City of Olathe, KS Utilizes FPVC® Pipe for Gravity Sewer Pipe Burst Project

Underground Solutions, Inc. (UGSI) was recently selected by the City of Olathe, KS to provide FPVC® pipe for a sewer line expansion project in the North Frisco Lake area. The new gravity sewer line was installed under a road, in a narrow right-of-way area between the lake and a tree covered residential area.

Pipeline Details and Project Summary
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  • N. Frisco Lake Sewer Linee
  • Olathe, KS
  • Gravity Sewer Line
  • 1,000 LF of 14" DR25 FPVC®
  • Pipe Bursting
  • David Reuter (816)518-5162 (

The City needed to increase the flow capacity of an existing 10" clay sewer line in the neighborhood surrounding North Frisco Lake. PVC pipe material was chosen for the new sewer line based on longevity, corrosion resistance, and pipe stiffness to hold grade. FPVC® pipe was selected for the pipe bursting sections of the project because of cost, material continuity, and ease of connection to the new bell-and-spigot PVC pipe used in the direct bury sections.

Dave Bries, Utilities Maintenance Superintendent with the City of Olathe, stated: "We needed to increase the capacity of the existing sewer line to accommodate increased demand during peak periods, so we upsized the existing 10" clay line to 14" FPVC® pipe. The connection from 14" FPVC® pipe to 15" bell-and-spigot sewer size PVC in the open-cut areas was easy using standard PVC fittings."

Installation of the FPVC® pipe was done in three separate bursts. The City of Olathe performed the installation with their crews, using TT Technologies, Inc. pipe bursting equipment.

For additional project information or references, contact David Reuter.