Having enough time, money and resources to maintain deteriorating sewer systems is the leading challenge municipalities and wastewater professionals face. Under these circumstances, it is more important than ever to work smarter—not harder—and to direct resources where they are needed most. Doing this takes strategy and planning. That includes gaining a system-wide understanding of infrastructure condition and prioritizing resource allocation for the best return.
The golden age of dam building in the U.S. peaked in the 1960s, with more than 600 dams constructed annually at its height. A vital part of the nation’s infrastructure, dams serve a variety of purposes, from managing flood risk and irrigating arid or semi-arid lands to generating power, providing drinking water for towns or cities, and creating recreational areas.
As the name suggests, Integrity Inspection Solutions champions high ethical standards and an unwavering dedication to its customers. Founders Richard Mason and Cody Aberasturi started the wastewater contracting business in 2018.
“It’s been really well cared for and it’s just very durable inspection equipment,” says Ed Kovacs, collection maintenance manager and a 21-year veteran of the Authority. “It’s used frequently, yet has remained in great shape and made our job a lot easier over the years.”
The importance of sewer system condition assessments is hard to overstate. Communities depend on sewer systems to carry waste, runoff and pollutants away to a place of final treatment or disposal. Sewer assessment programs can help us better maintain the infrastructure responsible for this—and PACP plays a big role in making sure that’s done consistently.
Compared to crawler-only inspection, the Phased Assessment Strategy for Sewers (PASS) approach reduces assessment costs by roughly 34% and boosts productivity about 17%. This free, printable infographic can be used to understand the value of the PASS workflow and communicate it to your team.
Farmers across the U.S. have long relied on agricultural drain tile to keep cropland productive. Without the extensive drainage network that has been built up over the last century and a half, agricultural production just wouldn’t be possible at the scale it exists today.
Family-owned and -operated wastewater contracting company Green Bay Pipe & TV has grown consistently over the past 15 years. And owners Steve and Stephanie De Keyser hope to continue building on its success before passing it on to the next generation.
It takes more than just general maintenance and repairs to make a real impact on the inflow and infiltration (I&I) entering your sewer collection system. Without a strategic, proactive approach to evaluating and addressing the costly issue, it can feel like an uphill battle.
Envirosight provides video pipeline inspection solutions to municipalities, contractors, departments of transportation, and civil/environmental engineers. Envirosight is committed to ongoing innovation, delivering products that enhance user productivity and inspection detail. Envirosight serves customers through a trained network of regional sales partners who deliver localized support and expertise with rapid turnaround.