EPA Science Inventory

REHABILITATION OF AGING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS: KEY CHALLENGES AND ISSUES

Citation:

SELVAKUMAR, A. AND A. N. TAFURI. REHABILITATION OF AGING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS: KEY CHALLENGES AND ISSUES. Journal of Infrastructure Systems. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Reston, VA, 18(3):202-209, (2012).

Description:

Presented in this paper are the results of a state-of-the-practice survey on the rehabilitation of water distribution and wastewater collection systems. The survey identified several needs, including the need for rational and common design approaches for rehabilitation systems, quality assurance/quality control procedures and acceptance testing during installation of rehabilitation systems, and decision support tools for choosing rehabilitation/rehabilitation systems vs. replacement. Discussed are separate issues for water and wastewater systems in terms of drivers for increased rehabilitation efforts and problems typically encountered. Also examined are the major technologies currently in use, and the major issues and key challenges faced in terms of speeding rehabilitation efforts and documenting/improving the performance of the technologies used.

Purpose/Objective:

To inform the public.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 09/01/2012
Completion Date: 09/01/2012
Record Last Revised: 09/14/2012
Record Created: 01/19/2010
Record Released: 01/19/2010
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 218783

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION

URBAN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT BRANCH