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Criteria and Methods for Evaluating Distribution System Mains
Author: Mehmet D. Kutsal
Date: 6/195
Presented at the American Water Works Annual Convention, Anaheim, California, June 19-22, 1995

Contrary to accepted practice, the deliberate rehabilitation and replacement of distribution system infrastructure is key to continued service, water quality, and prudent fiscal practices. The reinvestment of capital resources to this end are predicated on the practice of sound planning. In practice, such infrastructure renewal will also reduce distribution system maintenance, improve hydraulic capacity and flows available for fire protection and reduce overall system problems.