IPR Awarded Water & Wastes Digest's 2019 Top Project Award

Inland Pipe Rehabilitation's South Central division was honored with the 2019 Top Project award at WEFTEC by Water & Wastes Digest. The chosen projects are awarded for their incredible work in the past year. Projects focusing on sustainability aspects, coordinate with multiple agencies, overcome unforeseen challenges and still manage to be completed on time and within the prescribed budget were featured. Water & Wastes Digest recently released their 2019 December issue, which features all chosen top projects including IPR South Central's Texas Medical Center job.

Texas Medical Center Sewer Rehabilitation Overview

Location: Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas

Project Size: 4,542 ft of sanitary sewer rehabilitation

Facility Size: 34 mgd

Budget Cost: $4.05 Million


As a result of the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, the main sanitary sewer system of the Texas Medical Center was seriously impacted. This impact was mainly reflected in two enormous cave-ins produced as a result of the collapse of a rectangular sanitary sewer concrete box of 60 in. wide by 42 in. high by 80 ft in length underneath N. MacGregor Way and of a 30-in. pipe segment underneath Braeswood Blvd. Since it was such an emergency, the city of Houston —working in conjunction with IPR South Central—decided to perform the repairs and rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer system throughout the execution of a project that involved two different phases.

The first phase included the repair of the concrete box sewer and rehabilitation of 1,357-ft of a 60-in. diameter pipe using a fiberglass liner to install more than 600 ft in two different shots. The second phase included cured-in-place pipe, fiberglass-reinforced cured-in-place pipe, geopolymer pipelining, and pipe bursting.

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