Water Main Rehabilitation Strategies for Effective Asset Management

Online /
Jan 22 - 23, 2025 /
Course Code: 15-0103-ONL25

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

Day 1: 10 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include 30 minute lunch break)
Day 2: 10 am to 1:30 pm Eastern

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Inspect and evaluate water main systems: Assess the condition and performance of water main infrastructure.
  • Recognize the importance of water distribution system rehabilitation: Understand the critical need for maintaining and improving water distribution systems.
  • Compare the benefits and limitations of various methods used in the rehabilitation of water mains: Analyze different rehabilitation techniques and their suitability for specific scenarios.
  • Develop key performance indicators for water mains: Create metrics to monitor and improve the performance of water main systems.
  • Choose the appropriate asset data to collect: Identify and gather essential data for effective water main management and maintenance.

Since potable water is an essential service, the infrastructure it is conveyed in is regularly inspected, maintained and rehabilitated. Since the methods used for water main rehabilitation are constantly evolving, engineers and technologists must understand the benefits and limitations of each method in order to make an informed decision on which method is best for a particular situation.

The ASCE has determined that over 6 billion gallons of treated water are lost every day in the United States. There has been no quantification in Canada, but it is not uncommon to read or hear of water main failures ranging from domestic services to large-diameter transmission mains.

Who Should Attend
Public Works Directors • Water Distribution Managers • Municipal Engineers • Municipal Public Works Superintendents • Managers/Directors • Design and Construction Managers • Approvals Inspectors, Managers of System Operations, Engineering Assistants • Technologists • Utility Foremen • Crew Leaders and O and M Supervisors • Public Service Agencies and Regulators • Manager of Technical Services • Contractors • Suppliers

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Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

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Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Course Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Introduction to Asset Management

  • Reviewing the existing state-of-the-art current asset management practices
  • Introduction to condition assessment/risk assessment techniques
  • Introduction to water mains life cycle costing
  • Case studies from the City of Hamilton & City of London

Inspection and Evaluation Methods for Existing Water Mains

  • How to conduct an inspection
  • What to check/test
  • Non-destructive monitoring and inspection techniques
  • Documenting and analysis of report data for condition assessment

A Chronological Account of Progress in Rehabilitation

  • water main rehabilitation overview

Developing Water Mains Management Plan: An Owner’s Perspective

  • Identifying the need for water main rehabilitation
  • Replacement vs. rehabilitation, establishing an effective balance
  • Cost-effectiveness of rehabilitation
  • Establishing short and long-range plans for rehabilitation
  • Life cycle cost analysis for water main rehabilitation

Why Is Rehabilitation A Necessity? What Are The Real Benefits?

  • Condition rating models
  • Deterioration models
  • Internal/external corrosion of water mains
  • System performance determines the best rehabilitation technique

Levels of Services (LOS)

  • Define LOS?
  • How to determine LOS?
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Benchmarking of assets


Day II

Asset Information and Data Requirements

  • Asset inventory
  • Asset classification systems
  • Asset data formats
  • Data gap analysis

Critical Water Main Management Framework: A Case Study

  • Overall management approach
  • Various toolsets required for critical water main management
  • Prototype conditioning rating tool (City of Hamilton)
  • Integrated Decision-Support Framework
  • Decision framework for annual planning cycles (City of London)

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


Khaled Shahata, Ph.D, P. ENG.

Khaled Shahata is Manager of Corporate Asset Management at the City of London, Ontario. He has over 15 years of academic, consulting and municipal experience in the area of infrastructure asset management. Dr. Shahata has steered the initiative to develop an effective corporate asset management program at the City of London since its launch in April, 2011. His experience includes infrastructure strategy development, asset valuation, and the application of lifecycle cost analysis and risk-based planning and decision making techniques to extend asset life and enhance service delivery.

Prior to joining the City he was an Asset Management Leader at Urban Environment & Management Inc., and an Infrastructure Management Engineer at AECOM. Dr. Shahata is a professional engineer with a PhD in Construction Management, continually contributing to the engineering profession through publications and teaching.

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 10 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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