Should you ditch the dig?

Which repair/rehab method do you use? Cured-in-place piping ranked highest for methods to repair or rehabilitate pipe. No respondents use pipe eating. Source: PUBLIC WORKS

Crews set up a boring pit to jack a casing into place under Interstate 80 in Illinois for water and sewer installation. Photos: Pam Broviak

This boring head and auger is used to penetrate soil and convey it back to the receiving pit. Special rock heads are also made to penetrate solid rock.

Built-up scale in water lines can be removed through the use of trenchless methods such as air scouring and pigging.

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