TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGY PROTECTS TIDAL MARSHLANDS
NASTT-NE Northeast Journal of Trenchless Technology Practices
Trenchless technology has proven to be beneficial for the beautiful seaside community of Wareham MA, used in repair projects that protect the sensitive coastal habitat while also improving the resiliency of the sanitary sewer system for future generations. With 54 miles of sandy beach coastline, maintaining the wastewater collection system in a state of good repair is crucial because any exfiltration damages the delicate ecology of the estuarine marshland, impacting the shellfish beds, cranberry bogs, and the commercial/recreational fishery. The Town of Wareham retained BETA to design and oversee construction on a recent project to line 1900LF of 8- to 10-inch ductile-iron pipe along the Sea Street beachfront.