January 2012 – Another drill for New Jersey American Water was added to Carson & Roberts growing list of successful Horizontal Directional Drills. Contracted by Pioneer Pipe Contractors out of Pitman, New Jersey, Carson & Roberts completed the Raccoon Creek Water Main project in Logan Township in just 2 1/2 weeks, start to finish. Raccoon Creek is an environmentally sensitive tributary to the Delaware River so Carson & Roberts standard procedures of over protecting the drill site came under scrutiny as did site restoration. After demobilization was complete Matt Boeh of Underground Solutions, Inc. stated “it looked as though C&R was never there.” 1,555 lf of 16″ PVC pipe was pulled back after successful pilot and ream passes.

Installation Details and Project Summary:

Owner: New Jersey American Water, Holmdel, NJ
Project: Raccoon Creek Crossing
Location: Logan Township, Gloucester County, NJ
Design Engineer: Buchart Horn, Marlton, NJ
Pipeline Contractor: Pioneer Pipe Contractors, Sewell, NJ
HDD Contractor: Carson & Roberts, Lafayette, NJ
Steering Contractor: Horizontal Technologies, Houston, TX
Pipe Supplier: Underground Solutions Inc. San Diego CA
Pipe Length/Size: 1,555 lf of 16″ DR 21 PVC pipe
Installation: Horizontal Directional Drill

Carson Corporation Contact:

Bob Carson -VP of Business Development (201) 230-4686
bcarson@carsonroberts.com

Carson & Roberts DD140 drill crew used fly cutters on two separate ream passes of 16″ and 24″ to prepare the hole. For the final swab pass a customized 20″ ball head cleaned up the hole easily. New Jersey American Water’s John Travaglini first exposure to a PVC HDD “went fast and very well!”

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