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In May 2006, Underground Solutions (UGSI) was contracted by Horseshoe Construction to provide Fusible C-905® pipe and fusion services for the slipline repair of a failing concrete water line along heavily traveled Zaragosa Boulevard in El Paso, TX. UGSI provided the pipe and fusion services while Horseshoe Construction did the pipe installation and provided butterfly valves, air/vacuum valves, blow-off installations, reconnections, laterals, and grouting of the annular space. UGSI began work in August 2006 and completed final pressure testing in January 2007.
Horseshoe Construction selected Fusible C-905® pipe based on savings in pipe material and associated appurtenances in the pipeline vs. the alternative of using HDPE pipe. By selecting Fusible C-905® Horseshoe Construction was able to reduce the owner's costs because Fusible C-905® is a standard O.D. pipe using 24" ductile iron pipe size fittings, valves and appurtenances while achieving the required pressure class and nominal 24" I.D. HDPE was considered, but in order to achieve the required pressure class and pipe I.D., the contractor would have had to upsize to 30" DR11 pipe, valves, fittings, and appurtenances which would have increased project costs. For additional project information, please call Marty Scanlan.