Like many municipalities and utilities in Ohio, the city of Solon must work with an aging infrastructure network. One of
their recent issues involved an existing 8-inch vitrified clay, gravity sewer along Miles Road. Infiltration and inflow was unmanageable along this pipeline, and replacing the existing clay pipe, which was past its useful design life, was the only remedy. After reviewing available techniques and technologies, Burgess & Niple, Inc., an engineering firm in Painesville, Ohio, recommended pipe bursting as the preferred method of replacing the asset.
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