Most municipalities struggle to keep ahead of sewer maintenance needs with limited personnel and budget. No effort can be wasted, and standardization of how sewer condition is documented helps make the process more efficient.
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.
Choosing or changing a defect catalog can have far-reaching implications for regional infrastructure. A smart approach to standardization increases efficiency and reliability and allows an organization to plan and strategize for the future—rather than respond to crises as they occur.
Gas line cross bores are a huge danger lurking underground. With the popularity of trenchless construction methods and the prevalence of legacy cross bores, locating and eliminating them is critical to preventing potentially deadly explosions. Full lateral inspections using a lateral launch crawler are advised where legacy cross bores are a risk, and wherever new HDD gas line installation is completed. Learn about preventing, detecting and repairing cross bores with this curated selection of expert articles: