Asset Manager for Waste Water for the City of Raymore, MS, Phil Becker was excavating defects predicted by PICA to be very deep. He commented in an email to Data Analysis Manager Jake Regala: "Jake, Wanted to let you know that we exposed pipe 7340 this morning and found the 5% defect exactly where you said it would be. It was so thin that they punched a hole in it just cleaning off the dirt. Will send pictures when they get the pipe outta the ground."
Crews have found the source of the leak at the Milwaukee Water Works' Texas Avenue Pumping Station that set in motion a series of events that led to as many as 76 broken water mains, largely on the north and northwest sides.
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Attendees of the BCWWA Conference which was held at Whistler, BC in early May were invited to a "meet and greet" hosted by PICA and IKEN Services, where there was a draw for a A1207 Ultrasonic Thickness "Pen" gauge (value $995.00).
Lining pipelines with cement mortar, epoxy or the new polyurea is an effective way to improve C-factor, improve water quality and taste, extend pipe lifetime and stretch scarce capital dollars. PICA can inspect lined pipelines with its See Snake Tool and can inspect the lines before lining to determine whether a thin liner or a structural liner is needed. Read what The Droplet has to say here. Contact PICA for info on inspection of pipelines by writing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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