An Important Safety Message Regarding Sewer Lines
When dealing with a sewer blockage, there is a remote, yet potentially hazardous condition that could be created when dealing with a sewer blockage.
Directional Boring and Cross Bores
Utilities use a trenchless technology called horizontal directional drilling (or directional boring)
to pull cables, conduit and pipe underground. This installation method causes minimal impact to the
surrounding area and minimizes environmental disruption. It also saves time, allowing utility crews
to work more efficiently. There are instances when an underground sewer line is not properly identified
prior to directional boring activities and it’s possible that a natural gas pipe can be inadvertently
pulled through a sewer line. The resulting condition is known as a “cross bore.” Cross
bores can go unnoticed for months or even years. They are typically discovered when it becomes necessary
to clear a sewer line blockage.
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