Rehabilitation of Water Distribution Systems Planning and Implementation

by Stephen H. Whipp, WRc Inc, Huntingdom Valley, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources


The paper describes the approach taken to develop infrastructure rehabilitation procedures for Water Distribution Systems. Early research attempted to develop a mains condition oriented approach which would enable planned pre-emptive action to be taken. Extensive research led in a different direction to taking a standards of service approach. The paper describes the development of the planning approach and outlines how it has been successfully implemented.

Subject Headings: Municipal water | Water pipelines | Water supply systems | Infrastructure | Research and development | Systems engineering | Pipes | Rehabilitation

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