Nu Flow offers smart green solution to leaking Cork sewage pipes
Nu Flow Ireland recently completed a successful sewage pipe retrofit project in Cork which the company said helped to avoid major disruption to five local properties, and yielded various environmental benefits too.
The project involved restoring pipes on a sewer line in Blackrock, Co Cork that were cracked in numerous locations and had deteriorating joints, which resulted in sewage entering the surrounding soil.
The sewer suffered from frequent blockages, causing disruptions to homeowners. Having researched various options, Murphy Coakley Consulting Engineers (MCCE) decided to tackle the problem by lining the existing sewer pipe with Nu Flow's Nu Flex process. The works were principally undertaken from one property and involved the ‘shutting down’ of the main sewer for eight hours, with the agreement of homeowners.
The works changed the properties of the sewer lines from those of earthenware to PVC-like characteristics, according to Nu Flow. The company said this solution resulted in cost and time savings, and that other possible solutions would have required major disturbance.
Nu Flow said the works also offered environmental benefits: as well as stopping sewage from leaking into the ground and causing pollution, the NuFlow solution also saved the embodied energy and materials required for major groundworks.
“We looked at every possible solution to this problem, the Nu Flex process from Nu Flow was by far the best solution, both financially and for efficiency,” said Nevil Coakley, a partner in MCCE.