New tool shows how trenchless technology cuts carbon emissions*

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Key players within the water sector have united to tackle industry emissions by using a specialised carbon calculator. 

Tailored to the water industry, the tool is designed to inspire construction contractors to find innovative ways to reduce their emissions through trenchless technology and build a brighter future.


Living in the age of
climate crisis

In an era where 94 Australian councils, home to over 34 percent of the population, have declared climate emergencies, it is now critical for them to embed environmentally conscious decision making into their infrastructure planning. 

Specialist in water infrastructure, Interflow, has collaborated with the Australasian Society of Trenchless Technology (ASTT) and engineering consultancy, Mott MacDonald New Zealand, to give all ASTT members access to a specialised carbon calculator.

The calculator will enable water authorities, local councils and engineers to easily compare trenchless solutions to conventional ‘dig and replace’ methods, providing them with the power to make more informed decisions when designing their water solutions.


A sustainable solution 

Interflow’s Environmental and Sustainability Manager, Anthony Ogilvie, explains how the calculator would work in practice. 

“It will compare the efficacy of trenchless technologies with traditional ‘dig and replace’ methods and also help asset owners to choose between the growing selection of trenchless technologies.” 

By saving the time and costs associated with excavation, trenchless technologies are quickly becoming the preferred construction methods of choice for councils and water authorities across the globe. 

“Interflow has been a market leader in water infrastructure solutions since 1936. It seemed only right that we helped the ASTT collaborate with its members to develop a tool that empirically showcased the environmental benefits of trenchless technology.”

The ASTT has approved the business case and is currently working to make the tool available to its members.
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