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New Manual Aids Water Utilities In Asset Management
August 11, 2017

Recognizing the current state of individual pipelines and pipeline systems, enables water utilities to anticipate future issues. Such condition assessments form a critical piece of an effective asset management program by establishing a baseline to understand the present state of a pipeline. The American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) new Manual of Practice 134, Water Pipeline Condition Assessment provides water utilities with this path of determining the structural status of pipelines.

Focusing on the larger diameter transmission pipelines of water utilities, rather than the smaller diameter distribution systems, MOP 134 provides technical information and recommendations to set priorities and obtain an accurate determination of the condition of the individual pipelines and pipeline systems. Data collection and management, planning, tools/technologies, and the condition assessment report are discussed.

Seven case studies demonstrate the application of a variety of technologies for condition assessment, to help operators, engineers, managers, and regulators of water utilities in their overall asset management program.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore.

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