Evaluation and Selection Methodology for Determination of a Preferred Pipeline Alignment

by Michael T. Stift, San Diego County Water Authority, United States,
Larry Hobson, San Diego County Water Authority, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pipeline Design and Installation


The San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) had need to construct a regional 108 to 72 inch (2.7 to 1.8 meter) diameter pipeline through San Diego County to increase water supply to its member agencies to meet current and future water demands as a result of urban growth and development throughout the country. Determination of a preferred pipeline alignment must weigh environmental, community, institutional, economic and classical engineering issues. The nature of these concerns was examined and guidelines used to rank or reject alternative alignments were developed.

Subject Headings: Water meters | Pipelines | Alignment | Pipes | Environmental issues | Water quality | Case studies | Economic factors | California | United States

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