Northern Utility Services

Northern Utility Services

Alaska's Community Water System Specialist

Trenchless Technology

Affordable, Tight Quarters Directional Drilling

While directional drilling has become standard practice for replacing water and sewer mains over long distances and under roadways, it has typically been impractical for smaller projects such as service line replacements. To meet the small scale trenchless need, Northern Utility Services has invested in specialized directional drilling equipment capable of trenchless water and sewer line installation in tight quarters.

This specialized drilling unit can be set up in the bottom of a trench box or inside a building, allowing the drilling to be started at the desired depth within an excavated area of as little as 24 square feet. With a maximum drilling distance of 150ft, this technology is perfect for replacing short water, sewer, private gas lines, etc without destroying costly landscaping, pavement or other surface structures.