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Room: Ruby

Trenchless Water Main Rehabilitation Design Considerations

ASCE's infrastructure report card gives a poor grade to Illinois' drinking water infrastructure, and points out an investment need of $13.5 Billion in renovating water infrastructure over the next 20 years. Transmission and distribution infrastructure accounts for more than 55 percent of the total water infrastructure investment needs, and consequences of failure in a water distribution pipeline may be costly and severe. Recent technological advances in trenchless methods are being considered by more water authorities across the country, because they minimize the need for excavation and can save up to 60 percent in overall cost. This study provides an overview of the available/emerging trenchless water main rehabilitation technologies and investigates the effect of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation on hydraulic capacity.

Moderator:  Remi Aruna


Firat Sever - Benton & Associates, Inc.

Education: PhD in Civil/Environmental Engineering (Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana), MS in Civil/Hydraulic Engineering (Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey), BS in Civil Engineering (Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey).