More stories about Maintenance & Rehabilitation

  • Evaluating lifetime pumping costs

    Despite today's access to advanced technologies and superior products, collapses, overflows, and other costly events continue to occur. Money that could be directed toward building new infrastructure gets diverted, sometimes to more visible projects. The solution, or at least part of it, resides in...

  • Success in the sewer

    As Reno, Nevada, grew over the past decade, the strain on its municipal sewage system grew as well. That's when the city's sanitation engineering division stepped in.

  • How to choose a sewer cleaner

    Nick Woodhead, the President of U.S. Jetting, weighs in with some sound advice on the right equipment for your sewer cleaning job.

  • Water woes

    As part of its role as program manager and engineering consultant to Houston's Surface Water Transmission Program, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN), Houston, has collaborated closely with the city's Design Branch on a series of emergency repairs to large-diameter water pipelines. During three...

  • Preparing for disasters

  • Riding the rail

    A 60-inch-diameter, welded-steel pipe typically is not the type of utility buried 19 feet under the road median at the end of your driveway. It's the creation of the Point of the Mountain Aqueduct (POMA), a job that involves installation of 68,500 linear feet of a new drinking water pipeline that...

  • Sliplining installed without a hiccup

    After years of watching contractors install centrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer mortar (CCFRPM) pipes in trenchless projects, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) decided to do some installing themselves.

  • Picking the perfect pipe

    It would be nice if specifying pipe were as simple as buying a pair of shoes—walk into a store to pick out the style you like and take it home.

  • Pipe walk inspires more than talk

    Crawling through several hundred feet of an active storm sewer pipe can help make up your mind about approving it. When Jeff Martin, P.E., materials engineer for the Kansas City, Mo. (KCMO), public works department, got a look at high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe from the inside out, he was...

  • Sewer cameras create cost savings