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Harbor River Emergency Water Main Replacement

  • Owner:  Fripp Island Public Service District
  • Construction Cost: $472,207
  • Completion Date:  June 2011

Scope of Services:

  • Replace 615’ of Damaged Water Main in Tidal Zone

This project consisted of replacing 615’ of 10” DIP at the Harbor River Bridge on SC 21, east of Beaufort, SC. The existing pipe was damaged by the drill bit of a horizontal bore operation. New pipe was both flanged and ball & socket type. The ball & socket portion of the pipe was installed 12’ below the river bottom. The main challenge of this project was a very large exposed water area with a 8’-9’ tidal variation and strong currents. Furthermore, the new pipe had to be installed in close proximity to the existing pipe and tie to the existing pipe while the line remained in service to supply water to Harbor, Hunting, and Fripp Islands.


Fripp Island Public Service District
291 Tarpon Boulevard
Fripp Island, South Carolina 29920

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