How to Curb Cross-Bore Catastrophe

Utilities, municipalities and contractors need to work together to avoid cross-bore disasters.

How to Curb Cross-Bore Catastrophe

Camera systems using lateral launch technology have made a big impact on cross-bore detection.

Directional drilling is a fast and efficient way to install underground pipe and conduit, but when a gas line is bored through a sewer lateral, disaster can ensue.

Cross bores — when a line bores through a sewer line — have been the cause of catastrophic events in the past. As a result, utilities, municipalities, contractors and the trenchless industry are joining forces to ensure proper pre- and post-inspections are conducted and disaster is avoided.

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