Slip Lining

Large Diameter Concrete Sewer Rehabilitation FY09

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, NM
Final Contract Amount: $8,647,400.00

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) took a proactive instead if reactive approach to addressing aging and failing interceptor sewer lines.  This project consisted of two trenchless rehabilitation methods, sliplining and cured in place process (CIPP) for the rehabilitation of large diameter sewer lines. AUI installed approximately 12,210 LF of the project utilizing sliplining, 5,625 LF of CIPP rehabilitation and 500 LF using open cut. Pipe diameters varied from 12-inch to 78-inch. There was also extensive manhole rehabilitation that incorporated strong seal and Zebron Coating treatment with several of the new 6’ and 8’ diameter manholes reaching depths of 14’. The segments of the project were located within various locations, and when combined with the several rehabilitation methods used, several challenges were created throughout this project.

During the CIPP installation, the project was especially complicated due to the use of dewatering and by-pass pumping in challenging scenarios. The by-pass of 48-inch SAS main across busy roadways was accomplished by AUI setting up over 5,300 LF of 18-inch HDPE which was used as the discharge line to support the by-passing of the sewer line. With bypass flows up to 10 MGD for a consecutive 1 ½ month period, this constituted a 24-hour pump watch. The 48-inch SAS snaked through the backyards of residences and businesses, with one manhole actually located on a homeowner’s property. AUI worked with property owners and various city and county entities to assure all interests were considered, while maintaining project schedule and scope. The 12-inch CIPP took place under Interstate 40. The old sewer line cut across the interstate at a depth of 14 VF. By-pass pumping was accomplished through a series of storm drains under the interstate so the CIPP process could proceed. Once the sewer line was by-passed the CIPP was installed within 6 hours. A siphon that ran under a major storm drain concrete channel was the location of the 30-inch RCP line that was to be cured in place. With the depth of the sewer line in excess of 25 VF, the siphon had to be dewatered. The line was also severely congested with caked grease and debris. AUI subcontracted Pro Pipe Services to clean the line with the use of a special chain and nozzle combination to dislodge the grease buildup, and clean the inside of the siphon so that the dewatering and CIPP process could be completed, and flows returned to normal.

Over 17,000 LF of both Slip line and CIPP were used as successful trenchless methods to rehabilitate Albuquerque’s aging interceptor sewer lines. AUI once again provided efficient and effective management of both in-house personnel and subcontractors to achieve project success.


Central Valley Road Sewer Rehabilitation

Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility
Project Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Contract Amount: $1,137,157.00

AUI was invited to bid to slip-line aging and failing concrete sewer mains going into the privately held Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility (CVWR). This constituted AUI’s largest slip-line pipe size to date. The project consisted of slip-lining the existing 84” i.d. RCP with 78” i.d Hobas & 54” i.d. RCP and 48” i.d. pipe.  AUI was able to accomplish this task by first utilizing Southwest Sewer Services to clean and CCTV the lines. Once this was accomplished AUI was successful in slip-lining 1,270 lf of 78” and 864 lf of 48” pipe. Due to the quality and safe of the work performed, the project was completed on time and on budget. CVWR was so impressed, as this was their first time utilizing trenchless technologies, that they are already planning future projects on other areas of their lines utilizing the slip-line method.

Project News

AUI Breaks Ground on Largest Project in Company History

Rio Bravo Groundbreaking

July 31, 2017–

The NMDOT held a groundbreaking ceremony for the I-25/Rio Bravo Interchange Project today, and construction is scheduled to begin on August 8th.

The $50M project is the largest in AUI’s 36-year history.
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Employee News

Deluca Presented with Albuquerque Good Samaritan Award

Photo of Mayor Richard Berry presenting Good Samaritan Award to Anthony Deluca.

September 1, 2017–

Today, Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized Anthony Deluca as this week’s Good Samaritan for helping a man who was blind cross a busy intersection. Deluca is an employee of AUI, Inc., a contractor for the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project. Read more…