Water is one of the top natural resources in the world that we use every single day. In the United States, piped water from utilities, for business, and home take 11% of water use each day. But before it even reaches us, there is a lot of work involved behind the scenes to ensure that it is safe for consumption.
Laying water pipelines needs to be done according to strict regulations so it can be used for a long time and also ensure that it promotes water-efficient landscaping. Before starting a waterline project, it is important to have a solid design development to avoid any problems in the future.
The design development should contain:
- The type of soil
- The area of the working zone
- Method of insulation
- Calculations for the pipe material
- The ground’s depth
Factors to Consider
Nowadays, installing underground utilities such as water pipes is done through directional boring since it is a trenchless method that requires minimal surface disturbance. Using a surface-launched bore machine, this method drills horizontally underground and a predetermined bore bath quickly and efficiently. Nevertheless, many factors are also taken into account by a directional boring contractor before the actual work starts. Some of these factors include:
Significant Construction Noise
Significant construction noise is associated with every project, and should fall within the legal limits set by the city or town. Your directional drilling contractor should be able to provide you information on what to expect regarding this matter.
Significant construction fatigue is present in many residential and business areas due to repeated waves of redevelopment over the years
Traffic and Pedestrian Control Plan
Laying down a water pipe will involve utilities that can affect traffic and parking. Your directional drilling contractor should provide a detailed traffic and pedestrian control plan to maintain its access during construction.
Because of the complexities of laying water pipelines, notifying, and communicating these factors to the affected parties should be done in advance.
Before the actual work begins, property owners should receive mass mailings notifying them about the work. The letter should have a brief overview, details, contact information, and any other details of what to expect.
Door hangers or handouts are distributed to every location that will be impacted by the project. It will have information about the proposed schedule of the project, contact information, and where to find more information about it, such as a web page about the project.
Public meetings and coordination with Major Businesses
Meetings will be held with major businesses and other entities such as downtown hotels, performance centers, and theatres since a waterline project may heavily impact them. These meetings are held to gather feedback and to work together with a solid plan in addressing concerns ahead of time.
Project Website or Social Media Page
The website or social page about the project will feature a map of the project area, schedule, contact information, and frequently asked questions. During the construction, your directional boring contractor will provide detailed scheduled updates across all social media pages and the website.
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