Tiadaghton Valley Municipal Authority Lycoming County, PA

Directional Drill Force Main

Larson Design Group (LDG) provided grant and funding application preparation; survey and permit acquisition; preliminary and final design; bidding phase support; and construction administration and resident construction inspection services for the Tiadaghton Valley Municipal Authority’s (TVMA) for the construction of a new force main to transport wastewater to a new treatment facility in Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The force main’s alignment, which required crossing two sections of the river that are separated by Long Island, contain archeologically-sensitive areas prohibiting conventional open-trench construction. The crossing required a single 3,280-linear-foot horizontal direction drill (HDD) of 14-inch pipe. The pipeline also crosses working farmland requiring additional measures to ensure no wastewater leaked into the ground. All construction was performed during the non-growing season. The specifications required an additional 4,640-linear-feet of 14-inch DR18 fused pipe. The monolithic piping solution offered the additional peace of mind that the new force main would not leak.

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