The majority of the new water main was installed using a horizontal directional drill which minimised the disruption and damage to the local residents’ lawns and gardens.
Scope of Works
The scope of works for the project included:
- temporary water supply
- supply of pipe and fittings
- installation of pipes
- all civil works
- installations of fittings
- testing and commissioning of the new mains
All works were delivered using internal HDD and civil crews.
Additional Work Awarded
Due to the successful completion of this project, UEA Trenchless was awarded a further package of works – an additional installation of 1.6 kilometres of a new 125mm PE water main and the reconnection of 45 house services.
One of the major concerns of the new package is the likelihood of hard ground conditions. To overcome this issue UEA will utilise one of its two DitchWitch AT3020 HDD rigs that is capable of dealing with the mixed ground conditions.
The current package of works is due to be completed by the end of March 2016.