High-quality water service depends on having the infrastructure to meet the requirements of customers, utilities, and regulators. Because water services are asset intensive, utilities are constantly working to maintain these pipes, pumps, tanks, and systems, while also controlling costs and reducing risks. With aging infrastructure, limited budgets, restricted flexibility in rates, and increasing expectations, utilities are on a continual quest for the most appropriate practices to meet these competing demands.
Long-Term Performance of Asbestos Cement Pipe
Asbestos Cement (AC) pipe was used in North American water systems until the early 1980s, mainly as an affordable, non-corroding alternative to metallic pipes. This video summarizes recommendations from WRF project 4093, including guidance on pipe deterioration and failure, condition assessment, predicting remaining service life, rehabilitation and replacement, and health and waste management protocols.