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Implementing and Managing a Large Water Utility's Underground Corrosion Control Program

Public water facilities face a significant economic burden created by the deterioration of buried water infrastructure. As water systems are reaching their life expectancy, the need to rehabilitate or replace water mains is increasing. Cathodic protection of cast and ductile iron mains is a mitigative measure that can reduce premature breaks due to corrosion and extend the service life of both existing distribution water mains and new transmission mains. By installing cathodic protection as a good engineering practice, the Des Moines (IA) Water Works has increased the service life of its water mains, maintained a more reliable water service to its customers, and augmented the health and security of its water supply infrastructure.

Moderator:  Jeff Freeman


Danny J. Klopfer - Des Moines Water Works

Danny Klopfer is presently employed by Des Moines Water Works as Infrastructure Planning Manager. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri (Rolla) with a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Missouri and Iowa. He worked for eleven years as an engineer for the St. Louis Water Division in varying capacities with water distribution and cross-connection control. Since coming to Des Moines Water Works 24 years ago, Dan has been actively involved in the water industry. He is an active member of AWWA and has served on the Board of Directors of Iowa One Call since 1994 and is currently serving as Chairman.

Dan is currently responsible for development and coordination of the Utilities Asset Management/Infrastructure Reinvestment Program, development and review of engineering studies related to water systems, project manager of various projects related to the distribution system including cathodic protection of new and existing water mains, and coordinates infrastructure projects between the Des Moines Water Works, other utilities, the City of Des Moines, Polk County, and Iowa Department of Transportation.

Jeff Schramuk - CP Solutions, Inc.

Mr. Schramuk is NACE Cathodic Protection Specialist and is the president of CP Solutions, Inc. located in Bartlett, IL. He has an M.S. degree from Northern Illinois University and has been actively working in corrosion control for over 30 years. Mr. Schramuk has presented corrosion seminars at several NACE Corrosion Conferences and the annual Purdue University Corrosion Short Course. He is an active member of NACE International and the American Water Works Association. Mr. Schramuk has published several technical papers have appeared in Materials Performance and the Journal of the American Water Works Association.