Planning for new capacity must begin far in advance of transporting the first barrel of oil, refined petroleum product, or first cubic foot of natural gas. Pipeline companies must determine possible routes for the new pipelines; acquire the right-of-way (ROW) to build, operate and maintain the pipelines; engineer the actual system designs; and construct the pipelines. Each of these steps are subject to rigorous regulatory reviews and approvals. Construction can only begin after the route selection receives regulatory approval, the ROW is obtained, and the system design is completed.
Sustainable drainage and wastewater design are fundamental for the lasting development of agriculture and infrastructure. A well-planned system is necessary to adequately foster overall societal health, keep homes habitable and streets dry. Efficient drainage and wastewater management works hand in hand with effective recycling and waste management practices.
Drainage systems capture water, reclaim it, and convey it to an appropriate offsite location to be processed and treated for waste. When water is captured, it must be adequately processed for both hazardous and non-hazardous waste before it can be outlet into a body of water or reused.