EPA Science Inventory

DECISION SUPPORT FOR RENEWAL OF WASTEWATER COLLECTIONS AND WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

Citation:

Matthews, J. C., A. SELVAKUMAR, W. Condit, AND R. McKim. DECISION SUPPORT FOR RENEWAL OF WASTEWATER COLLECTIONS AND WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS. In Proceedings, 2011 No-Dig Show , Washington, DC, March 26 - 31, 2011. North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), Liverpool, NY, 0, (2011).

Description:

The decision of how to accomplish the renewal of existing wastewater collection and water distribution systems involves the evaluation of many criteria and parameters. These criteria must be evaluated thoroughly to determine the best way of rehabilitating or replacing these systems effectively and cost efficiently. As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Aging Water Infrastructure Research Program, one key area of research being pursued, in collaboration with wastewater and water utilities, is a study of the current approaches available for making rehabilitation versus replacement decisions. The purpose of this task is to: (I) identify the current methodologies and decision support models being used for determining how to rehabilitate or replace underground utilities: (2) identify the critical gaps of these current models through comparison with case history data collected from utilities; and, (3) assess the feasibility of substantially improving upon existing approaches. This paper describes the current state of decision support models and methodologies used throughout the United States for determining how to decide whether to rehabilitate or replace existing wastewater or water distribution pipes. Multiple case studies will be described to document how some of the major population centers throughout the U.S. make their decisions. Each case study will provide the parameters, criteria and model, if any, that is used in each city's typical method selection process. The water and wastewater utilities that were visited and surveyed include those located in: Atlanta, GA; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami-Dade County, FL; and, New York City, NY.

Purpose/Objective:

To inform the public.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PAPER IN NON-EPA PROCEEDINGS)
Start Date: 03/31/2011
Completion Date: 03/31/2011
Record Last Revised: 05/05/2011
Record Created: 03/21/2011
Record Released: 03/21/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 234149

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