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Columbia Using New Method to Repair Sewer Pipes: CIPP!


The city of Columbia recently needed to repair aging sewer pipes and resorted to the CIPP method to make those repairs.

CIPP is a method for restoring older pipe lines with minimal digging in streets and on adjacent property. A piece of durable lining is installed inside the old pipe. It is a safe and environmentally sound solution to replace and repair aging pipes. This method allows for a minimally invasive process and is much quicker than the typical dig and replace.

The current rusted corrugated metal pipes were placed in the 1960s, far exceeding their lifespan.

By using the CIPP method, the newly lined pipes can last upwards of 100 years.

The whole project consisted of 830 feet of pipeline to repair and cost around $230,000.

There are an additional 90,000 feet of sewer lines that are also in need of repair and the cost to repair those are estimated to be around $3.2 million.

If you are looking for information on protecting, lining and repairing pipes, or for the nearest installer, contact Perma-Liner™ today. Perma-Liner is the leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North America.

For 20 years, we have developed systems to rehabilitate existing sewer systems without excavation. Our experience in the CIPP industry has allowed us to design, patent and manufacture state of the art technology in order for us to repair structures without excavation.