Setting Goals for NASSCO

The new fiscal year brings opportunity to outline objectives.

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NASSCO’s fiscal year begins every July 1, and along with it comes new goals for NASSCO committees. Now that we are a couple of months into our new year, we can see the momentum in NASSCO committee activity starting to build traction to accomplish the following goals:

Government Relations

Advance NASSCO’s Federal Policy Recommendations to increase funding for water and sewer pipeline infrastructure, maintain regulatory compliance enforcement and strengthen asset management requirements and funding.

Health and Safety

Develop safety videos on styrene monitoring equipment and confined-space entry for sanitary sewer manholes; host a webinar on styrene monitoring equipment; and serve as the industry source by providing important safety topics on and other outlets.

Infiltration Control Grouting Committee 

Publish a white paper and conduct an industry-wide webinar on test-cell grouting research findings; research standardized testing methods to determine the performance of acrylamide grout; and develop curriculum for a NASSCO Inspector Training Certification Program on the topic of grouting.

Infrastructure Condition Assessment

Continue implementation of NASSCO’s Pipeline Assessment Certification Program Version 8; release two educational videos on PACP and asset management; and develop an online course titled “PACP Risk Management.”

International Relations

Translate NASSCO website, learning management system and technical resources into Spanish; conduct two webinars in Spanish on topics of general interest; and begin working with other global organizations to develop common best practices for various technologies, especially CIPP.

Lateral and Building Pipe

Develop an educational video on lateral rehabilitation technology; update NASSCO’s specification guideline for lateral lining; develop training content for residential plumbing inspections; and finalize the Lateral Manual of Practice.

Manhole Rehabilitation

Update NASSCO specification guideline on manhole rehabilitation; develop a manhole entry safety document and host a webinar on the same; and work with NASSCO staff to update ITCP for Manhole Rehabilitation.

 Operations & Maintenance

Develop a self-paced online drain cleaning certification program; write a specification guideline for cleaning CIP and coatings; develop a specification guideline for chemical treatment of roots and grease (and a second on siphon cleaning and assessment); and update NASSCO’s Jetter Safety Video in an online learning format.

Pipe Rehabilitation

Continue oversight of NASSCO-funded Phase 3 CIPP Emissions Study by TTC; deliver a white paper on the features and benefits of various pipeline rehabilitation technologies; develop an educational video on Spray Applied Pipe Lining; and revise NASSCO’s CIPP specification to expand focus on UV cure for CIPP and other topics.

Pressure Pipe

Conduct a webinar on the inspection and assessment of force mains; produce a video on various rehabilitation methods for force mains; and develop a white paper on pressure pipe technology with a focus on force mains.


Develop methodology to evaluate PACP Version 8 Certification; create and test initial PACP Version 8 SQLite database; finalize a data dictionary for PACP Version 8; and implement a standard for PACP Version 8.

Workforce Development

Help fill the skills trade gap by conducting research to determine which population segments will be most appropriate to fill current underground infrastructure workforce demands; develop recruitment tools for NASSCO members to use for their own recruitment and retention programs; develop curriculum content for a future workforce development course; and partner with other trade associations to extend workforce development initiatives.

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