Rehab System for Pipe Maintenance Operations

TUESDAY, JAN. 31

TRACK II-A = WATERWORKS CONFERENCE

10:30-10:55 a.m.

Rehab System for Pipe Maintenance Operations

Speaker: Mark Knight, Professor, University of Waterloo

 

As North American water utilities move from a repair and maintenance operations mode into capital improvements and replacement programs for their aging buried pipes, they face daunting capital programs and the associated financial challenges. There is a need for innovative thinking that can reduce the tremendous cost and duration of multi-year capital programs. This presentation makes a case for the innovative deployment of several leading-edge trenchless technologies to create a “rehabilitation system” that allows trenchless renewal to be accomplished quickly, economically and sensibly. Water utilities willing to embrace new technology systems can extend the lives of their buried drinking water pipes for decades using current operations and maintenance budgets.