In accordance with United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Operation & Maintenance Manual (O&MM) regulations, it is required that the local sponsor of a Federally authorized flood protection system, perform inspections of all levee pipe penetrations on a five (5) year cycle. This work includes gravity outfall sewer pipes, utility pipes and other conduits contained and under the Wyoming Valley Flood Risk Management Project (WVFRMP). This effort is necessary in assessing the condition of all conduits passing under or through the levee system and documenting possible maintenance needs and necessary improvements.
The inspections are performed in accordance with the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) and the documents “Guidance for CCTV and Sonar Inspection Pipes Penetrating Levees” (USACE, November 2010), “Guidelines for Human/Visual Inspection of Conduits” (USACE, March 2012), and “Guidelines for Video Inspection of Conduits” (USACE, March 2012).
In March 2019, the Authority issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for levee pipe penetration inspection services. From the responding firms, the Quad Three Group was awarded the contract to perform these services in the amount $149,500. At the conclusion of the inspection effort the consultant will provide contract deliverables which will include, but not be limited to, printed inspection logs, electronic inspection videos, electronic still-capture photos and sonar images.
Levee Pipe Penetration Inspection