Pipelines Assessed in Record Time with Latest Technology
In July 2020, the Water Authority’s asset management team completed a comprehensive condition assessment of more than 27 miles of the agency’s oldest pipelines. The assessment was performed in record time over 16 months. As the pipelines were inspected, areas that required immediate attention were identified and repaired, thereby minimizing future disruptions to water service and impacts to the surrounding environment. Sections of the pipelines requiring future repairs were added to a list of upcoming projects prioritized by the risks and associated costs.
Throughout the condition assessment process, Water Authority staff worked closely with staff from member agencies to coordinate work being performed in their service areas and any potential impacts. The Water Authority partnered with multiple contractors to perform the complex work. Proactive repairs are crucial to ensuring the reliability of the regional water supply.