Friday, March 20, 2009

A wider view of M&V

Just the other day, when I opened my front door to leave for work, I saw a man with a big stick peering quizzically into an inspection pit (I still call them ‘man-holes’) in my front garden. When I asked him what he was doing, he explained there was a sewage leak. I asked him was it a leak from my house, or the neighbor? “I don’t know sir” he replied, “…it’s a leak”.  “But where exactly?” I asked.  “We don’t know sir, we have to inspect ALL the pits in your community, because we have no monitoring or detection system”. 
From an article at I thought that this wider look at the low-tech reality of most facilities managements was interesting.

Nathan Shetterley (
EVO New Media Director