CONTRACTOR CROSSES WASHITA RIVER WITH NEW “HORSE"
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In mid-2011, McElroy equipment helped the City of Ardmore, Oklahoma install a 36-inch DIPS SDR 11 pipeline under the Washita River. Using directional drilling, the new water main was installed to replace a concrete main that had been washed away by the constant erosion forces of the river passing over the exposed pipe.
Ardmore lies equidistant between Dallas, Texas and Oklahoma City. Home to approximately 24,000, the city relies on several reservoirs, a series of pump stations and three different water mains that cross the Washita River to bring water to the city. With additional stress added to the two other water mains, it was an easy decision to replace the washed out concrete main.