Seeking Member Volunteers to Participate in a Pipe Repair/Refurbishment Pilot Program

Release Date: 
Aug 22, 2022

Seeking Member Volunteers to Participate in a Pipe Repair/Refurbishment Pilot Program

The water supply pipes in masonry homes, and waste pipes in all masonry  and frame homes, are approaching the end of their useful life; the waste pipes in frame homes and water supply and waste pipes in masonry homes are scheduled to be replaced or refurbished during 2024-2028 and 2030- 2034 respectively.

GHI proposes to undertake a pipe repair/ refurbishment pilot program during 2023 in a total of approximately 24 to 32 frame and masonry units. The pilot program would provide the following benefits:

  1. Determine effective methodologies for replacing and/or refurbishing existing piping.
  2. Identify technical and process solutions to improve the outcome of the GHI-wide replacement/refurbishment project.
  3. Identify problem areas, both technical and member-related, and develop effective solutions.
  4. Accurately identify and control the cost of the work.
  5. Gauge and improve member experiences during the replacement/refurbishment process.

More information about the proposed pilot program can be obtained by reading the GHI Pipe Repair / Refurbishment Pilot Program report below that the Buildings Committee prepared.

GHI staff is in the process of selecting rows of units for the Plumbing Pipe Repair and Refurbishment Pilot Program and invites members to participate in the program by filling out a volunteer interest form via the following link, on or before September 30, 2022:

 https://forms.gle/7DQeFkG1bYoykLYk8