Conotton Creek Diversion
- Location Ohio
Michels Construction, Inc. designed, installed and operated a system to divert peak flows of up to 168,000 gallons per minute, or 242 million gallons per day, so a pipeline could be open cut in dry conditions. The Michels team calculated the need for a total of nine 16-inch and 18-inch electric submersible pumps. Nine parallel 24-inch HDPE pipe runs were fusion welded to 600-foot lengths, including two 45-degree bends and three 90-degree bends on each pipe run. More than a mile of pipe was assembled and put into operation within seven days, allowing the project to stay on schedule. Michels also installed 42 deep wells and 6,000 lineal feet of wellpoint dewatering systems to lower and control groundwater levels throughout the project to further enhance working conditions.