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  • Vicksburg, MS — USACE turns to Snap-Tite to extend levee life

    U.S. Army Engineers Take Proactive Approach to Levee Repair BACKGROUND Levees form a critical part of the United States infrastructure as past flooding has proven. Their maintenance and repair is held to rigorous standards as a primary protection to citizens and property in the event of a natural disaster. For local and federal agencies, keeping the nation’s estimated 100,000 miles of aging levee systems from failing is a major undertaking. “Many of our flood control structures and pipes are 40... View Article

  • Prestonsburg, KY — Large Diameter Reline Prevents Flooding

    Levee Pipe Relined with Large Diameter HDPE Pipe to Prevent Flooding The Problem The city of Prestonsburg, Kentucky is the owner and sponsor of a levee located near Pikeville, Kentucky. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) branch in Huntington, West Virginia, who evaluates the condition of levees in the area, determined that a pipe running through the Prestonsburg levee was damaged and needed to be repaired. The poor condition of the 96-inch corrugated metal pipe (CMP) included several... View Article

  • Louisville, KY — Old levee culvert relines with Snap-Tite

    Louisville Levee Culvert Relined with Snap-Tite The Problem A levee located in a park off of Cane Run Road in Louisville, Kentucky contained a deteriorated corrugated metal drainage pipe. During a video inspection, it was discovered that the 94-foot, 54-inch pipe was damaged and needed to be replaced or repaired. The Louisville Municipal Sewer District (MSD) is the sponsor of the levee, which was originally built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The USACE built many of... View Article

  • Fellsmere, FL — Snap-Tite Tapped for Levee repair

    Big Pipe Restores Function to Levee, Protects Florida Wetlands Background The St. Johns River is the longest river in the state of Florida. It is 310 miles long, forming numerous lakes as it meanders from Central Florida north to Jacksonville. The St. Johns River is also one of Florida’s major interior wetlands. The river is separated into three major river basins and several watersheds (such as Lake George and Ocklawaha River), all managed by the St. Johns River Water Management... View Article