Category Archives: Educational Articles

New RedZone White Paper Helps Enable Asset Management

Sep
30
2014

Wastewater utilities that embrace asset management maintain services at lower costs, avoid failures and have an easier time with regulatory compliance. To help wastewater managers get a jump on asset management, we offer our first ever RedZone Executive Insights publication. …

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GIS and Shared Inspection Data

May
09
2011

How often do you schedule a company meeting without access to a company-wide, shared calendar? We all go through that exercise, and learn that we have no idea who is doing what, and when they are doing it. And how …

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Minimizing Sinkhole Damage: Where are the Voids?

I see this on TV all the time: BREAKING NEWS: SINKHOLE SWALLOWS UP A CAR, A BUILDING AND A BEER TRUCK That news story is usually accompanied by a picture of a massive sinkhole causing catastrophic damage. How did that …

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Multi-Frequency Sonar: Fine Tuning Your Pipe Inspection System

Do you remember back to the days when the “rabbit ears” antennas were used to get a TV channel?   You had to adjust the knob to get a good signal — otherwise you were watching “snow” and then you had …

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Pipe Defect Locations … Suppose I’m Off?

“I’m 100% confident this is the exact location to dig….I think.” How often does this happen when making the decision of where to excavate and uncover pipe and point repair defects? In many cases, it may require multiple locations and …

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Pipe Ovality: Better Ovality for Lower Costs

Pick a number from 1 to 10. What are the chances you would be able to choose the correct number? Only 10%, right? What if an inaccurate answer might cost you thousands if not hundreds of thousands dollars? Chances are …

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Sewer Rehabilitation: A Waste of Time and Money?

Environmentalists ask, why are there sewer overflows? Drivers ask, why is there construction traffic? Everyone asks, why is my sewer bill so high? Great questions! Fortunately, there are even better questions that we hear rarely – or never; Why can’t …

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Sewer Inspected

Just like anything else in this world, things can change in a New York minute. The key is to be prepared, be ready for any changes that need to be made. If you are prepared then you might even be …

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Trenchless Technology, What is it Anyway?

Trenchless technology, often referred to as “no dig”, is a rapidly growing engineering industry that eliminates the need for surface excavation. Trenchless technology is also used to minimize environmental damage and to reduce the costs associated with underground work. In …

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Sewer Infiltration & Inflow

Have you ever walked into a room and stepped into a puddle?  If you’re like me, you first try to figure out where it came from.  Did something spill, is the ceiling leaking, is it coming from underneath the floor?  …

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