• at least one council member (this person is critical to
communicating updates to the rest of council)
• the municipality’s finance officer
• the utility’s lead engineer and his/her assistant
• the public works director and his/her assistant
• the project inspector (who might be supplied by the en-
• a customer
Bringing together the right people at the beginning of the
time? Factors to consider include external forces such as
ground movement, trains or heavy traffic.
How was the repair made? What parts and equipment
were used to make the repair? How much did they cost?
Were quality parts and good repair techniques used to fix
When answers to these questions are recorded each time a
repair is made, trends can be detected and it becomes possible to predict how likely it is that future
repairs will be needed.
PIPE INSTALLATION DONE RIGHT
After reviewing the data and the
costs involved, utilities can determine
whether to move forward with replacing the pipe. Here are steps to ensure
that new pipe installations are done
properly while keeping the project on
schedule and on budget.
Form a strong construction committee. To ensure that the installation goes
smoothly, you need to have a committee of people who can supervise and
review the project from beginning to
end. Include the following people:
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Water utilities can make sound decisions
about whether to repair or replace pipe by
keeping good records, carefully examining
repair data and noticing trends.