Ye olde water main

William D. Lawson

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A plan to build a new water main of larger diameter replacing the old water main in Shadyvale in New England is proposed. It is suggested that the impact of the proposed drainage system to the existing water main could be dealt with simply as an added share to the engineer's estimate for the town's cost, and Shadyvale would only be responsible for difference in price between the size of the now-impacted existing water main and the proposed larger size. Survey results suggested that the plan should follow the Department of Transportation (DOT) directive and a cost-share approach to include replacement of the water main. DOT's guidance to minimize cost is found to be fair and also does not violates the ASCE Code of Ethics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2004


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