their force mains. In the last part of our wastewater force main management series, we look at how operators can take ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – Condition Data Analysis and Risk Assessment

    Armed with extensive preliminary analysis and actionable data collected through condition assessment, utility operators are able to make defensible decisions about their force mains. In the last part of our wastewater force main management series, we look at how operators can take ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • By when? a streamlined approach to prioritizing and stabilizing creek crossings

    ABSTRACT Colorado Springs Utilities (Springs Utilities) owns and operates over 1,500 miles of sanitary sewer pipelines throughout several watersheds in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Several of these pipeline segments cross or run parallel to major stream segments or minor drainage ways. In the summer of 2005, Springs Utilities embarked upon an aggressive program to identify pipeline segments ...

  • Quantitative pipe condition assessment with Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of GPR, a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter (>18 in / 450mm) non-ferrous (reinforced concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, etc.) pipes. The key advantage of PPR is the unique ability to map pipe wall thickness and deterioration including voids ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Atlanta upgrades to InfoWorks CS to aid environmental program

    The City of Atlanta, Georgia, in the USA, has purchased InfoWorks CS to help it meet stringent US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Georgia State Environmental Protection Division (EPD) requirements for discharge of its wastewaters to the Chattahoochee River. The Chattahoochee, one of the smallest rivers in the US supplying a metropolitan area, provides 80% of the city’s water needs. ...


    By Innovyze

  • Pipeline Zooming for a Comprehensive Infrastructure Survey.

    Time, budget and resources often keep a municipality from maintaining comprehensive, up-to-date information on water and sewer pipeline conditions. Without a complete understanding of their infrastructures, municipal supervisors cannot properly prioritize and schedule maintenance activities. As a result, emergencies—backups, collapses, and overflows—happen unexpectedly, and must be dealt with on ...


    By Envirosight LLC

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