Across the United States the management of force main systems is becoming increasingly important due to aging infrastructure and environmental concerns. Consent decrees are often issued that require implementation of force main management programs.

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District or MSD responded proactively to its consent decree with a comprehensive risk-management approach that included all 114 miles of their force mains.

Partnering with Pure Technologies Engineering Services, MSD developed a force main evaluation program to provide a risk-based analysis for the district’s assets. Ongoing cooperation between MSD and Pure Technologies, and the client’s willingness to embrace new technologies paved the way for a successful force main management program.