Water Main Rehabilitation Needs for the 1990's

by D. Kelly O'Day, Massachusetts Water Resources, Authority, Boston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions


Distribution systems represent the major portion of water utilities capital assets. There are growing concerns about water quality deterioration within distribution systems, and hydraulic and structural deterioration of distribution systems. Many utilities will need to accelerate their rehabilitation/replacement efforts in the 1990's. This paper reviews research needs to help utilities more effectively rehabilitate their systems.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Rehabilitation | Water quality | Water pipelines | Utilities | Deterioration | Asset management | Hydraulic networks

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