Aging infrastructure is a growing concern for municipalities across the United States. Trenchless Technology magazine’s cover story discusses how trenchless means and methods can be used for repairing force mains. Click here for a link to the article.
Wastewater transmission-line realignment is inching ahead after drilling components were assembled in an open pit in Old Town Victorville on Monday. Later this week, construction crews will tunnel north from the pit at Seventh and C streets and push pipeline casings toward a similar pit being dug north of D Street and the BNSF railroad tracks. The … Continue reading Pipeline replacement project inching along
The 350-foot microtunnel drive on the SW 86th Avenue Pump Station & Appurtenances project reached the reception shaft on Monday, June 30, 2014. Congratulations to the crew on a successful drive!
James W. Fowler Co. employees truly embody the company values of Excellence, Integrity and Service. On June 4, 2014, the crew from the Upper Narrows Pipeline Replacement project in Victorville, California donated cases of cereal and bottled water to the Victor Valley Rescue Mission. The Upper Narrows project is sharing the Mission’s property and the … Continue reading JWF employees donate to Victor Valley Rescue Mission
This project included construction of launch and retrieval shafts and 2,100 feet of 114-inch segmentally lined tunnel with an 85.5-inch diameter final liner. Additionally, two existing 36-inch wood stave pipelines were slip-lined with steel liners. Common when the siphon was originally constructed, the original pipes were similar to wooden barrels with metal compression bands holding the … Continue reading Ballard Siphon Replacement Rebid
The Bonneville Lock and Dam is located approximately 145 river miles from the mouth of the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington. An existing fish ladder has provided Chinook and Coho salmon a means around the hydro facility at the dam to their spawning areas upstream. Lamprey, an eel-like fish with no fins, have not … Continue reading Bonneville Lock & Dam Washington Shore Ladder Entrance Modifications
In the early hours of the morning on May 1, 2013, microtunneling contractor James W. Fowler Co. broke through on the third of four drives for the Santa Ana River Interceptor (SARI) Relocation – SARI Mainline project, completing a difficult and record-setting drive that marked the longest S-curve completed in the United States to date. … Continue reading Pushing the boundaries: Historic Santa Ana River Interceptor Project completed in Southern California
Designed as a typical microtunnel project with several short, straight drives, the SARI Mainline offered JWF the perfect opportunity to offer an innovative value engineering proposal to eliminate shafts and combine multiple drives on the project. This saved the Orange County Sanitation District over $1 million and offered a 20% reduction in the tunneling schedule. … Continue reading Santa Ana River Interceptor (SARI) Relocation – SARI Mainline Project
For any tunnel project, gaining access to the underground is a critical – if sometimes overlooked – component. The building of vertical shafts is the most common method of getting men and material into and out of the tunnel, but shaft construction is no easy matter due to challenging soils, the presence of groundwater, conflicting … Continue reading Reaching New Depths
The award-winning design of the new Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer replaced a deteriorating sewer pipeline beneath the 415-acre Oswego Lake. Working around quiet, residential streets in an affluent suburb, the lake down contract involved installation of more than 7,300 feet of previously fused, large-diameter, high-density polyethylene pipe to connect the buoyant interceptor to the existing … Continue reading Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer – Lake Down awarded second place in annual DJC Top Projects