Squeeze Play

Pipe reduction technology enables three contractors to replace a critical transmission main for a Texas water utility
Squeeze Play
The 1250G Grundoburst static ram and extraction cage from TT Technologies sits in one of two 50- by 12-foot-deep pulling pits. The welded 1,000-foot run of HDPE pipe rests beside it on elevated rollers. (Photos courtesy of Swagelining Ltd.)

A leaking 30-inch cast-iron water transmission main was a long-standing problem for a neighborhood in Amarillo, Texas. Installed in 1927 when there were no houses, the 5,000-foot line supplies the Bonham Street Pump Station.

A 700-foot section crosses two streets and runs...

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