Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center


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Eco was hired by Patterson Horth to clean and televise approximately 40,000 linear feet of 6” to 16” VCP sanitary sewer at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center to prepare the pipe for a liner (CCIP). This meant the roots, calcium, protruding laterals, and anything else that would inhibit the pipe lining from being installed would have to be removed. Additionally, we were asked to determine which of the over 500 building laterals that were either a part of the original sewer system or had been added over the years were active, and which laterals had been abandoned. We used a dye test throughout the entire base and televised the sewer system to determine which laterals were active and which were not. We gave our data to Schneider Engineering so that a final assessment could be given to the CCIP Company, in order to finish the pipe lining before cold weather hit.

This job went off without a hitch, which is surprising given all the organizations that were involved in the project and the effort required not to interrupt the day-to-day operations of the military personnel.

Shelley Drain Montgomery County

The William Shelley Drain was established in 1911 for the purpose of subterranean drainage in a portion of the agricultural area in Montgomery County. This area is now the Northeast portion of the City of Crawfordsville. As the city grew, the drain was crushed in areas, used as part of surface water drainage in other areas and just became obsolete in a few areas.

Eco started working with the Montgomery County Surveyor, Tom Cummins, to clean, televise, and map the Shelley Drain to evaluate its condition. We cleaned and televised approximately 21,000 linear feet of 6” to 24” clay drainage tile that meandered its way throughout the Northeast portion of Crawfordsville. The drain crossed highways, city streets, ditches, parking lots, and through backyards. We had to be cognizant of the residents’ properties, working around buildings, driveways, and landscaped areas. In a few instances, we had to locate the drain through a property owner’s basement or garage.

By using the RST brand of pipeline inspection equipment with braided steel cable, Eco was able to locate the drain tile using a line locator on top of the ground as we televised. This allowed the County Surveyor to accurately map the drain using GPS and to evaluate the condition of the century-old drain at the same time.

City of Lafayette

Eco teamed up with the City of Lafayette’s sanitary sewer maintenance department to help with the task of cleaning in excess of 500,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer pipe. The pipe ranged in size from 8” to 15”. As this was winter work, the majority of the time we had one truck on site, but at times we would double up with two vac trucks. We had to pick and choose the best days to work in the winter, but by the time spring rolled around we had cleaned 340,000 linear feet and we were still on the job helping the city with their maintenance program.