An aging 100 year old water main with a history of leaks, severe corrosion and subsequent poor water quality was lined by Belco Pipe Restoration over a two month period in the spring of 2016.
New York American Water Works contracted Belco Pipe Restoration for the rehabilitation project of this approximate 2 mile long, 12” cast iron domestic water pipe. This was completed with approval’s from the New York State and Nassau County Departments of Health, who enforce a zero VOC policy which is a Belco company standard.
Belco’s management team developed logistical plans that minimized disruption to the community and businesses along Merrick road, a four lane highway in Massapequa, NY. Our engineering team successfully lined through adverse field conditions, consisting of multiple trapezoid sweeps which went under small rivers and other utility services.
When Belco explained their proprietary Spray-in-place-pipe system (or SIPP), the client was very excited and moved quickly to secure a project, based on the unique technology provided.
“If the existing pipes are capable of being restored, lining provides a cost effective option that greatly reduces construction time and causes little-to- no disruption to the existing roadway.”Brian Bruce, President New York American Water Works
Utilizing state of the art computerized lining machines, a structural 3 mil (1/8th”) epoxy coating was evenly applied through the entire length of the project. Our engineering team has over 50 years of lining experience which spans multiple continents. Belco is a fully self-sustaining and bondable work force that provides impeccable service to our clients.
“Upgrading water infrastructure will be expensive, time consuming and negatively impact traffic flows unless we use less costly, more efficient pipeline rehabilitation processes like epoxy pipelining whenever possible.”Christopher Buday, Vice President NY American Water Works