The design process involved several meetings with the Council’s operational staff, ensuring that UEA could design and construct a system with the client’s genuine input and ultimately providing a smooth and swift approval process. The design process also allowed for UEA to utilise its TT Grundoburst 800G for the works.
Before each pipe bursting operation commenced the Council shut down each water main for approximately five hours, during which time UEA also installed all connection details. The connection detail involved installing hydrants and isolation points on either end of the project. Temporary mains were installed to maintain water supply to all residents impacted by the main being taken out of service. Once the temporary main was made live, the existing main between the isolation points was shut down and the pipe bursting process of replacing the old main commenced. Upon completion of this process each house service was connected to the new main. Tees, additional hydrants and link ups were also completed. All new mains were then tested, cleaned, flushed and commissioned.
UEA has a commitment to protecting the environment, and managing the potential environmental impacts from the Water Mains Renewals Package was top priority. UEA provided an Environmental Management Plan for the project highlighting potential environmental risks presented by the project and the relevant risk mitigation and management procedures. UEA also created site specific Sediment Control Plans for the five locations, identifying key areas to be affected by the works and associated control measures.
The newly installed main was pressure-tested, swabbed, flushed and ultimately passed water sample testing, meeting all applicable standards without issue. Overall, UEA’s management and crew worked in conjunction with all stakeholders to provide a successful and environmentally sustainable project.