A new way to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of I/I reduction

Nov. 28, 2023
Andy Lukas, wet weather practice leader for Brown and Caldwell, describes a new approach to evaluating infiltration and inflow reduction cost-effectiveness.

Inflow and infiltration is a problem for all wastewater systems, accounting for a significant portion of overall flow in older systems. Reducing this inflow and infiltration can be very expensive — and so it can be essential to measure the cost-effectiveness of reduction efforts beforehand.

In this video interview Andy Lukas, wet weather practice leader for Brown and Caldwell, describes current cost-effectiveness measuring techniques and outlines a new approach to evaluating I/I reduction cost-effectiveness.

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Timestamps

  • Intro | 0:00
  • What is inflow and infiltration? | 0:33
  • Why evaluate I/I reduction cost-effectiveness? | 1:24
  • A new method of evaluating this cost-effectiveness | 1:56
  • Case study of this new method's application | 2:49

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Jeremy Wolfe

Jeremy Wolfe is an Editor for Wastewater Digest. Email him at [email protected].