Podcast | July 17, 2014

Pipeline Management: Old Isn't Always Bad

PureTechnologies

Bury and forget—that’s how water pipelines are often approached.

But the bulk of water assets— about two-thirds—are underground, explains Travis Wagner, the vice president with Pure Technologies, in an interview with Water Online Radio.

“Our primary focus is to help our clients manage their water systems, their buried pipeline water systems as well as some of their critical wastewater systems, force mains, and pressure pipes, “explains Wagner.

Managing pipelines isn’t always about replacing old infrastructure.

“Just because it’s old doesn’t mean it’s bad,” said Wagner in the interview. “The EPA came out in some of their asset management information saying that 70 to 90 percent of the pipes that utilities are pulling out of the ground today still have life left in them. They’re just basing their decisions on these desktop indicators that tell them to replace out more pipe than is necessary.”

Learn how Pure Technologies is working to solve this problem by listening to the full interview below

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