Inside the Fence: Assessing/Remediating 60+ Year Old Critical Plant Piping
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Planning & Asset Management Lead Black & Veatch Walnut Creek, California
Public water agencies throughout the United States face many challenges with extending the reliable service life of their aging buried infrastructure. The San José/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF) has approximately 67,000 linear feet (LF), ranging from 8 to 144-inch, of buried wastewater process pipes carrying raw sewage, liquids, or sludge between various unit treatment process areas, many of which were installed in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Black & Veatch (BV) was contracted by the City of San Jose to perform condition assessment and rehabilitation design (if necessary) on this extensive network of piping. The overall purpose of the Yard Piping Improvements Project is to improve the operational reliability of the RWF’s high-risk process pipes and mitigate failure risk of process piping. Participants can expect to see BV's approach to this complex project, including a proprietary risk model, assessment technology selection, rehabilitation alternatives analysis, and successful design of some of the buried lines.