Daytona Beach Races Ahead With HDD Solutions

daytona-beachIn June 2008, a 16-inch-diameter cast iron water main ruptured in Daytona Beach, FL. The main, one of three that service nearby barrier islands and beaches, was 61 years old.

The city of Daytona Beach’s Utilities Department sought a speedy solution to the faulty main that put additional stress on two remaining water mains, both of which are also 50 to 60-years old. Only three months were needed to get from mobilization to activation of a new replacement line.

Since the repairs were critical in nature, an Agenda Summary available through the city stated that “considerable additional stress” was placed on the remaining two mains and that because of the age of the mains crossing the Halifax River, there was “considerable uncertainty as to how long the two currently serviceable water mains would be able to sustain the increased stress levels of an extended emergency.”

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