Pre-Chlorinated Pipe Bursting

The wave of the future is here…using the pipe bursting method for waterlines is not only resident and owner friendly, but cost effective as well.

The water crisis in the United States is only going to get worse. A quick and easy way to make a difference is to rehabilitate the lines reducing water loss.

Meeting this challenge is difficult, but through the use Pre-Chlor Pipe Bursting and sound water management strategies, local governments can win this battle.

Pre-Chlor Pipe Bursting – Expanding the boundaries.


A proposed Contractor takes on all responsibility of ensuring that the project accounts for completion of all requirements, as noted in the other Supplemental Specifications and the City Development Criteria/Standards Manual. The Contractor must be prepared to work with the City Utility Engineering and Water Maintenance Departments to resolve any City concerns during construction. Any Contractor proposing to perform these methods on the project must meet the experience requirements listed, provide detailed references, and attend a pre-award interview at the City’s offices.

Valve Insertions and Line Stops

Line stopping is the process of blocking flow through a segment of water piping. This allows for temporary shut-off and flow control, enabling pipe maintenance without main shutdowns or interruption of service. The stopping of the flow can be accomplished in minutes.
Once the line is stopped, SKE is then able to insert a specialty gate valve directly into an existing water or waste water main - while the existing pipeline is under working pressure, without interruption of flow or service
By utilizing this method common problems such as tight quarters, utilities in the way, curb cuts or pavement removal are eliminated as work can be accomplished in a minimum area of excavation.


Leak Detection

Minimally evasive process that allows SKE to show any breaks or stops in your water lines, without disturbing the surrounding area. Allows for swift data return which can facilitate a speedy resolution of any leaks found. Water lost through a pinhole sized leak, can add up quickly. This water is referred to as “unaccounted for” water, and is a major source of lost revenue for most utilities. Higher electrical and chemical bills also result from pumping and treating lost water.



GIS Mapping of Water Systems

Geographic Information System mapping is used to depict the existing conditions of an area for the utilization of construction, engineering and planning. GIS data represents real objects (such as roads, land use, elevation, trees, waterways, etc.) with digital data, to show a clear, understandable and shareable picture of the condition and state of a site, before work is begun. Using GIS technology, we can digitally build your city’s streets from the underground, up!



Water Audits

Water Audits