Riverhead Tries Innovative Approach to Trench-Less Underground Pipe Repair

Riverhead Tries Innovative Approach to Trench-Less Underground Pipe Repair

Denise Civiletti | Riverhead Local

The Riverhead Highway Department recently completed repair of an underground pipe without opening the road above it.

New Jersey-based National Water Main Cleaning Company handled the repair of a pipe under Fanning Street in Riverhead that connects a pond to a stream. The repair was done with an innovative fiberglass pipe-lining technology developed in Germany, said Ralph Sergio of National Water Main Cleaning Company. The underground pipe is lined with fiberglass material that is cured in place using ultraviolet light.

The end result is an underground pipe that’s like new without the cost and headaches involved in excavating and replacing an existing pipe, Sergio said…(Read the full story)

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