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Private Property Virtual Library Where We've Been and Where We're Going

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In 2006, a Water Environment Federation Collection Systems Committee (CSC) project team began collecting information from public utility private property programs that address sewer lateral issues, including rehabilitation/replacement, maintenance, and inflow and infiltration source control. Private property program elements such as funding, legislation, and public education efforts were documented and made available through the internet via a private property virtual library (PPVL). Since private property continues to be at the forefront of issues that public utilities are facing, the development and maintenance of the PPVL will be an ongoing effort for the CSC. This paper will present an overview of the work completed and information gathered to date. The paper will also include case studies of utilities that have developed successful private property programs, a demonstration on navigating the PPVL website, and an outline of the CSC project team's plan for sustaining these efforts in the future.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2008

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