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December 20, 2017


CCI’s Environmental Specialists work closely with the construction team. Drilling fluid or waste, being the by-product of an HDD project, is a growing environmental and logistical concern. Our team of highly specialized professionals work with the designers, construction inspection team, the and our clients (owners or contractors) to properly understand the volume and products to be used. With potential project constraints, they provide a drilling waste disposal (DWD) plan that will ensure environmental compliance, but also look at innovative strategies to minimize the overall volumes, costs and environmental impact. Once the plan is complete, the same professionals go into the field to implement and adhere to the plan during construction.


Desktop review of disposal options (includes both a cost review and pros/cons to each method):

  • Landspray
  • Landspread / Land Farm
  • Mix Bury Cover (MBC)
  • Facility/other disposal
  • Solidification/dewatering

Review DWD plans for regulatory compliance.

Site investigation to determine:

  • Sump locations
  • Mix Bury Cover options
  • Access
  • Terrain
  • Landspray / Land Farm suitability

Review DWD planning program with clients and other CCI departments:

  • Geotechnical
  • Engineering
  • Construction



CCI is at the forefront of innovation for drilling fluid disposal, including being the first in the industry to establish a solidification and volume solution for mud disposal specifically designed for the trenchless industry. The process allows not only a reduction in overall volume but reduces the cost and environmental footprint of the project.