Sewer Rehabilitation

Miami-Dade Almost Out of Money for Federally Mandated Sewage System Upgrades

Miami-Dade County, Fla., is on the brink of running out of money to pay for federally mandated upgrades to its outdated sewage system. This revelation comes just days after more than 700,000 gallons of sewage dumped into Biscayne Bay from the last remaining pump station yet to be scheduled for repairs.

Avanti International Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

Avanti International is proud to announce that the company has reached a milestone, celebrating 40 years as an industry leader.

Gas Distribution Replacement Work Continues Strong Pace

As recently as 2017, the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) estimated 30,000 miles of cast-iron pipe still carried gas in the United States, with the highest percentage of these mains located in older eastern cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Hard Work, Vision Bring Success to Great Lakes Fusion

As the owner of Great Lakes Fusion, Marks’ company specializes in all facets of landfill construction: excavation, drilling and HDPE pipe fusion services for pipe up to 65-inches and installation of methane and leachate collection systems. He’s also diversified by starting related companies.

22nd Annual Municipal Sewer/Water Infrastructure Survey

Underground Construction's exclusive annual survey revealed stronger budgets for many cities and growing expectations for a prolonged, stronger economy – but municipal personnel remain cautious.

Pipe Bursting Solution from Inside Park

In California’s San Francisco Bay Area, the Ross Valley Sanitary District faced several challenges on a project to rehabilitate or replace aging sanitary sewer infrastructure.

CUIRE Study Finds CIPP Reports Non-Conclusive

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education and the Institute for Underground Infrastructure in Germany have completed a four-month study on the review of published literature pertaining to chemical emissions of styrene-based res..

SPX to Acquire CUES

SPX Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase CUES, Inc., a leading manufacturer of pipeline inspection and rehabilitation equipment headquartered in Orlando, Fla. Under the terms of the agreement, a subsidiary of SPX will be merged with CUES’ parent company, ELXSI Corporation..

Juniper Capital Management Acquires Sewer Rehabilitation Companies

Infrastructure Services Group (ISG), a new investment platform created by Juniper Capital Management, in partnership with ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity and LionsWing Capital Partners LLC, has acquired Green Mountain Pipeline Services and Mr. Rehab Sewer Systems. Green Mountain and Mr. Sewer provid..

SippTech and SAK Construction Enter Into Exclusive National Installer Agreement

SIPP Technologies LLC (SippTech) today announced it has reached an agreement with SAK Construction LLC (SAK) for exclusive installation rights of its SippSteel™ robotic lining technology. Pursuant to the agreement, SAK is now the sole national installation contractor for SippTech’s multidimensional,..

Raven Lining Systems, VersaFlex Complete Merger

Raven Lining Systems® and VersaFlex® Inc. today announced the companies have merged, effective Jan. 1, 2018. As part of the merger, VersaFlex’s Polyurea University will be combined with Raven Lining Systems’ Certified Applicator Program to develop an industry leading training and technical support ..

CIPP Lateral Sewer Rehabilitation: Does It Perform As Expected?

By Larry Kiest, Jr. A major challenge faced by nearly every utility is how to address its aging underground infrastructure. Sewer pipes are failing from coast to coast as America finds itself on a fast track to replace or renew sewer collection systems. A major driving force is the mandate set fort..

Envirosight Releases Sewer Rehab Cutter Bit Selection Poster

To serve as a visual guide for sewer rehabilitation workers to follow when identifying the best cutter bit to use in any pipeline rehabilitation project, Pipeline Renewal Technologies, an Envirosight company, has released a new Rehab Cutter Bit Selection poster. The poster outlines the optimal condi..

Envirosight Publishes Sewer Rehab Strategy Worksheet

Pipeline Renewal Technologies, an Envirosight company, has published a Sewer Rehab Strategy Worksheet designed to quickly pinpoint a given pipe on a recommendation matrix.  The worksheet includes a two-axis checklist composed of 12 yes-no questions, and is a supplement to the company’s recent white ..

Vortex Companies, Deep Trekker Form Strategic Sewer Repair Partnership

The Vortex Companies announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Deep Trekker, a developer and manufacturer of commercial-grade pipe inspection crawlers and other remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Based in Canada, Deep Trekker and Vortex will aggressively attack the trench..

Michigan County Awards $32.7M Sewer Construction Contract

The Macomb Interceptor Drain Drainage District Board has awarded a construction contract, worth $32,710,583, to Dan’s Excavating of Shelby Township to repair the collapsed sewer interceptor along 15 Mile Road in Fraser. The board voted to approve the contract on Monday, March 13, 2017. The ..

SPIDER Manhole Inspection Scanner Provides New Perspective

CUES, a leading manufacturer of closed-circuit television pipeline inspection equipment, has introduced an innovative new wireless manhole scanning technology called the SPIDER scanner. The SPIDER scanner is the only truly wireless, color, manhole inspection technology in such a lightweight and com..

California Cries Foul Over Mexico Sewer Spill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to a report. The spill was caused Feb. 2 during rehabilitation of a sewage..

Bidding to Repair Mississippi Sewer System Begins

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Two companies have bid to begin repairs to Vicksburg’s 109-year-old sewer system, and it looks like costs will run over $1 million, said a city official. The Vicksburg Post reports ( that city public works director Garnet Van Norman told officials d..

Deal Diverts Some Sewage from Broken Pipe to Treatment Plant

FRASER, Mich. (AP) — Some sewage that normally flows through a now-collapsed suburban sewer pipe to a treatment plant in Detroit will be diverted to a separate facility northeast of the city. Macomb County Public Works officials said Friday that they reached an agreement to allow the sewage into th..

Most Evacuated Due to Detroit-Area Sinkhole Allowed Home

FRASER, Mich. (AP) — Most residents evacuated following last month’s collapse of a massive sewage line that caused a football field-sized sinkhole in suburban Detroit have been allowed home. Twenty-two houses were affected by the sinkhole in Fraser, including three that were condemned. Officials ha..

Officials: Fix to Philadelphia Sinkhole Could Take Days

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Water Department says it could take days to fix a sewer pipe and water main that led to a sinkhole that was large enough to swallow two cars in the city’s Fishtown section. A 30 foot-by-10-foot hole that was 5 feet deep developed after a six-inch water main brok..

Broken Sewer Line to Blame for Philadelphia Sinkhole

KENSINGTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Water Department is blaming a broken sewer line for the water main break that caused a large sinkhole to open and swallow two cars. It says over time, soil slowly eroded the aging system, causing a six-inch water line to shift and eventually break. That caused th..

Officials: Drilled Hole in Pipe May Have Caused Michigan Sinkhole

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A hole drilled through a concrete sewer line nearly 40 years ago may have led to soil erosion beneath another section of the pipe and the football field-sized sinkhole that has forced 22 families from their suburban Detroit homes. Macomb County Public Works Comm..

Michels Upgrades Sewer and Catch Basin Cleaning Service

Michels Pipe Services has added a cost-effective, environmentally sound approach to sewer and catch basin cleaning in the Midwest. The service augments Michels’ comprehensive water and sewer maintenance and rehabilitation services throughout the nation. Michels recently purchased eight Camel 1200 w..

Major Underground Utility Infrastructure Conference Brings Education, Equipment To Fort Worth, TX

The 2017 Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) is taking its benchmark education program to the Fort Worth Convention Center, Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Presented by Underground Construction magazine, UCT is the largest event in the United States focusing on undergroun..

Louisiana Parish to Get Loan to Rehabilitate Sewer System

HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) – Officials say St. Charles Parish is in line to receive a low-interest $8 million loan from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality that will be used starting next year to rehabilitate the parish’s sewer system. The New Orleans Advocate reports (

National Water Company Sponsors Pilot Project with SANIPOR® to Offer Flood Grouting for Lateral/Side Sewer Lines

National Water Company (NWC), has sponsored a pilot project in Seattle with SANIPOR® to offer flood grouting for qualifying lateral or side sewer lines insured by NWC. SANIPOR’s special flood grouting process internally floods an exterior sewer line all at once with two liquid silicate compounds th..

Gear up for Annual Fall Grout Boot Camp

The tradition continues as Aries, Avanti and Logiball join forces to produce the Annual Fall Group Boot Camp in Lithia Springs, GA, Sept. 14-15. Designed to enhance understanding of how and why injection grouting stops water infiltration in collection systems, the two-day boot camp caters to those ..

Aegion Awarded $12.4 Million Contract from Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Aegion Corporation has been awarded a $12.4 million contract by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to its Infrastructure Solutions platform for the rehabilitation of wastewater pipelines in the Village of Tinley Park, the Village of Oak Forest, Cook County Forest Reserve ..