Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 8:15 AM to 4:15 PM PDT
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City of Vancouver Water Resource Education Center 
4600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98668

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Tyler Clary 
AWWA-PNWS Engineering and Distribution Committees 

Distribution System Resiliency: Prioritization, Assessment, and Replacement or Rehabilitation 

Distribution System Resiliency: Prioritization, Assessment, and Replacement or Rehabilitation

Water utilities are committed to ensuring a safe continuous supply of water to their customers. Ensuring a continuous supply requires planning for asset rehabilitation and replacement. Prioritization of capital funds used for utility asset replacement or rehabilitation is often a struggle for utilities as managers are often challenged to balance resources necessary to operate their systems with long range capital needs.  This training will cover:   

  • Master planning process used to establish how distribution system projects are generated during planning.
  • City of Gresham Seismic Resilience plan. How to perform a high level assessment of the seismic risks of piping, reservoirs and pumps stations.  
  • Acoustic pipe condition assessment used to prioritize pipe replacement at the City of Gresham.
  • Use of real-time smart water grid technologies and condition assessment tools for pipeline risk assessment.
  • Pipe rehabilitation pilot study at Seattle Public Utilities and alternatives available to utilities.
  • Planning and implementing condition assessments and structural evaluations of existing reservoirs including methods and techniques for performing inspections and assessments of both steel and concrete reservoirs.
  • Comparison between proactive and reactive approach to maintaining steel and concrete coatings.


  1. Distribution System Assets: System-Wide Prioritization - Dan Reisinger, Carollo Engineers
  2. Gresham Seismic Resilience Assessment - Jason Branstetter and Wendy Andaya, City of Gresham
  3. Gresham Pipeline Condition Assessment - Jason Branstetter and Wendy Andaya, City of Gresham
  4. Managing the Likelihood and Consequence of Water Distribution Failure - Roy Martinez,
  5. Pipeline Rehabilitation, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) Pilot Project - Aziz Alfi, Seattle Public Utilities
  6. Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation of Water Storage Tanks - Tom Boland and Travis McFeron, Murraysmith
  7. Concrete and Steel Tank Maintenance: Reactive vs Proactive - Jeff Austin, Suez Utility Service Co.

Course Length - One Day (Lunch Included)                                                             

Location - City of Vancouver - Water Resource Education Center 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver WA


WA - Total 0.6 CEUs 

OR - Total 0.6 CEUs 


Cost -

AWWA Member - $90

AWWA Non-Member - $115

Recommended Participants

  • Asset Management Staff
  • Engineers
  • Operators
  • System Managers