As underground pipe systems age, the decay and water loss can stay hidden for years and then present disastrously. With ASTERRA MasterPlan, water industry managers can monitor their entire system with data-driven pipeline deficiency data without breaking ground. They can develop long-term replacement plans aided by an unprecedented level of infrastructure intelligence and act on problems before they become disasters.
ASTERRA Recover’s ability to quickly locate leaks across entire water systems at once is the most significant advance in leak detection in over 80 years. This technology was the winner of the inaugural AWWA Innovation Award in 2021, moving it from an innovation to an industry standard.
Per AWWA, leaks take an average of 18 months to surface with substantial loss for the duration. For the first time ever, water system managers have the power to monitor underground leaks system-wide, before any surface evidence presents or any holes are dug, and measurably reduce overall water loss by quickly and proactively remediating leaking pipes.
All over the world, underground wastewater infrastructure is deteriorating much faster than it’s being replaced, largely because its state of decay is unseen and unknown. With MasterPlan, the state of decay can be monitored, across even the largest city-wide systems, with a speed and efficiency that’s entirely new to the industry. Wastewater managers can create long-term maintenance and pipeline replacement plans while viewing deficiencies across their entire system, with specific sections assessed on a 1 – 5 scale, with 5 needing the most immediate attention.
Recover gives wastewater industry managers the ability to monitor for underground pipeline leaks while they’re still underground and before their impact spreads. Entire systems for major cities can be assessed for leaks on an ongoing basis. And expensive crew hours are reserved for repair work instead of search efforts.
Operators of earthen dams and levees use the soil moisture maps created by EarthWorks to target areas of excess moisture and potential failure. Operators can continually monitor systems to proactively identify problems for mitigation, as well as modernize safety and maintenance procedures and meet compliance requirements.
Rail system engineers, operators, and rail service providers use EarthWorks to locate and evaluate underground soil moisture beneath the railbed and within the rail system rights-of-way. Potential rail failure locations are mapped out over large areas at satellite-viewing scale, so engineers can mitigate problems before they occur.
EarthWorks gives transportation managers an overview of moisture concentrated under paved roadways, the surrounding rights of way, and adjacent hillsides above and below. The service is used to conduct predictive and corrective maintenance, evaluate and improve drainage systems, anticipate sinkholes and other failures, and reduce maintenance costs.
Mine operators use EarthWorks to see where water is seeping from waste dams and production pipelines, collecting under roads and heavy equipment sites, and weakening hillsides. The largest operations, including tailings (waste) dams can be continually monitored to improve design and safety, anticipate slope failures, and document compliance.