Laclede Gas Discovers Alternative Method For Cathodic Protection

Process Helps Speed Anode Installation Process
May 2009 Vol. 64 No. 5

“A lot of times we’ll have to put the anodes maybe six or 8 feet away from the main especially if the line is in the street,” he says. “In these cases we will dig a hole away from the main, then use the water wand to bore a hole horizontally over to the main and pull the wire through. It helps save us a lot of time and rehabilitation costs.”

Pieper reveals the new process is helping Laclede Gas in other ways as well.

“We are finding all kinds of uses for the vacuum excavator from cleaning valve boxes to digging post holes – the unit is very versatile and is used on a daily basis,” he says.

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Laclede Gas, (314) 621-6960,