Certa-Flo®­ Helps Maryland Water and Wastewater Utility Minimize Disturbance in Congested Areas

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)

OVERVIEW

Summary: 

Serving nearly 1.8 million residents and maintaining more than 5,500 miles of fresh water pipeline and nearly 5,400 miles of sewer pipeline in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., Washington Suburban Sanitary Sewer Commission (WSSC) is the eighth largest water and wastewater utility in the nation. With the congested population and affluent neighborhoods in its service area, the WSSC is constantly looking for new ways to minimize disturbance to traffic and private residences during water and sewer main maintenance. The traditional open-trench method of replacing water and sewer pipe in urban and suburban areas often tears up landscaping, uproots trees, blocks driveway access and sometimes forces the closure of multiple traffic lanes on busy roads. It was factors like these that drew the WSSC to the less-invasive trenchless pipe replacement method of pipe bursting a few years ago.

SPECIFICATIONS

Environment
Environment: 
Highway
Residential
Suburban
Product Family
Product Family: 
Municipal
Product
Product: 
Certa-Flo
Installation Method
Installation Method: 
Static Pipe Bursting
Location
Location: 
Maryland
Contractor
Contractor: 
Midas Utilities Inc., College Park, Md.
Engineering Firm
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