“NPL Quality – The Pipeline To Success”. AGA 2006 Operations Conference. “Unmarked Sewer Laterals & Horizontal Cross-Bores”. Mike Kemper, NPL Construction Company. “NPL Quality – The Pipeline To Success”. Who is NPL?. Core Business :
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AGA 2006 Operations Conference
Mike Kemper, NPL Construction Company
One-Call Centers in U.S
Do We Have a Problem? Technology
Who’s responsible for marking?
Lateral to mains connection
What could happen?
GAS LINE IN A 6” SEWER Technology
What happens when a plumber is called?
Commercial Building neighborhood
Mobile Home Park
How often does this happen? neighborhood
What are the odds? neighborhood One Case Study:
11,000 Laterals Were Inspected;
250 Hits Identified And Repaired;
2% of Sewer Laterals Were Hit.
How Many Might Have Led To AMajor Incident?
The Exposure neighborhoodLOW FREQUENCYHIGH SEVERITY
CATASTROPHIC PERSONAL LOSSES
Interesting Interpretations? neighborhood
-Tom Hanks in
Vice Chair, DTE Energy
INSTALLED SOLUTIONS neighborhood
Find installed problems …before they find us.
What about the costs? neighborhood
$50 - $125 per lateral locate
depending on variables….
Goal: Protecting all Parties neighborhood
Initiate Legislation/Enforcement neighborhood
Support Legislation/EnforcementCALL TO ACTION
THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE! neighborhood
“NPL Quality – The Pipeline To Success” neighborhoodWe Will Win!
“NPL Quality – The Pipeline To Success”