COVID-19 and Water Resources

Cleveland Dam – March 2020

We are all experiencing very tough times in light of COVID-19, and we must be committed to doing what we can to flatten the curve. Beside the many instructions that we are receiving from the health authorities, we always hear “wash your hand frequently “. As a member of Water Resources Community, we would like to remind that every drop of clean water matters, especially during this pandemic. Our resources are limited, and we should use water in a smart manner and wisely.

What we do in our SWM & ESC plans(4)? Pipes

As hydraulic designer of piping systems in our waterworks, we deal with following definitions on a regular basis:

. Pipe material and structure: homogen vs. composite, single wall vs. double wall

. Pipe mechanical properties against the external and internal loading including stiffness and service/bursting pressure, and working temperature during lifetime of project

. Pipe safety and health criteria

. Pipe fittings, installation and handling

There are baseline standards in the BC Building Code (2018), and we select the piping systems based on the conditions and needs in any project. With 25 years of experience in waterworks, stormwater, drainage, sanitary, and having understanding about pipes technologies , we do this process accurately.