Knoxville Utility Contracts with Insituform for Sewer Rehab

The Hallsdale-Powell Utility District in Knoxville, Tenn., awarded Insituform Technologies, Inc. two contracts with a combined value of $6.5 million.

Hallsdale-Powell will fund the projects with a state revolving fund loan secured through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The district had planned to complete this project in a series of contracts to be awarded over the next three years. However, by accessing the additional funds available through the ARRA, it will be able to upgrade its system more quickly, significantly reducing infiltration into its existing system.

Insituform will rehabilitate approximately 25 miles of sewer pipelines with its core cured-in-place pipe technology. The project is expected to be completed by June 2011.

The company will partner with the district as well as the engineering firm, Jordon Jones and Goulding, to inform Knoxville area residents about the project and the benefits of the rehabilitation efforts.

Insituform’s crew based in Knoxville will begin work on this project in March. A minority-owned business will provide the open-cut work and pipe-bursting for a portion of the project. Additional contractors from Tennessee will provide the required manhole rehabilitation, lateral rehabilitation, pipe bursting and closed-circuit television inspection services as subcontractors to Insituform.

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