CIPP Sewer Rehabilitation Projects Awarded to SAK Construction

SAK announces new infrastructure renewal projects

In Missouri, Nevada, California, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky 


ST. LOUIS (August 18, 2011)—SAK Construction, a national pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling services contractor headquartered in the St. Louis area, has recently been awarded new contracts in several states across the country.  SAK provides specialized, high demand services ranging from large diameter tunneling to the full spectrum of current trenchless or “no-dig” technologies, including CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) pipeline rehabilitation.  New projects include:

  • The City of Fresno, Calif.—a $2.15 million contract for the replacement of existing sewer mains in the areas of North Millbrook, East Ashlan, East Olive, South Maple and East Butler avenues. Using CIPP (cured-in-place pipe), SAK will rehabilitate 13,278 linear feet of sanitary sewer pipeline,12 inches to 24 inches in diameter. The project is underway to help the city meet the guidelines of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). 
  • The City of Las Vegas, Nev.–a $3.06 million wastewater infrastructure renovation contract for the Sewer Rehabilitation Group D project, located in the northwest section of the city. SAK will renovate 13,309 linear feet of existing sanitary sewer pipe, 15 inches to 36 inches in diameter, using CIPP.
  • The Water Works and Sanitary Sewer Board of the City of Montgomery, Ala.–a $3.8 million contract for the city’s 2011 Upper Catoma Interceptor Rehabilitation project. Using CIPP, SAK will renovate 25,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer interceptor piping, 30 inches in diameter. 
  • The Knoxville, Tenn., Utilities Board–a $1.3 million contract for the Fourth Creek Sub-Basin 37 “Find and Fix” project. SAK will renovate 9,000 linear feet of existing sanitary sewer pipeline, 8 inches to 30 inches in diameter, using CIPP.  
  • Henderson Water Utility of Henderson, Ky.–a $2.3 million CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) contract for the city’s Downtown Sewer System Rehabilitation project. SAK will renovate 18,736 linear feet of sanitary and storm sewer pipeline, 8 inches to 48 inches in diameter, using CIPP.
  • The Metropolitan Sewer District of St. Louis, Mo.–a $3.54 million wastewater infrastructure contract for the utility’s Infrastructure Repairs Fiscal Year 2011 project, which includes work on specified pipeline segments throughout the MSD service system.  SAK will rehabilitate 124,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer pipeline, 6 inches to 36 inches in diameter, using SAK’s CIPP process. 

“Much of the infrastructure of our nation’s system was put in place many decades ago and requires assessment and renewal to avoid blockage, sewer overflows or collapses,” said Charlie Kuhnmuench, vice president of business development, SAK Construction. “By using SAK’s CIPP capabilities to renovate aging wastewater pipelines, we can restore the pipeline’s structural and functional integrity, cost effectively and with minimal above-ground disruption to streets and neighborhoods.” 

The strong national demand for pipeline rehabilitation is an outgrowth of America’s aging infrastructure. Collapsing, malfunctioning or inadequate water mains, sanitary sewers and storm sewers cause a variety of serious problems and threaten the water supply. To address these needs while minimizing above-ground disruption, SAK Construction provides the newest underground trenchless technologies for pipeline rehabilitation using SAK’s CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) system for sanitary and storm sewers, and their proven process for drinking water mains from 6 inches to 16 inches in diameter.  In addition, the growing population density in many urban areas has created increased demand for installation of new transmission pipelines to expand existing water, sewer and stormwater systems.  To install new pipelines, SAK provides large diameter tunneling services from 48-inch diameter up to 32-foot arch shaped.

SAK Construction is one of the fastest growing, privately held pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling contractors in the U.S. and currently has projects in 25 states. SAK provides the newest underground trenchless technologies for pipeline rehabilitation using its CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) system for sanitary and storm sewers.  SAK clients include a variety of city, county and state agencies; industrial sectors; the federal government and municipalities; and water and sewer cooperatives coast-to-coast.