Pinewood Springs' Drought
Mitigation Project

PWSWD cut costs in half by using Colorado's largest trenching machine.
The 113,000-pound monster can cut through solid rock.
Trencher "teeth" are made of solid carbide-tipped steel, and measure about seven-inches
tall by three-inches wide.
The rock was literally ground into dirt and the "spoil" conveyed to the side
of the trench.

Each 50-foot length of high-density polyethylene pipe took about 20 minutes to fuse.

The tracker line, and intake and outflow pipes, were set into the trench...

...that measured three-feet-wide by seven-feet-deep.

Please click on the picture below for more pictures of Pinewood's reservoir project


Redstone Review article
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