LONG POND WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN FALMOUTH, MA
Installed 2” – 24” HDPE water intake lines for drinking water for the town of Falmouth, MA, with Methuen Construction
- Using divers to change out drill tooling in 30’ of water
- Not having the ability to use any motorized equipment in the water due to the fact that the town was actively using the pond for the existing water supply
- Having a tight window to install all 4 lines, but still having to keep all lines close enough for the changing water levels
- Soil conditions consisting of large rocks and flowing sand
Benefit to the client:
The HDD method allowed us to avoiding the traditional open cut method, which would have involved driving sheet pile and dewatering the project in 30’ of water, a 3-4 month process. Using HDD, all 4 lines were installed in 7 days.