FER-PAL in the News

Watermain Upgrades Across Toronto

The governments of Canada, Ontario, and the City of Toronto announced a $20 million investment the structural relining of watermains in Toronto, approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF).

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FER-PAL Infrastructure Hires a New Municipal Market Expansion Manager

FER-PAL Infrastructure, the watermain lining specialists, is pleased to announce that Luc Lupien has joined the business development team to manage the company’s growing market presence with municipalities across Canada.

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East Grand Rapids using innovative method to repair water main

Work on a more than 100-year-old water main in East Grand Rapids is using a unique construction method and will be one of the few times done so in West Michigan

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Hamilton on receiving end of $31 million for 16 water and wastewater upgrades

Hamilton, Ont. is getting 16 new water and wastewater projects off the ground thanks to cash injections from the federal and provincial governments.

Hamilton on receiving end of $31 million for 16 water and wastewater upgrades

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Aqua project wrapping up on North Vermilion

This is a relatively new process for Aqua and may be used on some other areas, he said. Aqua officials said the North Vermilion project consists of installing a “cast in place” pipe liner within the existing 8-inch cast iron water main. It’s like a pipe within the pipe

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Huntingburg Stellar Project Earns Midwestern Engineers an Engineering Excellence Award

Midwestern Engineers, Inc. has received a Merit Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Indiana.
The award was made in recognition of the 4th Street Water Main Cured-In-Place Pipe Rehabilitation Project in the City of Huntingburg Indiana. The project revitalized a more than 120-year-old cast iron water main in downtown Huntingburg, providing the infrastructure core for future downtown development projects associated with the Indiana Stellar Communities Program. Engineers Richard Burch and John Wetzel led the project for the firm.

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Huntingburg, Ind. Tackles Water Issues in Downtown District

When the downtown district of Huntingburg, Indiana – the city you lead – is known for its unique shops and restaurants and looks like it could be a Hollywood movie set for Midwestville, USA, planning an open-cut construction project for water main work just won’t do

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Trenchless After Hours: Fer-Pal’s Shaun McKaigue Takes Top Honors in Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada Gold Series

When he’s not busy in his job as president and CEO of Toronto-based Fer-Pal Infrastructure or working on his “honey do” list at home, McKaigue can be found on some of the most storied road courses in North America, battling it out door-to-door in IMSA’s Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama race series.

Sponsors on McKaigue’s No. 34 Fiorano Racing Porsche include Fer-Pal Infrastructure, Aqua-Pipe, Pfaff Porsche and Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre.

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Southfield Using Cured in Place Pipe to Replace Old Water Mains, Minimize Cost & Disruption

With the costs of failing infrastructure and matters of public health on the minds of municipal leaders, communities are on the lookout for solutions to water system issues such as deteriorating water mains.

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Fourth Street Water Line Project Begins Monday

As part of the Stellar Community projects, a historic water main — the contractors dated it to being installed around 1891 — will be replaced on Huntingburg’s historic Fourth Street.

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CIPP Rehab of Water Mains Running Through Backyards

When water mains were first installed, ease of replacement was not necessarily the first thing on the minds of those who designed the project. 

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Orland Park adopts latest water technology to rehabilitate old watermains

Burke Engineering, Airy’s, Inc., and FER-PAL Infrastructure are using robots underground to rehabilitate Orland Park’s watermains without damaging the street’s majestic trees, while also minimizing disruption to homeowners.

 

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City of Regina Relining Water Pipes

REGINA — Residents living on an eight-block stretch of Rae and Robinson streets can expect to have their water temporarily provided by another source as crews work on the decades-old concrete water pipes underground.

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The Three C’s of Water Main Rehabilitation

The 3 Though structural cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining for watermain rehabilitation has been widespread throughout Canada, only recently is it gaining steam in the United States. 

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Using CIPP for Watermains: A Less Disruptive Approach

As infrastructure ages, water utility owners are tasked with the replacement of water mains that are reaching the end of their useful life.

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FER-PAL Joins Underground Infrastructure Management Water Project Showcase

Structural Cured-in-Place Pipe Liner for Water Main Helps Restore System in Historic Downtown Area

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New pipe solves water main break problems

Madison Water Utility has found a way to resolve the problem without tearing up the street.

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New Linings for Old Water Pipes 

Baggy pipes may be the green solution to water-main replacement.

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FCM Sustainability Trade Show News Release

FCM Sustainability Trade Show brings leading sustainable products and services to 500 municipal participants

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Quinn Persuades FER-PAL to Open in Elgin

Governor Quinn said he worked hard to persuade a water-main repair company to open a new office in the Northwest Suburbs.

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New Green-Tech Firm May Reduce Costs of Replacing Chicagoland’s Aging Water Mains

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Chicagoland’s aging water infrastructure is under more stress than ever, and recent water main breaks are a telling sign of the disaster that Chicago and all cities with aging water mains are facing.

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FER-PAL Opens HQ in Elgin, Creates 50 jobs

Gov. Pat Quinn joined Fer-Pal Construction executives Tuesday to open the water main rehabilitation company’s new U.S. headquarters in Elgin, creating 50 jobs with a potential of up to $260,000 in state incentives.

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Madison Water Utility Builds New Watermains — Inside The Old Ones

Imagine Badger Rd. completely gutted – nothing but dirt and gravel, impassable for months. Same story for West Mifflin St. and Lake Mendota Drive. It’s what would have happened had Madison Water Utility chosen to dig up and replace the aging water mains that run beneath those streets. 

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