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Pipe Break Data Analysis In Emilia-Romagna, Italy: A First Step Towards Effective Management Of Water Distribution Networks

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK000211

Volume

45

Pages

8

Published

2000

Size

904 kb

Author(s)

V. Di Federico, S. Mazzacane & G. Bizzanf

Abstract

As part of an effort to reorganize the water services in Italy, this study analyzes several urban water distribution networks in Regione Emilia-Romagna, in Northern Italy. The study focuses on breaks in pipes constituting the network during the years 1994-1997. First, a standard recording format was developed to collect and classify pipe break data and other information in networks with widely different structure and characteristics. Second, data were analyzed to determine the spatial and temporal distribution of breaks in space and time for each network; the yearly and seasonal mean break rates were evaluated for each material, to individuate significant trends in time and no

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