The City of Port St. Lucie’s programmatic approach to asbestos cement pipe bursting

August 2017

The City of Port St. Lucie has been proactively replacing its potable water distribution mains for several years. The current utility system consists of about 45,000 active water and 46,000 connections. Through 2012-2013, the city already replaced 249,166 linear feet of AC pipe through traditional open-cut construction, however, the City sought out new innovative methods to replace the pipelines for fewer social and environmental impacts. Based on their previous experience with a pipe bursting project, the city turned to Murphy Pipeline Contractors.

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