Underground Solutions provides infrastructure technologies for water and sewer applications. UGSI's Fusible PVC® products contain a proprietary PVC formulation that, when combined with UGSI's patented fusion process, results in a monolithic, fully-restrained, gasket-free, leak-free piping system. Fusible C-900® and Fusible C-905® both comply with AWWA C900 and C905 respectively and are certified to NSF 61.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

City of Taylor Embarks on Major Water Main Replacement Program with Fusible PVC® Pipe and Static-Pull Pipe Bursting

In February 2013, the City of Taylor, Michigan kicked off an extensive water main replacement program.
Ultimately, 25,780 LF of 8-inch and 12-inch Fusible PVC® pipe would be installed in the tight confines of Taylor’s residential neighborhoods, with the majority of the new pipe replacing 8-inch cast iron water mains originally installed over a half century ago. In order to minimize the disruptive impact of construction, the City decided to install the replacement pipe using trenchless methods.

Approximately 16,780 LF of the project was completed by static-pull pipe bursting, with another 9,000 LF
installed via horizontal directional drilling (HDD). There were more than 400 service saddles installed on the Fusible PVC® pipe throughout the project. The City used the same standard service saddles used with its belland-spigot PVC pipe. The fused pipe strings were charged, chlorinated, and pressure tested prior to pull-in.

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WM Improvements - Taylor, MI