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Crews replace pipeline equipment

Crews replace pipeline equipment

October 19th, 2011 in News

A crew on a barge assists a diver as he descends into the murky water of the Missouri River as, one at a time, divers went to attach an intake screen to recently embedded pipes below the water's surface. This part of the job nearly concludes the yearlong $11 million intake project, which puts the lines deeper and farther into the water flow for more efficient pumping in low-river or freezing conditions.

Photo by Julie Smith

Divers working for Missouri American Water on Tuesday installed screens on the new Missouri River water intake pipelines that carry water from the river to Jefferson City's water treatment plant.

The divers worked from a river barge to lower and install the screens at the end of two 20-inch diameter pipelines about 15 to 25 feet below the water's surface.

The installation is part of Missouri American's $11 million intake project designed to ....