Getting to the Root of Sewer Problems

by John W. Monck, Engineering Services Inc, Floral, City, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pipeline Infrastructure


The ability to quantify and qualify work schedule in a clear, logical and precise manner can make the difference between an effective preventive maintenance program and one of 'trying' to 'put out the fires. ' Since an average sanitary sewer system has more than 1600 manholes and well over 100,000 joints to every 100 miles of pipe it is easy to see the need of a good information retrieval system. Daily input from T. V. inspections and completed work orders provide a constant update of a sewage system. Root ratings from 1-9 quantify the severity of the root problems. Chemical applications can be scheduled by severity, area, manhole section, etc. An interesting feature is the systems ability to generate all types of reports from stored data. The computer reviews the entire system or one manhole section with equal ease and accuracy.

Subject Headings: Manholes | Vegetation | Sewers | Information systems | Project management | Fires | Pipe joints | Maintenance

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