Project #4882

Phase-3 Development of Wastewater Pipeline Deterioration Model

In Progress
Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Jian Zhang, PE, Ph.D.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Asset Management
Condition Assessment
Utility Management


Utilities need to understand and plan for wastewater pipeline rehabilitation and replacement requirements. To advance this goal, this project will develop an advanced wastewater pipeline deterioration model. The model will be piloted at specific geographically distributed wastewater utilities across the United States. The research will provide utility managers with a practical and efficient technique for predicting wastewater pipeline performance and estimating the end of remaining life deterioration curve for decision-making purposes.

This project is the third in a series of three projects, including Phase I: Development of Standard Data Structure to Support Wastewater Pipe Condition and Performance Prediction Predicting the Remaining Asset Life of Wastewater Pipes (1737) and Predicting the Remaining Economic Life of Wastewater Pipes- Phase II: Development of a Robust Wastewater Pipe Performance Index (1738).

Originally funded as WERF project U4R14.