Sewerage asset management

Gestión patrimonial de alcantarillados

Gestión patrimonial de alcantarillados

Sewerage asset management

Gestión patrimonial de alcantarillados

Since ancient times, sewerage networks have fulfilled the function of draining city waters, both those from atmospheric precipitation and residuals generated by human activities. In the mid-20th century, separate sewage network systems began to be built to evacuate wastewater to treatment plants and rainwater to streams. Today, these urban hydro systems are under increasing pressure, as a result of climate change, environmental pollution, limited resources, and aging infrastructure, which have deteriorated them and make them increasingly prone to failure. This has had an impact on the service and, consequently, on the quality of life of the communities. To respond to this problem, and based on a judicious and extensive bibliographic review, Nathalie Hernández and Andrés Torres have condensed in this book all the information on the heritage management of sewers. Specifically, they have dealt with the main tools, methods, and methodologies that have been developed to proactively redirect the management of sewage systems, to protect the useful life of the elements that comprise them and the correct functionality. of the surrounding infrastructures.