Catching Up to the Boom

Arizona utility’s collections system grew faster than inspectors could ensure quality, but the town has taken control with strong asset management.
Catching Up to the Boom
Casey Sanchez removes a Flygt dry well pump for repair at the Town of Gilbert’s Crossroads Lift Station. The employees wear BW Technologies Gas Alerts for safety.

The population of Gilbert, Arizona, has skyrocketed from under 6,000 in 1980 to more than 240,000 today. That growth required rapid construction of wastewater infrastructure, but the municipality found itself overwhelmed as growth outpaced its ability to set new building...

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