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Rehabilitation

This class of methods is focused on the rehabilitation of existing utility pipes to restore performance and/or avoid failure of those pipes. This class is subdivided into “Renovation” which upgrades the structure and/or improves protection of sections of the existing pipe, “Replacement” which provides a new pipe along the same alignment as the existing pipe, and “Repair” which is focused on addressing localized defects in the existing pipe which may be structural or points of leakage. The reader should note that the terms rehabilitation, renovation, renewal, etc. are used in slightly different ways by different organizations and agencies. Here rehabilitation is used as a broad term to describe the improvement of an existing pipe.

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