A design guideline for post-disaster repairs could ease the rebuild pain for asset owners.
This paper, written by Paul S. Botha and Eric Scheepbouwer, suggests that post-disaster repairs to horizontal infrastructure could be heavily influenced by design guidelines provided by asset owners.
All asset owners should maintain up-to-date asset registers and prepare guidelines in readiness for emergency situations.
Wastewater network damage would vary throughout a region, partly depending on the previous asset level of service. Repairs would logically bring assets back to the pre-disaster level, or remaining asset life. Therefore, asset owners need to know the state of their assets in order to prove the disaster damage.
A register baseline could discern between disaster-related faults and general network wear and tear.
- Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT)
- Infrastructure Rebuild Management Office (IRMO)
- Infrastructure Recovery Technical Standards and Guidelines (IRTSG)