Utilities are basic amenities that make modern living possible. We specialize in the installation of water and sewer utilities.
Utilities are basic amenities that make modern living possible. They include water, sewer, electric, gas, and telecommunications lines. Pepperdam Construction specializes in the installation of water and sewer utilities. We are licensed utility contractors, and we are approved by local utilities companies to install public and private utility systems.
Water Distribution System
Water distribution systems supply our homes and businesses with fresh, potable water. These systems are pressurized and convey water from water treatment facilities into our sinks, showers, and toilets.
Sanitary Sewer Systems
Sanitary sewer systems carry sewage, gray water, and waste away from buildings, and into wastewater treatment facilities. There are two types of sewer systems, ones that rely on gravity to move water, and force main systems. Gravity sewer systems are the most common because they require the least maintenance, and they are generally cheaper to install. To function properly, the pipe bedding must be graded so that the elevation of the pipe gradually decreases. That allows waste to flow downhill, away from the property, and to the waste treatment facility. Sometimes, the elevations of existing facilities preclude the use of gravity reliant systems. In these cases, a force main may be required. Force mains are systems that rely on pumping equipment to pressurize and move wastewater. These facilities are generally more expensive to install, and more expensive to maintain. They are more expensive because the piping must be durable enough to withstand the pressure created by the pumping equipment. The pumping equipment must also be maintained and monitored to prevent backflow.