Cross Bores-Be Aware! (WWETT Show 2023)

March 23, 2023

The session will include knowledge of the potential of utility line cross bores into sanitary and storm sewer lines. It will include the potential risks associated with unknown cross bores and best practices working around them. There will be discussion around Northern Indiana Public Service Company’s (NIPSCO's) current program, how it started, where they are today, and where they are going with details of the findings pertaining to cross bores. The session will be pertinent information to those that work with, around, or inside sewer lines.

Learning Objectives

1. Explain what "cross bores" within the utility industry are

2. Explain NIPSCO's cross bore program and it's effectiveness

3. Define best practices before cleaning a storm/sanitary sewer line

4. Discuss the safety advantages of proactive actions around cleaning sewer lines

Speakers:  Lincoln Stephenson, President at Champion Cleaning Specialists, Inc.; John Todd, NIPSCO

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