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Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center in Portage County, Ohio Extends Water and Sewer Systems with Fusible PVC® Pipe

Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center, commonly known as the Ravenna Arsenal, is an Ohio Army National Guard military base located between Ravenna and Newton Falls, adjacent to the Village of Windham, Ohio. Before its present status as a training facility for the Ohio National Guard, Camp Ravenna was a military ammunition production facility for the United States Army. As an arsenal, the facility was at peak operation during World War II and served as an ammunition plant in various capacities until 1992. As such, Camp Ravenna remains an important part of the history of Portage County, Ohio.

In the winter of 2010, the Portage County Water Resources Engineering team completed the design of a water and wastewater main project for Camp Ravenna. H. M. Miller Construction of Mogadore, Ohio was awarded the project in March 2011.

The project called for the directional drill installation of 7,100 LF of 12" DR-18 Fusible C-900® water main and 5,500 LF of 8" DR-18 FPVC® force main, along with 2,100 LF of 8" gravity sewer. The pipelines, along with a new pump station, all came in under budget and were completed on schedule due to the efforts of H. M. Miller which (following training at the Underground Solutions Tech Center near Pittsburgh, PA) fused all of the Fusible PVC® pipe used on the project. The drills were accomplished with a Ditch Witch 4020 machine. Each directional drill shot averaged 900 LF in length.





Pipeline Details and Project Summary
Project: Ravenna Training and Logistical Site - Water and Sewer
Location: Ravenna, Ohio
Length: 12,600 LF
Pipe Size: 8" and 12" DR 18
Installation: HDD
Owner: Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Base
Engineer: Portage County Water Resources
Contactor: H. M. Miller Construction

Licensed fusion contractor, H.M. Miller fusing pipe strings


HDD insertion pit


Fusible PVC® pipe strings ready for HDD pull-in