Insituform Technologies, Inc., through its Canadian subsidiary Insituform Technologies Limited, has been awarded a $4.4-million contract from the City of Victoria, B.C. Insituform will use its PuraGuardTM technology, a close-fit polyethylene solution for water pipe renewal, to rehabilitate 14,750 feet of high-pressure steel pipes, ranging in diameter from 8″ to 24″.

PuraGuardTM is part of the company’s products for the trenchless rehabilitation of potable water lines. Unlike traditional open cut methods of renewing water pipes, trenchless techniques repair pipelines with less digging, disruption or environmental impact.

Insituform will rehabilitate an integral part of the city’s water transmission system, which is located mostly in residential areas, requiring increased coordination to maintain service to the city and to communicate with residents. The company will complete the work in Victoria in 26 installations, rehabilitating 13,900 feet of 20″, 550 feet of 24″ and 300 feet of 8″ water lines. Work began in late November and is expected to be completed in August 2009.

See our November/December issue for more on Insituform and other trenchless technologies.

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