The recent failure of some major highway bridges, which resulted in death, extreme damage and municipal emergencies, remind us that our nation’s aging infrastructure looms as a real threat on everyone’s horizon, from city managers and utility departments to Joe Citizen.
Since our business entails working closely with such municipal professionals in both sanitary and stormwater management systems, we’re intimately familiar with the failing infrastructure bogeyman who haunts many of our dreams. But we’re not worried, because we know the caliber of talented individuals who really care about keeping their hometown’s sewer systems effective, efficient and safe.
We believe in the demonstrated capacity of humans to rise to the challenges that have always arisen to threaten our quality of life, and choose to focus on that. We believe in being a part of the solution.
In that vein, we remind you of the excellent overview of rehabilitation techniques available in last year’s Pipe Relining supplement [http://trenchlessonline.com/pdfs/2013-pipe-relining-guide.pdf] from our friends over at Trenchless Technologies.
This excellent reference covers many facets of this ever-evolving technology, from choosing the right relining method to case studies of several different types of relining projects, from sanitary sewers to drinking water mains. It should whet your appetite for their upcoming 2014 supplement, and we recommend taking notice of the great strides the technology makes even from one year to the next.
We often work in conjunction with relining contractors on larger projects, and we’re convinced that this particular approach to pipe rehab is one of the most effective tools in our collective belt to ensure a strong, safe future for America’s water systems.