It’s a real testament of forward thinking councils and government bodies who are recognising the benefits of trenchless pipelines project over slower and potentially more costly trenched pipelines.
A recent PVC pipeline project in City of Napa, California including 7,400 feet of PVC pipeline installed using trenchless technology – a record in the distance a PVC trenchless project has travelled.
The choice of trenchless technology provided engineers and council officials with a real solution to a project that was fraught with environmental constraints and location difficulties which included the crippling costs of purchasing easements from residential properties at an approximate cost of US $15,000 per 120 sq ft of each property
Projects overseas are showing the huge potential for PVC Trenchless pipelines. Project Engineer Megan Thomas recently gave an interesting and thorough interview to Trenchless International on the challenges of this impressive project.