The Sacagawea Pipeline Project
Reducing the impact that pipeline installations have on the environment and the community is of the utmost importance at Sacagawea Pipeline Company. Horizontal Directional Drilling is a process that is almost exclusively utilized to minimize the environmental impact on sensitive areas. We regularly operate in environments and ecosystems in which endangered species exist and environmental preservation is the first priority.
Lake Crossing Method
Sacagawea Pipeline Company, LLC will be utilizing the HDD method. The HDD method is used for crossing waterways, roadways, shore approaches, congested areas, environmentally sensitive areas, and areas where other methods are costlier or not possible. HDD is used instead of other techniques to provide less disruption, minimal impact to the local community and above all, environmental safety.
Benefits to the Local Community
Thanks to the development and use of HDD, trenching and open cutting through environmentally delicate areas have been all but eliminated. There is no longer a need to stir toxins settled in lakes and river bottoms, killing fish, wildlife and poisoning the water down steam. Due to the benefits of HDD, wetlands and other environmentally sensitive areas remain virtually undisturbed.