Technology and Aging Water Infrastructures: Fond du Lac Seems is Finding Success

Recently in Riverhead, N.Y., a repair of an underground pipe was completed without excavation the road above it. The broken pipe connected a pond to a stream and cost around $15,000.

The town is starting to be proactive and trying to get ahead of broken pipes since most of the pipes are more than 50 years old. By avoiding road excavation, not only will he avoid road closures required when pipes must be physically dug up and replaced, the town avoids the risk of damaging other underground utilities beneath the asphalt. This is a particular concern downtown, where water mains, electric and gas lines, phone lines and drainage pipes all share a narrow roadbed. The location of the utilities, many of which were put in place decades ago, is often poorly mapped.

For those not aware, CIPP process is a resin-saturated felt tube made of polyester, fiberglass cloth or other materials suitable for resin impregnation and is inverted or pulled into a damaged pipe. It is usually done from the upstream access point. Little to no digging is involved in this trenchless process, making for a potentially more cost-effective and less disruptive method than traditional “dig and replace” pipe repair methods.

If you are looking for information on CIPP method or repairing pipes, contact Perma-Liner™ Industries today. For almost 20 years, we have developed systems to rehabilitate existing sewer systems without excavation. Our experience in the CIPP industry has allowed us to design, patent and manufacture state of the art technology in order for us to repair structures without excavation.

Attention all New York residents and installers, Perma-Liner™ Industries, LLC. has an event for you to attend! Everyone is invited to our NEW TECHNOLOGY LIVE DEMO Sept. 12 – 13 in New Castle, Del. Visit to register and find out more. You can expect to have our knowledgeable staff on hand demonstrating to you the latest CIPP technology. We hope to see you there!