Los Angeles, California - CASE STUDY

Sliplining with Flowtite® FRP in Complex Sewer Rehab Project

Los Angeles, California


Mladen Buntich Construction Co. Inc. (MBC)

The City of Los Angeles planned to rehabilitate a pipeline that had been in service since 1924 and was now in dire need of repair. The initial plan would have involved open-cut trenching and significant disruption to a downtown intersection, already burdened with some of the busiest traffic in L.A.

Thanks to the close cooperation between Mladen Buntich Construction Co. Inc. (MBC) and Thompson Pipe Group – Flowtite, the 200-foot curve section of this 6,000-foot rehabilitation project was successfully achieved with a minimum of traffic disruption and inconvenience. The resulting sliplined sewer pipe, including the 90-degree bend at this busy downtown intersection, is now performing better than ever. The use of maintenance-free Flowtite® FRP also means the city will see substantial savings on future operating costs.