Environmental Leadership in Carpinteria Since 1928

In 2005, the District completed installation of a new force main pipeline in Via Real to convey wastewater from its Lift Station No. 4. Approximately 3,500 feet of new 10-inch diameter HDPE pipeline was installed to replace the existing force main which was undersized and had failed on several occasions. To minimize traffic impacts and to avoid construction problems associated with high groundwater conditions, the new pipeline was installed using a trenchless technology called horizontal directional drilling. The result is a seamless pipe that is projected to last for 100 years or more.