2009 News & Articles
December 16, 2009
Nearly a year after a broken pipe flooded River Road in Bethesda and stranded motorists, officials from suburban Maryland's water and sewer authority on Tuesday showcased technology designed to detect problems in the largest water mains.
[Source: The Washington Post]
November 18, 2009
Wastewater utilities are under increased pressure to inspect and proactively maintain their buried assets. Condition assessment of gravity sewer pipelines has generally become a standard operating procedure for many wastewater utilities while assessment of force mains has remained a challenge. Force mains are often configured such that inspection using conventional methods is not practical or not meaningful as access points are too far apart, lack of redundancy prevents taking the pipe out of service, and the potential problems with pressure pipe may not be identified with conventional methods.
October 1, 2009
Serving nearly 2 million people in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is the eighth largest water and wastewater utility in the country, operating and maintaining nearly 5,500 miles of water main lines and more than 5,300 miles of sewer main lines. As you might expect, making sure that all the pipelines are in good condition is quite a challenge.
[Source: Trenchless Technology]
Find out the top six reasons why a condition assessment program will help you maximize infrastructure dollars while maintaining a reliable pipeline network.
July 26, 2009
This piece discusses the importance of the Great Man River Project and its effects on the water supply of the country.
Water scarcity issues are a major problem in many parts of the world affecting quality of life, the environment, industry, and the economies of developing nations. Touted as "the next oil," water is the most precious resource on earth. We need it to drink, to grow food, sanitation as well as running various industrial needs such as power and manufacturing.
There are many ways in which a pipeline can deteriorate to a state of failure; countless sources of stress both inside and outside the pipe can take their toll. Pipeline operators from around the world are discovering that simply replacing their aging pipeline assets is cost prohibitive and that advanced condition assessment services from Pure can help them confidently make informed decisions that drastically reduce capital and operating costs.