City of Daytona Beach Races Ahead with New Productivity Tool

city-of-daytona-beach-races-ahead-with-new-productivity-toolIn June 2008, a 16-inch-diameter cast iron water main ruptured in Daytona Beach, Florida. The main, one of three that service nearby barrier islands and beaches, was 61 years old.

The City of Daytona Beach’s Utilities Department sought a speedy solution to the ruined main that had put additional stress on two remaining water mains, both of which are also 50 to 60 years old.

The repair needed was critical. An Agenda Summary available through the City of Daytona Beach stated that “considerable additional stress” was placed on the remaining two mains and that because of the age of the mains crossing the Halifax River, there was “considerable uncertainty as to how long the two currently serviceable water mains would be able to sustain the increased stress levels of an extended emergency.”

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