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Stay in close contact with public works, engineers and inspectors Public works or your utility should be the lead on your project since their crews will be tasked with maintaining the finished product. Ensure that they review the site and physically go out and walk around it. They should take photos and video before construction starts to help manage claims that could come up. This activity should continue along with daily written reports, especially when changes are made to the original plan. Speak and consult with engineers as often as needed. You will want to have your inspector closely monitoring the project as these people know the rules and regulations regarding installations, and will help ensure the project gets approved upon completion. will expect a project that adheres to a schedule that has the least effect on them. Your contractor will want a tight schedule so they can continue to their next job, and avoid penalties for not meeting the scheduled completion date. Be realistic and stay in close communication with all those involved in the project, especially when plans change during construction. If all goes well, there should be no surprises. Contractors and engineers should walk away happy, and the utility and customers should have a well done project. Determining whether to repair or replace pipe is not an easy decision to make. It requires recording and analyzing data and costs, and close communication between customers, engineers, contractors, inspectors and the utility. It is hard work but the long term benefit of reliable service will last for decades. Choose good products and work with responsible contractors Your utility will likely have specs on what you will accept and use in different situations. Make sure products have a great work history with the backing of other local professionals and your engineer. It pays to use high quality products that are exceptionally durable, even in harsh conditions, and designed to prevent future pipe damage. Krausz products, such as the HYMAX, allow for repairs to maintain a flexible connection to prevent damage from post-installation ground shifts and temperature changes, protecting your investment over the long-term. There's a difference between the lowest responsible bidder and the lowest bidder. The lowest bidder will sometimes will leave things out of their bid and come back with a change order, which can dramatically increase the budget. When it comes to using the right contractor and parts, do your homework, and get references to avoid surprises. Have a realistic schedule Make sure that your work schedule is fair to all of those involved. Customers 676583_Mountain.indd 1 w w w . v r w a . o27/01/14 r g 39 4:07 PM http://www.water.mecc.edu http://www.water.mecc.edu http://www.vrwa.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Streamline - Fall 2016

From the President: Life Decisions
From the Executive Director: Communicating – Networking – Team Work!
The 2016 VRWA Expo
Leaks/Water Loss – Everyone’s Problem
How to Reduce FOG in Your System
Succession Planning
Dominion Coal Ash Ponds
Reporting on Your System
Cost-Based Rates, Part 1
Coming Back from the Edge
Capital Projects: Savings or Debt?
When to Repair or Replace Pipe
NRWA Recap
Throwing My Loop: Where Do You Live?
VRWA Members Corner
eLearning Benefits
Membership Application
Benefits for VRWA Members
Board of Directors
VRWA Committees
Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - From the President: Life Decisions
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - From the Executive Director: Communicating – Networking – Team Work!
Streamline - Fall 2016 - The 2016 VRWA Expo
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Leaks/Water Loss – Everyone’s Problem
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - How to Reduce FOG in Your System
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Succession Planning
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Dominion Coal Ash Ponds
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Reporting on Your System
Streamline - Fall 2016 - Cost-Based Rates, Part 1
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Coming Back from the Edge
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Capital Projects: Savings or Debt?
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - When to Repair or Replace Pipe
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - NRWA Recap
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Throwing My Loop: Where Do You Live?
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - VRWA Members Corner
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - eLearning Benefits
Streamline - Fall 2016 - Membership Application
Streamline - Fall 2016 - Benefits for VRWA Members
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - VRWA Committees
Streamline - Fall 2016 - Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
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