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Past pipeline projects

Sorrento Mesa Trunk Sewer

Project Name: Sorrento Mesa Trunk Sewer
Owner: City of San Diego – MWWD
Client: Hirsch & Company
Client’s Project Manager: Mark Hill, P.E.
Project Type: CCTV Sewer Inspection
Construction Value: $58,653

Hirsch & Company Consulting Engineers provided consultant services to the City Metropolitan Wastewater Department for CCTV televising and assessment of the Sorrento Mesa Trunk Sewer. Affordable Pipeline Services was mobilized to perform the televising of the remote sewer system. This trunk sewer runs along the Los Penasquitos Canyon Creek in a remote, vehicle inaccessible, environmentally sensitive canyon. The trunk sewer typically flows full with surcharged manholes along the line. Bypass pumping was needed to divert flow so that the inspection could be completed. The trunk sewer serves an industrial area, so the window for the work was a single weekend while most of the businesses were closed. Affordable Pipeline Services mobilized four inspection crews to different locations along the trunk sewer using handheld equipment and stretching cable from truck mounted equipment down the canyon for several hundred feet.

Key project elements:

  • Finished work ahead of an aggressive schedule
  • Utilized hand carried equipment
  • Bypass pumping
  • Night work in canyons entry into manholes where needed for CCTV
  • Accomplished confined space
  • Coordinated with City crews
  • Accomplished flow control as required for televising
  • Provided CCTV inspection of pipeline and pipeline views of associated manholes and junction structures on a video color format recording, including narrative soundtrack and digital photos
  • Identified all features and defects and provided inspection results and in database format
  • Identified the presence of problem conditions that would require high priority repairs or replacement
  • Multiple coordinated worksites

Project challenges:

High flow
Limited work window

Affordable Pipeline Services solutions:

Bypass pumping and equipment modifications
Mobilized multiple crews

Benefits to owner:

Clear view of the pipeline
Project completed ahead of schedule and under budget

City of Chula Vista

Project Name: CCTV Inspection and Condition Assessment
Pipe Owner: City of Chula Vista
Client: Hirsch & Company
Client’s Project Manager: Mark Hill, P.E.
Project Type: Storm Sewer Co

Affordable Pipeline Services in conjunction with Hirsch & Company, provided consultant services to the City of Chula Vista. This project included the inspection and condition assessment of their CMP storm drains. There had been increasing concern over the high rate of failure of these lines during past rain events. The storm drains ranged in diameter from 8” to 180”. The pipelines and access structures were located in streets, open space and easements on private property. This project included only the CMP pipelines and therefore the inspections were scattered throughout the entire city.

Key project elements:

  • Reconnaissance of access point locations
  • Developed codes for defect identification
  • Access point locating using metal detectors and As-Built information
  • Coordinated with City crews for access point locating
  • Provided updated GIS shape files of the project
  • Identified the presence of problem conditions that would require high priority repairs or replacement
  • Provided CCTV inspection of pipelines and pipeline views of associated cleanouts, catch basins a on a digital video color format recording, including narrative soundtrack and digital photo
  • Provided detailed site specific recommendations for rehabilitation or replacement of storm drains
  • Provided a database of all inspection findings, assessment data and recommendations

Project challenges:

Pipeline scattered throughout city
Pipe size ranging from 8" to 180"

Affordable Pipeline Services solutions:

Effective Project Management
Specially developed equipment carried on each truck that was project specific

Benefits to owner:

Increased productivity resulting in early completion
Excellent digital view of defects