NEWS & ARTICLES


TOWN OF FLOWER MOUND: AT THE FOREFRONT OF MUNICIPAL WATER STEWARDSHIP

December 30, 2015

The scenic Town of 70,000 is known for its proactive approach in maintaining the quality of its buried infrastructure.

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DEFENSIBLE DECISION: CAROLINAS UTILITY USES PWA TECHNOLOGY FOR CONDITION ASSESSMENT OF DUCTILE IRON PIPE

November 30, 2015

OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGE: TWO NORTHEAST UTILITIES ASSESS METALLIC PIPE USING A VARIETY OF NON-DESTRUCTVE SCREENING SOLUTIONS

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GOOD RISK PRIORITIZATION PUTS CITY OF SASKATOON ON TOP OF ITS GAME

November 30, 2015

While pipeline management may seem unaffordable, understanding the condition and targeting repair provides an alternate approach to wholesale replacement and allows operators to accomplish the same de-risking effort with less money.

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A FIRST FOR EUROPE: SCOTTISH WATER INITIATES CONDITION ASSESSMENT USING ADVANCED PIPEDIVER™ TECHNOLOGY

November 30, 2015

A FIRST FOR EUROPE: SCOTTISH WATER INITIATES CONDITION ASSESSMENT USING ADVANCED PIPEDIVER™ TECHNOLOGY Scottish Water takes innovative and responsible approaches to pipeline management. To assess the condition of its Newmore Raw Water Main, the water provider used PipeDiver™ inline inspection technology, the first use of the technology in Europe.

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BRINGING LIFE TO THE DEAD – HOW HALIFAX WATER UNLOCKED THE VALUE OF VALVE INOPERABILITY

November 30, 2015

BRINGING LIFE TO THE DEAD – HOW HALIFAX WATER UNLOCKED THE VALUE OF VALVE INOPERABILITY Wachs Water Services recently gave the Canadian municipal water sector an impressive demonstration of how their unique approach, field experience and mechanical advantage could coax non-functioning valves back to operational life.

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BAD WRAP: INLINE TOOLS FOR CONDITION ASSESSMENT OF BAR-WRAPPED PIPE (BWP)

October 15, 2015

By the early 1940s, cast iron pipe was losing its historic cachet as the go-to material for new buried infrastructure. Cast iron's replacement was bar-wrapped pipe (BWP), and it quickly gained acceptance as a reliable, durable and cost-effective pipe material for use in large-diameter transmission and sewer force mains.

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ABNORMAL WEATHER PLAYS HAVOC WITH BURIED INFRASTRUCTURE

October 1, 2015

Dallas Water Utilities Discovers Massive Sinkhole and Achieves Huge Savings through Annual Leak Detection Program

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STILL HEALTHY AFTER 35 YEARS IN OPERATION - DWS TAKES PROACTIVE APPROACH TO ASSESS 90 KM OF LARGE-DIAMETER PIPE

August 13, 2015

The Usutu Water Scheme supplies raw water to a number of coal-fired power stations and towns in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The bulk water pipeline, completed in the late 1970s, consists of large diameter (DN1300 mm) pre-stressed concrete non-cylinder pipe (PCP) that links two mains for a total of 90 kilometers between the Rietspruit, Davel and Kriel Reservoirs.

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REDUCING RUPTURED REPUTATIONS – ASSESSMENT TOOLS REDUCE RISK OF FAILURE ON SEWER FORCE MAINS

August 6, 2015

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 carpet, according to media reports.

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PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE—MANAGING PIPELINES FOR LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY

August 4, 2015

The concept of sustainable development is rooted in seeing the world as a system that connects space and time. Decisions made yesterday affect us today and will further affect future generations

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