Monday, September 8, 2008

The Tie In

Sod Cutting Area Of Tie In
The Digging Begins

Today we began the tie in process. This involves cross connecting the current reusable portion of mainline to the new HDPE pipe. A tee is cut into the existing mainline so that the new line can become active, while keep the old system operational at the same time. As the installation progresses, the old system will be decommissioned as the new components are installed and come online.

This cross connection process will be the most difficult aspect of the entire installation. For obvious reasons the current system will have to remain active during the installation, so that the rest of the golf course can continue to be watered. There will be four or five key points that cross connections will take place on the course, these are critical so that an adequate hydraulic flow can take place.