Water and Sewer Contracting Company Talks about Storm Drainage Systems, Water Pipelines and Subsurface Utility Engineering.

Kana Pipeline, Inc.

April 29, 2011 | Comments: 2

Pipeline Pricing

Pipeline pricing affects the pipeline construction industry's bottom line. Recently, a major resin supplier to the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe industry declared "force majeure." This is an unexpected and disruptive event, such as an act of God, inevitable accident or unavoidable casualty that may operate to excuse a party from a contract. Recently, such an instance adversely affected material availability for plastic pipeline production, causing increasing pricing in pipe materials because this resin is a key component used for making sewer, water pipeline and storm drainage system PVC-specific pipelines and to some extent, high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipelines.


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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

March 30, 2011 | Comments: 0

Sewer Maintenance

Sewer systems are sensitive creatures which are why maintaining them is so important. If sewer pipelines are not well maintained, they can cause foul odors throughout neighborhoods. This may be a good indication that sewers may be backing up. Sewer pipeline systems should be maintained regularly, cleaned as necessary or simply improved upon with newer and oftentimes larger diameter pipelines in order to withstand more usage, as new residential, commercial and industrial areas become developed.

Sewer pipeline maintenance and improvements will help avoid potential disasters such as those which may result in major "prohibited discharge" violations associated with the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) . That is why it's imperative to have a functioning sewer system that runs as smooth as possible. This also means that preventive efforts need to be shared for both the home owner and the City or Sanitary District responsible for the sewer pipeline upkeep.


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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

February 27, 2011 | Comments: 0

Sewer Laterals

Sewer laterals are connections in sewer pipeline construction that are common whenever installing new pipe or improving current sewer pipeline systems for both public and private construction projects. Sewer lateral connections are the actual material and methods used to join a sewer line coming from a private property (sewer lateral) to the public sewer main line. Three most common sewer lateral connections are wye connection, saddle connection, and cut-in-wye connection.

The most common type of sewer lateral connections to sewer main pipelines are wye connections. Wye sewer lateral connections are manufactured in the shape of the alphabet letter "y". This type of connection is installed whenever there is a new sewer pipeline installation requiring new sewer laterals to individual properties. Unlike pressurized water pipeline systems, sewer and storm drainage systems are designed using gravity flow wherever possible. The "y" shape is more favorable to the gravitational flow pattern of sewer systems by directing flow of sewage into the same direction as the flow in the public sewer main line. Therefore, sewer main lines are less likely to have any clogs or backup. ye connections are made by attaching wye material to the ends of sewer main line pipe as the main line is being installed. Wye connections are installed at designed and required locations for the new laterals. Sewer wye connections are available in various types of material including polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vitrified clay pipe (VCP) material, but typically, these sewer lateral wye materials are made of the same material as the sewer main line (i.e. a VCP sewer main will have a VCP material wye sewer lateral connection as well).

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

January 31, 2011 | Comments: 0

Water Pipeline

Water pipeline construction is an important component of underground pipeline utility construction. There are three main types of water pipeline systems typically installed in any new public or private construction project: domestic, fire and reclaimed water pipeline. As we all know, water is a precious resource that serves many functions and must meet stringent installation guidelines, and comply with other health and safety code regulations.

Domestic water pipeline is used inside your home, office or institution and is intended for consumption and contact with the body. This water has gone through a series of tests to ensure that it is safe for human consumption. It is also used for dishwashing, clothes washing and toilets on a regular basis. Construction pipeline companies carefully install these domestic water pipeline systems using several testing procedures; i.e. they test for leaks by conducting a pressure test and test for the absence of e-coli and other bacteria. Domestic water is brought from wells and reservoirs through water pipelines to the water agencies and then pumped to your community through local water pipeline mains. Water agencies continually test their water for purification.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

December 31, 2010 | Comments: 0

Fireline Underground

Fireline is a non-potable water system typically designed for private commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects with demand for fire protection. A fireline system is different from a potable system in that the water is not circulating. It is only used when needed to fight fire. In a general overview of the various components that make up an underground fireline system, you will notice that they are similar to each other, regardless of the type of market demand.

The private portions of fireline installations are installed using a combination of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and local county, city and/or agency standards. Contractors are usually required to have the correct license(s) to install fireline systems. Underground pipeline contractors install underground fireline pipeline to bring the fireline system into a building or above-ground structure. Respectively, fireline sprinkler contractors generally design and do fireline related pipeline work above ground, inside the building or structure.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

November 30, 2010 | Comments: 0

Subsurface Utility Engineering

Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) is a process that has been known to save potentially thousands of dollars in underground pipeline design simply by addressing wet and dry pipeline utility conflicts well in advance of any subsurface utility installation. Subsurface utility engineering is necessary in the design phase when planning, for example, a construction project that requires new or upgraded sewer, water pipeline, or storm drainage systems.

Subsurface utility engineering encompasses many different engineering activities. According to the standard for SUE, developed in 2003 by The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Subsurface Utility Data, Subsurface Utility Engineering is defined as a branch of engineering practice that involves managing certain risks associated with: utility mapping at appropriate quality levels, utility coordination, utility relocation design and coordination, utility condition assessment, communication of utility data to concerned parties, utility relocation cost estimates, implementation of utility accommodation policies, and utility design.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

October 12, 2010 | Comments: 2

Storm Drainage Systems: How to Recapture Water

Storm Drainage Systems play in an important role when it comes to Best Management Practices (BMP's) that mitigate storm water runoff. We are now in what is considered "wet season" for recapturing rainfall by using various forms of storm drainage systems. The wet season is a time period characterized from October 1st through April 30th, according to construction storm water BMP performance standards.

The more that open land is covered by roads, buildings, parking lots, etc., the less we will be able to recapture rain water naturally, which directly feeds natural underground aquifers. Therefore, several ways have been devised to recapture storm water using various drainage methods, such as those used in pipeline infrastructure; bioswales, retention and detention storm drainage systems, storm water chambers, porous paving, and other storm water capture and reuse systems.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

September 27, 2010 | Comments: 0

Domestic Water

Domestic water, also called "tap", "drinking" or "potable" water, is for the use inside of your home, office or institution and is intended for general consumption and contact with the body.  This water has gone through a series of procedures to make sure that it is safe for human consumption and and general domestic water use.

Water agencies continually test their water for purification.  Domestic water, as the term is commonly referred to in technical or construction terms, is brought from wells and reservoirs through pipelines to the water agencies and then pumped to your community through local water mains.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

September 20, 2010 | Comments: 0

Sewer Manholes

Sewer maintenance holes, or "sewer manholes",as they are commonly referred to, are built out of concrete and provide a human access point for the maintenance of the sanitary sewer system.  These manholes come in a variety of sizes, but the most common are 48" and 60" diameter manholes.

Manholes are located in the city right-of-way along the path of the sewer main and are installed at approximately every 300 LF to 400 LF of sewer main line and are also built at intersecting main lines and at turns in the main line.  

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