Pumping Out a Road Bore

Keeping the trench dry
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One of the hardest things about putting a pipeline through Florida is the high groundwater table. There are Federal rules on how deep the trench has to be. In the case of this bore under a railroad track, the trench intersected an underground water flow, which caused a spring in the middle of the trench. The hoses from two large pumps are placed in the flow to try to keep the trench dry. The water is pumped into a settling area where it is filtered prior to flowing into a wetland.
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