Sewer Rehab at IFAT ENTSORGA 2012: Markets Worth Billions in Public & Private Pipes
Sewer rehabilitation sector at IFAT ENTSORGA has grown. All companies important to the sector have registered for the event Although not a popular subject, it is nevertheless essential. We are talking about sewer rehabilitation – a topic that, even if it takes place “underground”, is very important to local authorities, and also to the next IFAT ENTSORGA, which is taking place from May 7-11, 2012, at the new
Everything to do with injection, relining, insertion and coating processes, plus pipe leak tightness tests and sewer inspection equipment will be displayed on a total of 16,000 sq m of exhibition space.
Almost one fifth of all stretches of sewer between inspection stations in
The DWA identified a series of trends: when rehabilitating sewers, contracting authorities are focusing increasingly on trenchless procedures. Completely replacing the old sewers is becoming less common; instead it is often the case that only the damaged areas are being remedied. In addition to these one-off repairs, maintenance measures that improve the good working order of the selected segment of sewer overall are still being employed, with relining still by far the main procedure carried out.
According to DWA research, sewer rehabilitation costs per meter for renovation procedures and sewer renewal have risen appreciably. The Association sees one reason for this in higher quality requirements; however in turn these will pay off with greater durability and a longer service life for the rehabilitated sewers.
In addition to the public sewer system another gigantic underground waste water network exists in
“In many places there is a touch of the “gold rush” in the business of inspecting and rehabilitating property drainage systems,” reports Roland W. Waniek, Managing Director of IKT, Institute for Underground Infrastructure. “This is largely due to the fact that so far four federal states,
In May this year leading figures in the sewerage industry joined together and founded a quality association, “Güteschutz Grundstücksentwässserung,” to protect the quality of property drainage systems. “Our aim is to improve the quality of property drainage systems, and in particular to try and prevent the pollution of groundwater, bodies of water and soil due to leaking systems,” explains the Managing Director of the quality association, certified engineer Dirk Bellinghausen.
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