Developing a Plan: City of Monroe, North Carolina Creates Static Pipe Bursting Water Main Replacement Program

The City of Monroe, North Carolina, is located approximately 25 miles southeast of the state’s largest city, Charlotte. Currently, the city of 34,000 people has approximately 1.6 million feet of water mains ranging in age from the 1930’s to the present day. Cast iron pipe is the oldest type of pipe in the water system […]

Finishing What They Started: KRG Utility Completes the NEI Phase 2 Static Pipe Bursting Project In Wilmington, NC

In 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a Special Order of Consent (SOC) with the state of North Carolina regarding a series of sanitary sewer overflows that occurred in the city of Wilmington. That SOC led to several challenging pipe bursting projects facilitated by trenchless contractor KRG Utility, Inc., Lenoir, NC. Since that time, […]

Bursting Along the Granville Gorge: R.H. White Tackles Tough Water Main Replacement Project

R.H. White, Auburn, Mass. recently tackled a particularly challenging water main replacement for the City of Westfield, Mass. The original pipe installed in 1898 along the Granville Gorge in Granville, MA. The pipe path was cut out of rock sidewall of gorge. The rugged terrain and difficult access would not allow open cut with large […]

Pulling Power in Amarillo, TX AJM Pipelines Bringing Swagelining Back

The Swagelining™ technique has been around for over 30 years. Developed in the late 1970s by British Gas and United Utilities in order to address the problem of failing pipeline systems, the technique showed great promise in the North American market early on. As utilization has continued throughout the world, AJM Pipelines (Jacksonville, Fla.) President […]

Murphy Pipelines: Pioneers of Pre-Chlorinated Pipe Bursting Set the Standard in Michigan

The versatility and capability of the static pipe bursting method continues to accelerate thanks in large part to contractors like Murphy Pipeline, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., that continue to push the method to achieve better, more effective results. A recent project in Livonia, Mich. demonstrates this point. Murphy Pipeline, Jacksonville, Fla., was awarded the contract to […]

Natural Gas Storage Field Expansion: HOSS Construction Provides Static Pipe Bursting Power

The Herscher storage field expansion project included the replacement and upgrading of a 2,300-foot, 6-inch fiberglass water line to an 8-inch SDR 11 HDPE line through pipe bursting. That particular line distributes water to and from water pump wells and water disposal wells. Pictured staged 8-inch HDPE. While big trenchless pipeline installation projects often receive […]