CIPP $3 million project for City of Chattanooga award to SAK Construction

National pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling contractor will employ “no dig”technology for wastewater collection system rehabilitation and replacement

ST. LOUIS (September  21, 2010) —The City of Chattanooga, Tenn., has awarded a $3 million CIPP contract to SAK Construction for wastewater collection system rehabilitation and replacement on the Upper Amnicola and Tiftonia Interceptors in Hamilton County. SAK is a national pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling industries contractor headquartered in the St. Louis area.

SAK Construction will employ cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) rehabilitation on the Upper Amnicola and Tiftonia interceptor projects. SAK’s application of CIPP plays a vital role in the pipeline rehabilitation industry’s “no dig” technology that rehabilitates damaged sewer pipes quickly and cost-effectively, with minimal disruption or inconvenience to the surrounding community and environment. The Upper Amnicola and Tiftonia Interceptor projects are managed by the City of Chattanooga. Both projects are on the priority ranking list of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Project completion is slated for December 2010.

SAK Construction is one of the fastest-growing, privately held pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling contractors in the U.S. today. SAK offers expertise in trenchless technology including CIPP and a full range of underground construction services to provide clients with cost-effective solutions to the problems associated with inadequate or deteriorating water mains, sanitary sewers and storm sewers.

SAK (www.sakcon.com) clients include a variety of city, county and state agencies; industrial sectors; municipalities; and water and sewer cooperatives coast-to-coast. Recent SAK Construction projects include the $31.9 million, 3.5-mile Downtown Wastewater Tunnel for the City of Austin, Texas; a CIPP sewer rehabilitation of the Los Coyotes Interceptor Sewer Rehabilitation, Phase II, for the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles, Calif.; their second Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation project for the Paducah-McCracken Joint Sewer Agency in Paducah, Ky.; a CIPP sewer rehabilitation for the City of Phoenix, Ariz., totaling more than 120,000 linear feet; and the 2,300-linear-foot 96-inch diameter Coldwater Relief Tunnel in unincorporated St. Louis County for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.