Pinnacle Pipeline provides a comprehensive cross bore inspection program for utility owners — primarily natural gas energy providers — to eliminate the risks presented by new or replacement utility lines that are horizontally drilled through existing wastewater infrastructure. Gas line cross bore conflicts are especially dangerous as they can be easily breached during routine sewer cleaning, potentially resulting in an explosive situation.
Any trenchless replacement project presents a risk. Conflicts can exist between both mains and service connections for crossing lines. Older inspection efforts and poor record-keeping techniques have created a significant, national concern over public safety regarding utility lines installed using horizontal drilling methods that date back several decades.