AWWA Free Water Audit Software (Version 5.0)
This Microsoft Excel®-based water audit tool was designed to help quantify and track water losses and identify areas for improvement. The tool is founded upon the principles of the M36 Water Audits and Los Control Programs methodology.

Buried No Longer: Confronting America’s Water Infrastructure Challenge
This document published by the American Water Works Association, provides a comprehensive analysis of drinking water infrastructure needs in the United States.

Condition Assessment of Ferrous Water Transmission and Distribution Systems, State of Technology Review Report
Developed under the EPA’s Aging Water Infrastructure Research Program, this technology review report summarizes current state of ferrous pipes in the water network, their defects and causes of failure, and the state of condition assessment technologies. It also discusses current barriers to effective use of condition assessment, prospects for short- and long-term improvement, and approaches for measuring success.

Decision Support for Renewal of Wastewater Collection and Water Distribution Systems
The objective of this EPA report is to identify the current infrastructure renewal decision support methodologies, models, and approaches being used; identify the critical gaps of these current models; and assess the feasibility of substantially improving upon existing approaches. Eight case studies are provided to document how some of the major population centers throughout the United States make their decisions.

Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment, Fifth Report to Congress
Every four years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works with states and community water systems to estimate the infrastructure needs of systems by state. This fifth report indicates a twenty-year capital improvement need of $384.2 billion from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2030.

National City Survey 2007: The Status of Asset Management Programs in Public Water and Sewer Infrastructure in America’s Major Cities
Water and sewer rates, always a politically sensitive subject, are increasing in America’s major cities. Asset management techniques are being applied and the information gained is being used to educate the public about the true costs to provide the desired level of service. The U.S. Conference of Mayors conducted a survey of 330 major U.S. cities to determine the status of integrating asset management techniques in public water and sewer services. The survey findings indicate that America’s major cities have made much progress, but more work is needed in some critical areas.

Water Main Break Rates in the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study
Over 54,000 community water systems face the inevitable cost of pipe repair and replacement. Utah State University conducted a two-part survey of utilities across the United States and Canada to obtain data on water main failures of municipal and private water supply systems.

 

Last updated August 2016