Case Study: 100km Sewer Rehabilitation Ecuador. This presentation will examine a 2022 ISTT Award-winning rehabilitation project in Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador. Nearly 100km of wastewater network was rehabilitated in a heavily populated and trafficked area, directly contributing quality-of-life benefits to more than 325,000 residents who had routinely been subjected to inadequate wastewater treatment and street-level overflows. Since trenchless technology was practically unknown in the region, the project required enormous coordination efforts, including weekly community information sessions and trenchless training for up to 200 local workers. Further, this presentation will outline and walk through the processes of identifying major rehabilitation projects in Central & South America, building organic community support during the proposal RFQ process, and creating the community first-infrastructure of the future.
1. Recap the 2022 ISTT Award-winning Guayaquil, Ecuador wastewater rehabilitation project
2. Discuss how to approach municipalities for major wastewater infrastructure rehabilitation projects in Central and South America and identify the advantages of community engagement in such projects
3. Consider the cost value and benefits of future looking, community-first solutions
4. Outline valuable rehabilitation best practices to create lifetime clients