In this article written in Georgia Operator Magazine, Kai Iaukea explores design tools that provide flexibility and transparency
Sewer system operation in the 21st century has never been more challenging; municipalities must balance cost with service levels to ensure both capital and operational expenditure are maximized. There have been technological advancements in Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES), such as Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) and rehabilitation methods like H2S resilient spray liners. But analytical and decision-making tools are not as apparent.
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Kai has more than two decades of engineering experience involving water and sewer systems with a focus on SSES, condition assessment and rehabilitation, hydraulic modeling, and design. She served as a project technical lead on several SSES and rehabilitation design projects, evaluating SSES data and proposing rehabilitation to improve structural integrity and reduce I/I. Kai is also proficient with wastewater modeling and condition assessment software.More Content by Kai Iaukea