It’s no wonder, then, that Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services, which provides Portland residents with sewer installation and storm water management, uses cured-in-place-pipe technology for all its pipe rehabilitation projects.
Over one third of the Portland’s 2500 miles of sewer pipes are more than 80 years old. Because city officials want to protect water quality, public health and the environment, they have begun a massive restoration project that will either replace or repair aging sewers.
One of biggest reason officials chose CIPP technology was cost. In comparison to open cut methods, it is significantly less expensive – and disruptive, to both urban and natural environments – because CIPP doesn’t require engineers to dig trenches.
Instead, work crews access sewers from manholes to insert a flexible liner inside old pipes. Afterwards, they add hot water or steam to inflate and cure the liner, which gradually hardens to form a rigid, smooth surface that seals cracks and restores the pipe to near-new condition.
Formadrain, an industry leader in CIPP technology for 20 years, both understands and applauds Portland’s progressive vision. Our no-dig system – which works equally well for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal projects – can be used for a variety of applications, including underground pipes, rainwater leaders, vents and sanitary columns.
Cured in place pipe technology is the future of infrastructure rehabilitation. Let Formadrain show you a better, more cost-efficient way to your residential or municipal rehabilitate pipe systems today!