Water distribution systems are an essential part of our infrastructure. Many systems are now aging and need to be addressed. This seminar will give an overview of the common components of water distributions. It will also review the requirements for proper maintenance of those systems and determining when rehabilitation, as opposed to replacement is available.
- The potential revenue losses from apparent water losses
- The implications of the Total Coliform Rule and its dynamic potential to be enhanced by future regulation
- Save you and your clients time and money and show you how to avoid potential litigation
- Be able to learn basic steps of implementing preventive maintenance programs
- Attendees will learn the process in developing and implementing a corrosion and cathodic protection program. You will learn how to evaluate and mitigate a corrosion problem
- The attendee will be able to discuss the pipeline protection program.
- The attendee will be able to identify the context of water loss and utility audits in the United States.
- The attendee will be able to review public trust.
- The attendee will be able to learn about water system audits and types and causes of distribution system losses.
- The attendee will be able to learn how the western U.S. drought can affect water value and the importance of maintaining infrastructure.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. The Context Of Water Loss And Utility Audits In The United States
A. International Overview Of Water Loss Issues
B. Causes Of Water Loss
C. Western U.S. Drought Impacts
D. International Water Association Audit Methodology
E. Leak Detection Technology
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
II. Meter Replacement
III. Restoration of Service
IV. Pending Distribution Rule
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
V. Identifying The Layout Of Water Mains
A. Techniques For Determining Water Main Location
B. Minimizing Inaccuracies
C. GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
1. Compared To Map Information
2. Cost Of GIS
VI. Earning The Trust Of The Public
A. Early Notification
B. Meeting With Affected Neighbors
1. Use Of Consultants
2. Using Feedback
C. Coordination During Construction
D. When Do You Need A Hotline?
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
VII. Pipeline Protection Program
A. Reactive Maintenance Of PCCP
B. Preventive Maintenance Of PCCP
C. Predictive Maintenance Of PCCP
D. Using Technology As A Strategy
E. Repair Techniques For PCCP
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
A. Corrosion/Cathodic Protection Program Development
B. Identifying Critical City Structures; i.e. Pipelines, Water Tanks, Reservoirs, Foreign Pipeline Crossings
C. Implement Corrosion/Cathodic Protection Monitoring Program
D. Initiate And Award Construction Job Order Contract
E. Aggressively Protect City Structures From Corrosion
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IX. Questions And Answers