Pipeline Inspections for NTMWD Featured in Underground Construction
Freese and Nichols’ work helping the North Texas Municipal Water District apply state-of-the-art technology to improve its wastewater treatment pipeline system was featured in the December issue of Underground Construction magazine.
Mazen Kawasmi and Stephen Johnson, both with the Water/Wastewater Master Planning Group in Fort Worth, teamed with Lauren Kubin of NTMWD and Stacie Sandmann of Pure Technologies to explain how the District uses multisensory inspection — HD CCTV, sonar and laser technology — to collect data about the condition of its force mains and apply that information to pinpoint immediate needs and guide long-term planning.
Here’s an excerpt from “Pipe Check: Using Force Main Inspections to Keep Wastewater Flowing”:
“The North Texas Municipal Water District serves 1.8 million residents in a fast-growing 10-county area. That means maintaining 710,000 LF of gravity pipelines to provide wastewater treatment that can surpass 151 MGD. Keeping an aging system operating without interruption is an ongoing challenge.”
“To assess the condition of pipe segments, the District uses multisensory inspection — HD CCTV, sonar and laser technology — that provides data to inform long-term and short-term rehabilitation decisions. The District can determine which segments need immediate repair or replacement, avoiding catastrophic environmental impacts and maintaining the system at peak performance.”
“Inspections of NTMWD’s Lower White Rock Creek force mains in 2020 illustrate how partnering with experienced consultants using state-of-the-art technology helped improve its data for making decisions about capital investments to reduce risk, improve the system’s operations and maximize the value of its rehabilitation budgets.”
Reade the full article: “Pipe Check: Using Force Main Inspections to Keep Wastewater Flowing”