Conquering the Limitations

Horizontal directional drilling facilitates the flow of new development in Wichita
Conquering the Limitations
The final section of 32.6-inch HDPE water pipe disappears beneath Dry Creek through a 44-inch bore path descending to a depth of 31 feet for a 680-foot run. (Photos courtesy of Horizontal Boring & Tunneling Co.)

With development expanding in the northwest section of Wichita, Kan., the city hired local contractor Wildcat Construction to open-cut and replace 10-inch water mains with 32.6-inch HDPE pipe.

The project also included extending the upgraded mains. One line would pass under Dry...

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