SEWERS & SEWER LINE MAINTENANCE RESOURCES

  • Blame our fast food diets or restaurants’ negligence for what’s going down the drain. Whatever the cause, fats, oil, and grease (FOG) accumulation has become a pervasive problem for wastewater treat­ment plant collection systems.

  • After spending decades and millions of dollars rehabilitating sewer pipes across its service area, a large coastal utility embarked on a pilot pipe condition assessment program for 25,000 linear feet in areas prone to high unwanted infiltration rates.

  • Balfour Beatty was unable to determine why a new pipe installation, a 600mm (24 inch) diameter Cement Mortar Lined Ductile Iron, 170m (560ft) pipe length was unable to pass multiple hydrostatic pressure test. Using multiple above ground and in-pipe acoustic sensors, data correlators, data loggers, and listening sticks, no leak locations could be found.

  • It is estimated that nearly 75,000 miles of wastewater and water pipelines have been lined with Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP), with nearly $3 billion spent annually on the trenchless renovation method, worldwide. Recognizing the growing use of CIPP and inability of CCTV inspection to accurately or consistently certify trenchless rehabilitation as defect-free, this paper chronicles the emergence of new guidelines to test, certify, and accept CIPP lining projects, using Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) inspection.

  • In 2017, the Institute of Underground Infrastructure (IKT), Gelsenkirchen, Germany, utilized low voltage conductivity to test a variety of trenchless Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) short-liners to locate and quantify leaks, several of which were utilized in a multi-million rehabilitation project in Kansas City, Missouri (USA).

  • Worldwide water utilities and smart cities are adopting new technologies to replace legacy technologies that have been the mainstay to assess existing pipe conditions and accept new installations as watertight. This white paper includes a detail review of existing assessment techniques, project findings, technology overview, and field results fom each project area included as part of Sydney Water’s trial project evaluation of FELL technology.

  • Sewage spills in Florida are frequent. A newspaper report in 2019 found deteriorating sewers released 1.6 billion gallons of wastewater within a decade in communities throughout the state. Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, and even tony Boca Raton, labeled the “Beverly Hills of Florida” with its yacht clubs and fancy restaurants, were among the regions impacted by failing systems.

  • With the escalating call for water wells across the globe, much of it driven by the increasing use of water-well water in agriculture and construction, water-well drilling is now an $85-billion industry. 

  • There is no disagreement — water is a precious asset. Without water, there is no path to survival or sustainability on the planet. Cities, counties, states, industry, trees, plants, crops, animals, and individuals cannot survive without adequate water resources. In America’s overall drive to sustainability, water is one of the most critical components. Yet, America’s water infrastructure is in significant disrepair. Because it has been ignored so long, some warn that America is entirely too vulnerable.

  • Electric submersible pump is another game-changing rental solution

SEWERS AND SEWER LINE MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS

  • Pikeville, Kentucky Medical Center Leak Found Despite Ambient Noise

    Leaks found in 60 psi high density PE pipe by FELL in less than three hours. Acoustic and CCTV failed to find any leaks after more than a year of investigation. Read the full case study to learn more. 

  • New Standard For Sewer Lateral Condition Assessment

    Find infiltration and certify cured-in-place pipe.

  • New Standard For Sewer Main Condition Assessment

    Find infiltration and certify cured-in-place pipe. Focused Electode Leak Location (FELL). Represents the industry’s first reliable, proven, and measurable way to provide unbiased pipe condition assessment without third party interpretation or operator coding. Let Flow Meters show key areas, and FELL show specific locations.

  • Machine-Intelligent Leak Testing Of Underground Pipes

    If a pipe leaks electricity, it will leak water. Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) unambiguously locates and measures, in gallons per minute, all potential leaks that are typically missed by CCTV. Bad joints, cracks, holes, fractures, bad service reconnections, and poorly cured liners leak but cannot be detected visually. FELL has become the choice for locating infiltration and certification of trenchless rehabilitation throughout the United States.

  • Background And Summary Of Tests For The 2000PV Restraint

    The 2000PV is a restraint for PVC pipe and the standardized mechanical joint. This product is the result of years of testing and evaluation and its performance has been proven by thousands of hours of proof tests, as well as third-party evaluations. This report describes the 2000PV through the 12" size.

SEWERS AND SEWER LINE MAINTENANCE VIDEOS

This video shows Electro Scan’s award-winning Focused Electrode Leak Location (FELL) Technology for gravity sewer leak detection. The industry's first machine-intelligent probe that provides an unambiguous, unbiased, and uncontested surveys of leaks in gravity sewer and force mains. Representing the only worldwide supplier in compliance with ASTM F2550-13 (2018), California-based Electro Scan Inc. is now. recommended by leading engineers to be included in testing and certifying all pipe repairs, rehabilitation, and relining projects.