Cleveland Utilities in Cleveland, Tennessee, has proactivelyembraced the benefits of trenchless solutions to rehabilitateits existing aging infrastructure in a cost-effective andcustomer-sensitive manner. In addition to its ongoingcured-in-place pipe (CIPP) gravity sewer rehabilitationprogram, they recently replaced a 20-year old cementmortar lined ductile iron gravity sewer pipeline that wasfailing due to hydrogen sulfide corrosion.
The existing 14-inch pipeline was located within the R.O.W. ofUS 27, a major four lane arterial collector road that has significantcommercial development in Cleveland. Standard CIPP could not beutilized due to the severe deterioration of the existing ductile ironpipe and open-cut replacement would have been both expensiveand socially undesirable due to the substantial traffic control andbusiness interruption it would require.<<Read more about the pipe bursting solution here>>