Sliplining Solves St. Cloud’s Underground Problems

St. Cloud significantly reduces I&I over the course of a five-year rehabilitation program utilizing sliplining and CIPP.
Sliplining Solves St. Cloud’s Underground Problems
The St. Cloud Public Services leadership team includes (from left) David Mendel, water treatment services manager; David Wire, wastewater services manager; Tim Hewett, infrastructure services supervisor; Patrick Shea, public services director; Lisa Vollbrecht, assistant utilities director; Tracy Hodel, assistant public utilities director; Chris Plautz, wastewater services supervisor; and Shane Lund, utilities water quality coordinator.

The City of St. Cloud Department of Public Utilities got a wakeup call seven years ago.

“It all started with a very bad day back in 2008,” recalls Patrick Shea, director of Public Services. “We had a 6-foot main, installed in 1987, that totally collapsed. So we decided it...

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