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Pipe Bursting on the North Shore: The City of Duluth’s Productive In-House Program is Gaining Momentum & Fans

The City of Duluth, Minnesota, is facing a problem familiar to many municipalities around the country, an aging and slowly failing infrastructure.  The issue has made itself known in the city’s water services area through multiple water main breaks every year.  The city, with a population of 86,000 people, provides drinking water to its residents […]

WaterOne Getting it Done: Pipe Bursting Program Flourishes In-House

The problem is the same for many municipalities and public utilities, system infrastructure is aging rapidly, but the need to continue to provide value to customers, in terms of rates and consistent services, has to be maintained.  Ignoring the problem or providing a Band-Aid solution to the problem isn’t going to help anyone long term. […]

Lake Tahoe Steel Water Main Replacement via Pipe Bursting

Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID) out of Lake Tahoe, NV designed a 2,500 linear feet steel water main distribution system replacement project.  The project included pipe bursting (splitting) existing 6- and 8-inch steel water mains and replacing with new 8-inch Fusible C 900 PVC pipe. The pipe bursting system utilized specialty cutters and expanders […]

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 […]