I frequently participate in webinars to enhance my trainings and stay in the loop of new developments in business, as well as career development. Often, a big topic when talking about infrastructure, a key component or focus is always put on getting a return on investment. In our industry, usually we take action only when environmental law says that we must. As we begin to improve at assessing the need for infrastructure replacement and the value that upgrades bring to the system, as well as the overall savings captured by doing projects, more and more municipalities are looking for return on investments in the future planning for their systems. Whether you are a large or small system, infrastructure repair and replacement may not only be environmentally beneficial, but economically efficient as well. Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department (Miami, Fla.) has 20 years of data supporting the fact that every dollar they spend to reduce inflow and infiltration receives a $2.50 return. The intrusion of groundwater and soil fines were sabotaging system efficiencies and causing the wastewater treatment plant to treat twice the volume. As they have attacked the problem with these projects, they are sharing the benefits and results with others. The following webinar discusses how chemical grout is the low-cost, high-reward practice that helps reduce 127 MGD flow to their treatment operations.
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