Water

Pipe Bursting

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The Problem

As municipal water mains age and deteriorate they fail causing loss of service and property damage, they lose hydraulic capacity due to mineral buildup inside the pipe causing poor flows and reduced fire protection, and result in poor water quality.

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Solution

Pipe bursting is a trenchless method that replaces an existing pipe with a new pipe of the same or larger inner diameter without the need to excavate a trench.

Results

The Town of Greenville, Maine recently hired the Ted Berry Company to replace an existing 6” CI water main and install a new 6” HDPE pipe in its place by pipe bursting. The entire project was complete in just 4 days and reduced excavation by 90+% restoring water quality and hydraulic capacity.