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Hernando County Utilities has employed Fusible PVC® pipe technology on over a dozen water and wastewater pipeline projects between 2008 and 2012. Pipe sizes have ranged from 4-inch to 18-inch for horizontal directional drill (HDD) requirements, ranging from less than 100 LF to over 1,500 LF. Trenchless installation elements have been commonly employed along various portions of new pipeline alignments to simplify and reduce installation costs when crossing roads, driveways, drainage structures, ditches, golf courses, creeks, wetlands, and improved areas where open-cut restoration costs can be prohibitive. According to Mark Morgan, Hernando County Utilities Senior Engineer, "Across many projects, Fusible PVC® pipe has proven to be more cost effective than HDPE, while providing PVC maintenance ease for HDD sectors and eliminating the potential disinfectant attack issues we've experienced with HDPE service lines."
Given its success with Fusible PVC® pipe, the County is now evaluating FlowGuard® Bendable service line pipe from UGSI as an alternative to HDPE for water service lines. Reduced pipe life due to disinfectant attack is not a factor with FlowGuard® Bendable's CPVC composite pipe material.
|Selected Projects With Fusible PVC®: Name, Contractor, Scope Summary|
|Alderwood Force Main||Gigliotti Contracting North, 10" - 320 LF, 2 HDDs|
|Airport Water Main Interconnect||Ciraco Underground, 12" - 360 LF, 2 HDDs|
|Spring Hill Dr/US41 WM||HB Industries, 12" & 16" - 7,300 LF, 11 HDDs|
|Brookridge Force Main||Hamlet Construction, 10" - 4,200 LF, 7 HDDs|
|Weeki Wachee Force Main||Deeb Construction, 4", 6", 8", & 10" - 3,200 LF, 11 HDDs|
|Sunshine Grove Rd Imp.||Goodwin Brothers Const. 10" & 16" - 2,900 LF, 6 HDDs|
|US19/SR50 PS & FM||Felix & Associates, 18" - 3,600 LF, 6 HDDs|
|Northcliffe Force Main||Andrew Sitework, 16" - 6,700 LF, 8 HDDs & 1 J&B|
|Dogwood Estates WM||Pave-Rite, 8" & 12" - 2,600 LF, 5 HDDs|
|US19S WM/FM Extensions||Pepper Contracting Services, 8", 12", 16"- 4300 LF, 24 HDDs.|