Analysis of New York City's Water Main Replacement Policy

by James W. Male, Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA,
Thomas M. Walski, Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA,
Adam H. Slutsky, Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pipeline Infrastructure

Abstract: Water distribution main breakage is a perplexing problem for water utilities. To avoid excessive breakage, certain mains should be replaced. However, determining the appropriate mains to be replaced is not a straight-forward task. This paper presents one approach to the problem using data from New York City.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Water pipelines | Rehabilitation | Urban areas | North America | United States | New York | New York City

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