water mains rehabilitation Articles

  • Water Main / Fire Line Rehabilitation

    Problem Dirty brown water and poor water flow were the first clues that a mid-Atlantic commercial property owner had a problem. Then the owner was put on notice by the local fire department that the water supply lines were no longer meeting the required flow requirements. Four hydrants on the owner’s property were flowing between 200 to 300 gallons per minute due to heavy corrosion-induced ...


    By CuraFlo

  • A resilience-based prioritization scheme for water main rehabilitation

    Water supply infrastructure in the United States is one lifeline system that is in dire need of huge financial investments to counter pipeline deterioration while keeping up with increasing demands and reliability goals. With decreasing financial resources available to state and local governments, effective decision-making tools for pipeline prioritization are becoming an increasingly integral ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Investigation, Assessment and Design of a Rehabilitation Solution Following the Failure of an Asbestos Cement Force Main in Israel

    Following failure of a 50” Asbestos Cement force main in Tel Aviv, Israel, a failure analysis was undertaken to determine the cause of failure and the risk of further incidents. This identified the possibility of further catastrophic bursts of the force main. Fully structural rehabilitation was designed using a hybrid reinforced concrete and ferrocement approach in order to meet all of the ...

  • Got deteriorating asbestos cement water mains?

    Asbestos has come to be one of the most feared words and materials in the world. Yet, in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, more than 600,000 miles of asbestos cement– also called transite – used for its light weight, corrosion resistance, rigidity, ease of handling and installation was installed to handle water throughout the United States. Applications included potable water mains, storm ...

  • Rehabilitation of a Large Semi-Elliptical Sewer

    ABSTRACTThe Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (Districts) own, operate, and maintain a wastewater treatment and collection system that includes approximately 1300 miles of sanitary sewers ranging from 6 to 144 inches in diameter. A portion of the Districts’ Joint Outfall “A” Trunk Sewer was constructed of cast-in-place reinforced concrete having a semi-elliptical cross section and ...

  • Risk-based approach to manage aging urban water main infrastructure

    The growing number of challenges in how to manage aging infrastructures, while maintaining a suitable level of service, have become major problems for many municipal water utility companies. As a result, municipalities are increasingly considering the concept of risk assessment and prioritization as the first and an important step that has to be used towards effective asset-management practices. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • InfoNet: Properties and Customers Affected by a Mains Repair

    Wallingford Software’s asset and database management solution, InfoNet, has multiple uses within a water company. This new series of articles examines practical uses for InfoNet within a utility, highlighting the processes that can be optimized. One key use for InfoNet within water distribution companies is as a tool to assist in planning mains rehabilitation work. As the utility can determine ...


    By Innovyze

  • Development of a sealing material and robot for automatic socket rehabilitation of grey cast iron pipes in drinking water supply systems

    The project DeWaLoP, led by Vienna Water, aims to develop a robot that is able to apply a sealing system to repair the joint sockets of pressure operating water pipes measuring about 1 m in diameter. To do this, a modification of the sealing material for inner surface application will be developed and a complex robot system will be designed to perform various tasks, such as inspecting, cleaning ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A multi-step genetic algorithm model for ensuring cost-effectiveness and adequate water pressure in a trunk/limb mains pipe system

    A water distribution network is the most expensive component of a water supply system; consequently, the overall planning, installation, and rehabilitation processes should be implemented accurately and carefully. The main issue that developing countries are facing is how to optimize the distribution network to meet increasing water demand. To tackle the issue, this paper proposes a new concept ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A decision support tool for water mains renewal for small to medium sized utilities: a risk index approach

    All over the world water mains are under increasing threat due to aging, aggressive environmental factors, operational factors and inadequate maintenance. Extensive maintenance, repair and rehabilitation practices, or replacement of water mains are required to ensure an acceptable performance of water supply systems. Investment deficit for water system maintenance and rehabilitation has been ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Case study - Woodroffe Avenue Transmission Main - Ottawa, Ontario

    Service: SoundPrint AFO PureRobotics Client: City of Ottawa Project Date: 2011 Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 48-inch (1200mm) Pipe Material: PCCP The Woodroffe Avenue Transmission Main in Ottawa, Ontario experienced a major failure in January 2011 which opened a large hole across three traffic lanes causing major ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Wastewater Treatment Facility Rehabilitation Arrowhead Sewer Company, Inc. Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania

    Arrowhead Sewer Company, Inc. hired Princeton Hydro, LLC to provide engineering services to reinstall an inflow Equalization Tank that floated due to unforeseen groundwater conditions. Given site and layout restrictions, Princeton Hydro designed groundwater and overland flow control elements to buffer the tank from groundwater uplift. The system consisted of two main parts: a diversion channel to ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • City Of West Palm Beach Reaches Out To Community With Proactive Approach To Manage Critical Force Main

    The City of West Palm Beach (WPB) makes a concerted effort to engage its citizens. As one of the three largest cities in South Florida, WPB is a vibrant, growing waterfront community with a population of more than 100,000. Since 1974, WPB has experienced exponential growth in its population and correspondingly, in its wastewater ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Renewing Belgrade’s Water Infrastructure

    After the trauma of the 1990s, new foreign and national investments in Belgrade’s water infrastructure is enabling the city to benefit from the latest advances in water supply technology… Introduction Situated on the banks of the rivers Sava and Danube, the citizens of Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia and Montenegro in the Balkans, have long benefited from ready access to water. ...


    By Innovyze

  • Natural Disaster Recovery & Drinking Water

    Clean water is one of the fundamental pillars of modern civilization, and a major priority for local and municipal government.  When disaster – hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes – strikes, one of the first priorities is to rehabilitate water treatment and distribution systems.  Water main and pipe breaks, pressure loss, and backflow can all act to introduce external ...

  • Egypt: Financing local water management

    The Nile provides Egypt with 90% of its direct water needs and 97% of its agricultural irrigation requirements. The near monopoly the Nile has on Egypt’s waters has, throughout history, shed a level of centralization on its water management. The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) is the main responsible body for managing the distribution and drainage of water, the protection ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Unique technology for monitoring piped water

    INTELLITECT WATER has launched a unique, highly innovative drinking water monitoring technology that will revolutionise the delivery of drinking water. The new technology monitors the quality of water in pipeline distribution networks and for the first time provides reliable data to protect the integrity of the water quality, to enhance customer satisfaction and to improve operational efficiency. ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

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