Commissioned by the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA), the report, Corrosion Challenges – Urban Water Industry by Greg Moore, showed that the Australian water industry faces many challenges in the areas of asset management of ageing infrastructure.

Focusing on assets such as pipelines and treatment plants, the report estimated corrosion failure costs and identified where these costs might be attributable. The report also looked at some potential cost reduction strategies that could be implemented.

“During a pipeline failure event, there are intangible costs that can have a significant effect ...