Utilities Projects

Sunset Terrace Sewer Main Rehabilitation

The City of Amarillo- Utilities Division will be in the Sunset Terrace Subdivision rehabilitating sewer mains by the pipe bursting method. This project will cover the area west of Western Street to approximately Kentucky Street and south of Line Avenue to Plains Boulevard. The map below shows the affected areas.

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Pipe bursting is a trenchless method of replacing buried pipelines (such as sewer, water, or natural gas pipes) without the need for a traditional construction trench. "Launching and receiving pits" replace the trench needed by conventional pipe-laying. An expanding device called an expander head, which may be either pneumatic or hydraulic, is introduced into the defective pipeline through a launching pit. As it travels through the pipeline toward the receiving pit it breaks the pipe into many small pieces, pushing the pieces into the surrounding soil. New pipe is attached to the back of the expander head, replacing the line immediately.