Addressing Municipal Pipe Repair Challenges

Municipal pipe repair may be a vital service, but every business and driver in the municipality shudders at the thought. Traditional, trench pipe repair techniques require lots of messy digging and closed sidewalks at the very least. At worst, they actually stop traffic. Detours lead customers away from local businesses. Many of those businesses probably won’t be open, though, because traditional pipe repair often requires water, sewage, and gray water lines to be shut down. Everyone needs functioning pipes, but the process of repairing them may set a municipality much further back than the mere technicians’ bill. It hurts the entire local economy. CIPP offers a less invasive procedure that won’t shut down entire streets.

Minimal Disturbance

Business districts feature some of the most expensive landscaping and sidewalk designs in any municipality. They have to attract passing drivers and encourage foot traffic between shops. Even if businesses are set too far apart to easily walk between, they must look appealing. Sidewalks with trees, flowers, and green areas cost a lot of money to both install and maintain. Traditional municipal pipe repair techniques, however, aren’t gentle on their surroundings.

Even if sidewalks aren’t entirely closed, a little caution tape and a bulldozer will invariably discourage pedestrian traffic. If pipes are even close to the street, vehicle traffic will be impaired, too. Closing down an entire street is rarely necessary, but municipal pipe repair frequently requires at least one lane closure. That teaches drivers to find alternate routes, away from the municipality’s business center.

CIPP trims back the negative side effects of municipal pipe repair. Often, no digging is required at all. Even if technicians need to perform a little digging, it’s far smaller than a trench. This is thanks to the fact that CIPP only requires a small shaft on occasion for access, and repairs the pipe from the inside. The manicured surroundings are entirely safe, and the process won’t disturb a business district’s overall function and economy.

Budget Control

A municipality needs to monitor the cost of repairs extremely carefully. Traditional pipe repair processes cause a lot of collateral damage. The careful landscaping, poured concrete sidewalks, and even nearby pipes sometimes need repair. Depending on where the pipes run, landmarks and long term investments like trees may be damaged or destroyed. While all this damage builds, the businesses that drive the local economy are hampered by the mess and restricted access. CIPP helps budgets by cutting the vast majority of these secondary costs out of the equation. It does not disturb the ground above a line, and the access point won’t disturb major traffic patterns and pedestrian access.

CIPP allows businesses to function without interruption. This process doesn’t disturb traffic the way trench technology often must, and since CIPP requires far less digging, the surrounding area doesn’t require expensive repairs to landscaping and sidewalks. It shields budgets by protecting sources of revenue and cutting back on extraneous costs. CIPP is a better, cheaper way for municipalities to conquer age-old challenges and serve residents.