Pipeline Excavation

Leander, Texas, water treatment plant undergoes shutdown for underwater pipeline repairs

The Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) water treatment plant was shut down Monday morning for necessary repairs to replace approximately 1,400 feet of underwater pipeline. Scheduled intensive construction work on the pipeline is set to commence Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Extended reprieve for New Orleans water systems as saltwater intrusion slows

Authorities said that saltwater inching up the Mississippi River is progressing more slowly than projected, meaning water systems in the greater New Orleans area that draw drinking water from the river have additional weeks to prepare.

Swift completion of New Orleans sewer repairs ends release of raw sewage into Mississippi River

(UI) — The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board has successfully ceased the discharge of untreated sewage into the Mississippi River after accomplishing vital repairs to a 60-year-old, 60-inch sewer force main situated in the St. Roch neighborhood.

Jackson, Mich., accelerates efforts to replace 11,000 lead service lines

(UI) — As of July 2023, the city of Jackson has successfully replaced 476 lead lines, but there are still 10,863 lines remaining to be addressed. To expedite this crucial effort, Jackson's Department of Public Works has assembled a crew solely focused on carrying out these line replacements.

Cities prioritize water main replacement, neglecting buried lead pipes

Around the country, utilities have been leaving lead pipe in the ground even when it is easiest to remove during water main work. Worse, they have been removing sections, disturbing the pipe and leaving the rest, which can spike lead levels, causing harm that will last a lifetime, an investigation by The Associated Press has found.

Consultants: Design issues, operations lapses led to big Keystone pipeline oil spill

Pipeline design issues, lapses by its operators and problems caused during its construction led to a massive oil spill on the Keystone pipeline system in northeastern Kansas, according to a report for U.S. government regulators.

Call or Click for Safe Digging

Calling 811 before any digging begins starts the process of identifying and marking buried utility lines in the United States and preventing the damage, service disruption, injuries, potential fines and costly repairs that result from unintentionally hitting them.