Despite the recent bad weather, we’re continuing to make progress with the installation of rising main and gravity sewer along various sections of the pipeline. Yesterday we successfully installed one of two rising mains under the A167 using Directional Drilling methods. The drilling machine (Ditch Witch) located adjacent Pity Me Nursery sends an initial pilot drill hole beneath the A167 going west to east. Using an under pressure biodegradable drilling slurry, this keeps the drilled hole open while we attach a larger drill head which ‘back reams’ the hole to the size of the pipe. Once the hole is ready to receive the new pipe, the Ditch Witch winches the welded plastic pipe back through the drill hole displacing the slurry.