Bursting the Conventional Wisdom

An Oklahoma city is achieving success and saving big dollars by conducting a multi-year, $90 million sewer rehabilitation program with in-house workers
Bursting the  Conventional  Wisdom
Crew members Raymond Armstrong, foreground, and Justin Gilliland prepare for a sewer rehabilitation project by fusing lengths of sewer pipe using the McElroy TracStar 500 fusion machine. (Photography by Jeff Dixon)

Faced with a consent decree from federal and state environmental agencies and a compliance program with financial burdens, the City of Lawton, Okla., looked inward for a solution that would allow the city to save money and still meet the regulatory agencies’ requirements for...

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