Underground Solutions

With over approximately 4 million feet of installed water & sewer pipe in thousands of projects, Fusible PVC™ is the fastest growing pipe material choice in North America.

The city of Sacramento, CA, has been working for several decades to replace approximately 63,000 linear feet of riveted steel water transmission mains that were installed between 1870 and 1950.

“Quick and quiet,” is how John Riera, Water Resources manager for St. Petersburg, FL, describes a recent pipe bursting project using fused PVC piping in a residential area of his city. “Homeowners appreciated the speed and minimal disruption of the project,” he says. “We didn’t have a single complaint.”

Want to know what's happening with leaders in the underground construction industry--what they can do, where they can do it, and what's next? Check out the 2010 Capabilities Guide, where companies show off their strengths and innovations for the underground market. Need more information than you find here? Don't forget to investigate the buyer's guide.

The completion of another record breaking pipe installation, this time at Parris Island, a marine training base in Beaufort, SC, marks a series of successful and lengthy crossings of Fusible PVC (FPVC) pipe. Beaufort Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) contracted Mears Group Inc. to horizontally directional drill two crossings, 6,400 feet of 16-inch DR 18 FPVC and 600 feet of 16-inch DR 21 FPVC.

Download the October 2009 Capabilities Guide, featuring Astec Underground, Avanti, Cretex Specialty Products, Hobas Pipe, IPEX, ISCO Industries, John Deere, Mears McElroy Manufacturing, Melfred Borzall, Mersino, Miller Pipeline Corp, Sauereisen, Superior Drillpipe, TT Technologies, Time Machine, Underground Solutions, Vacmasters, Vacuworx and Vermeer.

The Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA), formerly known as the Gulf Coast Trenchless Association, invites you to join a group of expert speakers from across North America who will share their knowledge and insight into the critically important water infrastructure market.

The Plastics Pipe Institute’s (PPI) new brochure, A Greener Infrastructure, is now available in both digital and print editions.

Increasingly, sliplining of compromised water pipelines with Fusible PVC is becoming the preferred method of rehabilitation for water lines in congested suburban centers.

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