sewer pipe infrastructure Articles

  • Infrastructure Bypass: Rehabilitating the Nation’s Decaying Sewer Systems

    Billions of dollars in federal aid money has been allocated to rehabilitating our decaying sewer systems, and while these are projects that will be done, there will be associated problems with trying to keep roads and businesses open during this work. Typically, in rehabilitating existing sewer lines, the flow of sewage cannot simply be diverted—it must be “bypassed,” which ...

  • 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 ...

  • Water Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities

    A new model for water management is emerging worldwide in response to water shortages, polluted waterways, climate change, and loss of biodiversity. Cities and towns are questioning the ecological and financial sustainability of big-pipe water, stormwater, and sewer systems and are searching for “lighter footprint” more sustainable solutions. Pilot projects are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Municipal sewer remote monitoring

    Sewers are critical heavy duty infrastructure components requiring costly maintenance. Many municipalities suffer from ageing pipelines that pose higher chances of failure. Sewer leak or overflow results in high cost as a result of civil reimbursement and due to inflected illness. Moreover Civilian frustration that results form the overflow is often targeted towards the municipality. Overflow can ...

  • Integrated planning of rehabilitation strategies for sewers

    Building measures in sewer systems are increasingly driven by rehabilitation/retrofitting and adaptation needs. Aging infrastructure together with changing boundary conditions (due to climate change, land-use change, demographic change) and also changing design standards and legislation require a prospective design to preserve the functionality of urban drainage systems not only today, but also ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Accepted Inspection Methods of Process Sewers.

    During the process of refining there is discharge of hazardous waste, this coupled with aging pipeline infrastructure creates a potential where waste can leak into the environment posing catastrophic threats to life. Federal agencies such as the EPA are beginning to penalize refineries that do not take necessary measures of disposing their waste. These refineries are subject to ...


    By EnTech Engineering Company

  • Sewer-Main Collection Pipe Joint Infiltration Testing and Life Cycle Cost Analysis

    ABSTRACTResearch ProjectsMajor members of the sewer-main pipe manufacturing industry and the University of Houston have completed and published the results of the following two research projects: The Sewer-Main Collection Pipe Joint Infiltration Testing research project that measured the water infiltration rate of water-tight designed 30-inch pipe joints. The joint tightness testing was ...

  • 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

  • The Toxic Effects of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Gas from Sewers on Health & Infrastructure - Case study

    How is Hydrogen Sulfide Created? Hydrogen sulfide emitted from sewers and septic tanks can cause serious health issues. Hydrogen sulfide gas is created and released into the air when waste water remains stagnant for a long period of time, and becomes depleted of dissolved oxygen. Although sewer workers are most likely to be affected by hydrogen sulfide overexposure, people living or ...

  • 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

  • Factors affecting economies of scale in combined sewer systems

    A generic model is introduced that represents the combined sewer infrastructure of a settlement quantitatively. A catchment area module first calculates the length and size distribution of the required sewer pipes on the basis of rain patterns, housing densities and area size. These results are fed into the sewer-cost module in order to estimate the combined sewer costs of the entire catchment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A Path To Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions

    Today, for the most part, our communities’ infrastructure systems are developed and managed separately, by separate utilities and agencies. Sustainable infrastructure, on the other hand, blurs boundaries between our energy, transportation, water and waste systems to implement complementary strategies that benefit more than one system. Among our most important, and difficult, challenges will ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Tighter Sewer Joints - The Responsible Choice Case Study

    Municipal engineers can ensure sewer piping systems remain leak-free throughout their operating life by specifying solutions that offer tighter sewer joints. Leaking joints in a sewer piping system result in the loss of soil fines in the bedding around the pipe. As water percolates out of a leaky joint, it mechanically erodes the bedding ...


    By IPEX, Inc.

  • Locating pipes and cables case study

    GPR can be used to determine the location and depth of metallic, non-metallic, plastic, concrete and asbestos-concrete utilities, and cables (power, signal, etc.) Locating of  City Utilities The VIY3-300 GPR was used for locating of city utilities (water, gas, sewer, etc.). This profile shows city utilities at a depth of 1.2 and 2.0 meters (wave speed is 130 meters per ...


    By Transient Technologies LLC

  • 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

  • Water System Infrastructure – A View of Where We Are, Where We Could Go and How We Can Get There.

    This is the first of several essays that are aimed at focusing attention on water and sewer infrastructure systems. In this essay, the current state of city and regional systems are examined, the current state of the industry will be examined next, investigating some of the tools, resources and technologies that are available, today. Beyond that, the final essay in this series will look at the ...


    By H2bid, Inc.

  • Installation of Large Diameter Buried Pipes

    The ProblemThere is an ongoing need to provide designers, specifiers, engineers, consultants and students an overview and general understanding on the proper installation and rehabilitation of buried municipal and industrial pipelines to provide a long-lasting wastewater and potable water infrastructure that will serve future generations. Goals and ObjectiveMost buried ...

  • Overview of Infrastructure Asset Management A View from Both Sides of the Atlantic Ocean

    AbstractEurope and the United Kingdom (UK) are at the forefront of Asset Management for water utilities. This is primarily due to the fact of privatization of water utilities in the UK. The UK is currently in the third generation of the Asset Management procedures and has well defined methods for identifying and managing assets. In the United Kingdom (UK), large scale Asset Management has been ...

  • Installing gravity sewer in tough Georgia rock

    It took a contractor who was receptive to an innovative new installation approach, a good deal of patience and a whole lot of determination — after two previous attempts by other contractors using drills and air hammers were unsuccessful — to finally conquer a pesky 800-foot (243.8 m) stretch of tough Georgia blue granite. Hence, project owner Coweta County Water and Sewer Authority ...


    By Vermeer

  • Surge anticipator eliminates pipe breakage in central Saanich - Case Study

    Their Challenge Central Saanich District has a medium-sized, widely dispersed sewage collection system that sends sewage for treatment to the regional wastewater treatment plant. One of its facilities pumps sewage through a 12” (300 mm) asbestos cement forcemain to a sewer siphon several kilometers away. Due to aging infrastructure and surges from pumps stopping and power failures, ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

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