Pipe-bursting replaces cracked sewer pipes under Durango streets

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Pipe-bursting replaces cracked sewer pipes under Durango streets

Trenchless technology saves money, may become more common in town
AUI employee Edwardo San Santiesteban works on replacing sewer lines near The Palace Restaurant. His company uses a pneumatic hammer, shaped like a bullet, to burst old sewer pipes and replace them with new lines. The city replaced 2,100 feet of sewer line this spring without digging any trenches.
A pneumatic hammer driven by a compressor is dragged by a winch in the path of old sewer lines around the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot. The city replaced 2,100 feet of sewer line this spring without digging any trenches using the technology.
A pneumatic hammer shaped like a bullet breaks apart sewer lines so new lines can be dragged through the existing tunnel. The city replaced 2,100 feet of sewer line this spring without digging any trenches using this technology. Lines along Narrow Gauge Avenue from Eighth Street to College Drive were replaced. The city also replaced lines to businesses near the train station and under the train yard.

Pipe-bursting replaces cracked sewer pipes under Durango streets

AUI employee Edwardo San Santiesteban works on replacing sewer lines near The Palace Restaurant. His company uses a pneumatic hammer, shaped like a bullet, to burst old sewer pipes and replace them with new lines. The city replaced 2,100 feet of sewer line this spring without digging any trenches.
A pneumatic hammer driven by a compressor is dragged by a winch in the path of old sewer lines around the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot. The city replaced 2,100 feet of sewer line this spring without digging any trenches using the technology.
A pneumatic hammer shaped like a bullet breaks apart sewer lines so new lines can be dragged through the existing tunnel. The city replaced 2,100 feet of sewer line this spring without digging any trenches using this technology. Lines along Narrow Gauge Avenue from Eighth Street to College Drive were replaced. The city also replaced lines to businesses near the train station and under the train yard.
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