Seminar ID: 100498

Water Distribution Rehabilitation Technologies

Presented By:
Professor Neil S. Grigg

Colorado State University

You will Learn:

  • The problem of aging water infrastructure: causes and extent
  • The urgency of addressing aging water distribution infrastructure
  • Water quality and health effects relating to distribution systems
  • Pipeline inventory and materials
  • How decisions are made about pipeline rehabilitation

Water distribution rehabilitation is an urgent infrastructure problem and will be on the agenda of utilities, local governments, and industries for many years. Based on national studies, a large gap exists between current expenditures on water main rehabilitation and the investment levels needed to sustain system integrity.

Watch this 10-minute preview and learn how utilities engage in sophisticated studies to allocate their scarce capital, and how large-scale manufacturing and construction industries compete for the business in the pipeline market. Topics will include new types of materials and assessment technologies, along with information technologies such as GIS drive innovation.