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Report from S&T Project 20059: Life-Cycle Costs of PCCP Maintenance

The periodic costs associated with the condition assessment and maintenance of PCCP assets represent an ever-increasing proportion of Reclamation’s and/or a managing Water District’s operation and maintenance budget. There is an outstanding question on the economics of an approach where periodic inspections and repairs are conducted versus a no-action, reactive approach where emergency repairs are conducted after eventual failure. Using a least cost analysis, the goal of this research was to investigate the economics of each approach. An analysis of three asset management scenarios was conducted and it was concluded that proactive maintenance and monitoring is indicated to be more cost effective than a reactionary management approach.
Generation Effort S&T Project 20059: Life-Cycle Costs of Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe (PCCP) Maintenance
Location Western US
Themes Infrastructure and Assets
Tags Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe (PCCP), Least-Cost Analysis, Economics
Reclamation Project
Reclamation Program Science and Technology Program

Location Information

Location Name Western US
Location Description The 17 western states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona..
Location Tags Reclamation Domain
Location Parent
State(s) Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Unified Region(s) Missouri Basin, Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Upper Colorado Basin, Lower Colorado Basin, Columbia-Pacific Northwest, California-Great Basin
Timezone MT
Elevation [ N/A ]
Vertical Datum NAVD88
Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84