Revitalizing Campus Plumbing

Revitalizing Campus Plumbing

NuFlow Services of Upstate New York resolved persistent odor issues at the dormitories of a New York state college within a tight timeframe and limited pipe access. Utilizing cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining methods and advanced equipment, they rehabilitated 990 feet of sewer lines in just three weeks. Effectively transforming the once smelly dorms to a fresh and hassle-free campus environment as the students moved in.

In the heart of upstate New York, a state college faced a unique plumbing challenge that had plagued its dormitories for years. As the institution prepared for the upcoming school year, the pervasive bad smell emanating from certain dormitories became a pressing concern. Routine plumbing maintenance revealed that the aging sewer pipes, dating back to the 1970s, were in a state of disrepair. Cracks along the top of the pipes, structural weaknesses, and corrosion were identified as the culprits behind the persistent odor.

In a race against time, the college sought the expertise of NuFlow Services of Upstate New York, a NuFlow Certified Contractor. With less than a month before the start of the new school year and limited access to the affected pipes, traditional pipe replacement was not feasible. Instead, the team at NuFlow recommended cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining as the most effective and efficient solution to restore the pipes and eliminate the odor problem once and for all.

Challenges Faced

The complex project presented several critical challenges for the project.

Time Constraints: The impending school year start date left very little time. The project had to be completed swiftly to avoid disruptions to the students and staff.

Complex Pipe Configuration: The sewer pipe layout in the affected buildings was intricate, making it challenging to implement a one-size-fits-all solution.

Limited Access: Due to the nature of the project and the ongoing campus activities, access to the pipes was severely restricted, necessitating a minimally invasive approach.

Materials and Scheduling: Coordinating the delivery of materials and aligning schedules with the short production schedule further complicated the project production.

Solution Implemented

To address the challenges, NuFlow Services of Upstate New York devised a comprehensive solution that combined innovative techniques and advanced equipment.

They started with a thorough and meticulous cleaning of the pipes using millers and jetting to remove debris and prepare for the lining process. Next, they determined three contained excavation areas for each of the buildings to minimize destruction and limit the extent of the construction. Given the complex pipe configuration, a combination of CIPP lining methods was employed. This included NuTube Inversion equipment with a single sluice and hybrid drum with a sluice attachment for the main lines, all cured using UV technology. NuDrain pull-in-place lining was used for the intricate lateral lines inside the buildings. Micro-robotic cutters were employed to reinstate the lines, ensuring that the renovated pipes functioned seamlessly.

Project Outcome

The team at NuFlow Services of Upstate New York successfully revitalized a total of 990 feet of sewer lines within a challenging three-week timeframe. As the completion date loomed, students began moving into the dormitories, relieved to find that odor problem had been resolved. The NuFlow solution not only eliminated the bad smell, but also restored the sewer system to optimal working condition, ensuring a seamless start to the new school year.

By combining advanced CIPP lining methods and cutting-edge equipment, they were able to deliver a successful outcome that brought relief to the college community and resolved a long-standing problem. This project serves as a testament to the effectiveness of modern plumbing techniques in tackling even the most challenging infrastructure issues.

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Pervasive odors from sewer lines in college dormitories


NuFlow revitalized 990 feet of sewer lines within a challenging three-week timeframe


NuDrain CIPP, Pull-in-place and NuTube Inversion installation

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