CBPU invests in CIPP solution

The Coldwater Board of Public Utilities (CBPU) will invest US$227,000 in cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) solutions for its water systems.

During a CBPU Board of Directors meeting on 18 September, Director Jeffery Budd discussed the CIPP River Interceptor Rehabilitation project.

In a memo to the directors, Mr Budd said engineers – Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc (FTCH) – had identified the sanitary interceptor running alongside the Sauk River in Coldstream, Michigan as a significant source of water infiltration.

After their investigation, approximately 1.2 km was recommended for relining in order to extend useful life and reduce water infiltration in the system.

The decision to use CIPP came after the board had already approved Inland Waters Pollution Control for a relining contract worth US$96,000, which was significantly less than the engineering estimate of US$165,000.

FTCH requested an addition to the original contract for the river interceptor project, under which the contracted works would be carried out over three phases.

Inland Waters’ final bid again came in at a lower cost than the engineering budget, quoting US$227,000 for all three phases.

The bid was also made more attractive to CBPU due to reduced mobilisation costs and the project being able to start in fall, to be completed before the beginning of the wet season.

For more information visit the CBPU website.

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