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Pipe bursting gravity sewers has long been an accepted rehabilitation practice throughout the United States. Bursting water and wastewater pressure pipes, however, is a fairly recent development. The use of static/hydraulic pipe burst equipment has replaced pneumatic bursting machines for pressure pipe and offers many advantages to the end-user, including the ability to use Fusible PVC® pipe as the replacement pipe.
On the east coast, North Carolina utilities are leaders in pressure pipe bursting with over 70,000 feet of mains – primarily of cast and ductile iron – replaced with Fusible PVC® pipe. Project delivery models include annual contracts, design-bid-build, and self-perform, depending on a municipality’s capabilities and inclinations. Below are the state’s leading practitioners of pressure pipe bursting using Fusible PVC® pipe.