Project- Lake Road and Redman Road Water District

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Project Overview

What prompted the need for the service? Town of Sweden need to upgrade and replace the watermain for homeowners to receive water.

Who were the companies involved?

  • Client- Town of Sweden

  • GC- Villager Construction, Inc.

What were specs of the job? Install 12” HDPE Water Main along Lake Road under a creek in rock conditions

What challenges/obstacles occurred during? Various soil conditions were present such as hard rock with soil, rock and cobbles. This greatest obstacle faced was duration. Averaging about a rod per hour made the drilling durations longer. After piloting out the bore, the crew took the necessary actions to equip themselves and drill with correct tooling to follow through on the installation.

What was the ending outcome? The 12” Water Main was successfully installed with no major setbacks in under 10 working days given the conditions that were present.

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Project at a Glance


Town of Sweden

Job Specs

275 linear feet of 12” HDPE Water Main by HDD method

Installation Type

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Equipment Used

Ditch Witch AT60 was used for the HDD installation

Ditch Witch AT60

Ditch Witch equipment