The Case for Microtunneling for Collections Systems | WWD Weekly Digest

Dec. 1, 2022
Roads, rivers and streams can make open cut pipe installation difficult, and microtunneling can provide a solution to those problems.

Open cut installation of pipe for collection systems run into challenges when presented with obstructions such as roads, rivers, and streams. It also can make construction more difficult in areas that are environmentally sensitive.

Jason Vernooy, project manager for GHD, explains how micro-tunneling can be beneficial to collection systems construction across the country. He shares how it differs from other trenchless technologies and highlights applications where it has been most effective in his experience.

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  • Intro | 0:00
  • What is microtunneling | 0:22
  • Benefits of trenchless technology | 1:02
  • Environmentally sensitive areas | 1:43
  • Applications ripe for trenchless technology use | 2:31
  • Outro | 3:25

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Bob Crossen

Bob Crossen is the editorial director for the Endeavor Business Media Water Group, which publishes WaterWorld, Wastewater Digest and Stormwater Solutions. Crossen graduated from Illinois State University in Dec. 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He worked for Campbell Publications, a weekly newspaper company in rural Illinois outside St. Louis for four years as a reporter and regional editor. 

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