Three U.S. Water employees in Region II recently completed a three-day National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) training and certification course. John Speessen, Robert Rottini, and Trevor McCracken were certified in three categories: Pipeline Assessment (PACP), Manhole Assessment (MACP), and Lateral Assessment (LACP). These certifications are suitable for three years and are required for most municipal-type work when televising lines. The purpose of NASSCO is to train individuals doing televising work to utilize the same methods and language for scoring when assessing the conditions of sewers, manholes, and lateral lines nationwide. NASSCO is committed to setting industry standards for the assessment, maintenance, and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure and ensuring the continued acceptance and growth of trenchless technologies.
“Since first implemented in 2002, the Pipeline Assessment Certification Program has become the accepted method for municipalities, contractors, consultants, and manufacturers to record and track sewer pipe defects and assess the condition of infrastructure, leading to better planning for sewer rehabilitation or replacement. It is also being used as a benchmarking tool in stormwater systems, dams, and levee pipe systems.” Municipal Sewer and Water Magazine mswmag.com.