When you turn on the faucet, do you ever even consider that water might not come out? Think of all the things you need water for throughout the day. Now, extrapolate that into what a business would need for a day. Or an entire industry. If that tap runs dry, the economy would shrivel up. That was a looming reality for several water districts in northeastern Utah. In one district, one tank was down to fewer than four inches of water. It was critical to find a way to provide seven districts with potable water before the well ran dry.
The Victory Pipeline plan was to build a 27.5 mile, gravity-fed pipeline that would pull water from the Starvation Reservoir. However, mapping the path from the reservoir to the districts proved to be the trickiest part of the project. Easements were obtained from more than 50 property owners as well as for state and federal land and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Once the path was established, ISCO got to work with W.W. Clyde to fuse mile after mile of HDPE pipe. In all, 148,000 feet of pipe went into the ground. It was a massive job that was split into two phases over a nearly two year period.
Click below to learn what challenges the team faced and how ISCO and HDPE helped make this job a Victory.