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Hot Water

One of many installations taking advantage of the Government rebate schemes. Water heated by solar, or heat pump, helps save our planet and saves you lots of money. Learn more about these on the hot water page...

Flood Prevention

An example of some larger scale specialised plumbing. We constructed a pump well with inlet weir and grating, with two large pumps on guide rails. In flooding situations the large influx of storm water could then be pumped outside the levee banks. See more on the portfolio gallery.......

STP and Distribution

Sewer from three homes and School amenities at an Outback School was run through 3 small Sewer Treatment Plants to this distribution well. What was once a dust bowl is now a green, grassed play oval of approx 30 x 50 metres.

Drain Repair

No relining this time. After CCTV inspection and diagnosis small sections of drains were replaced and sewer junctions with large diameter access risers were installed as a safer alternative to using access manholes.


An example of hydro-vac excavtion. This high pressure gas main was suspected to be leaking. After setting up traffic control and emergency procedures it was carefully located by potholing. Following this the entire tee section and pipes were exposed for an easy and safe repair.

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What is it?

Potholing is the exposing of underground services by non destructive methods to make them visible from above the ground
The services are usually, but not always, located first by means of electronic locators, or other equipment designed to see underground.
Potholing (sometimes called daylighting), is usually done so that other mechanical equipment can be safely used to excavate around them, without damaging them. Other times people just want to identify for sure, exactly where located services are.
The photos are an example of the benefits of potholing. These various contractors were lucky it was only the sewer they destroyed. In just this small hole, our hydro-vac exposed the broken sewer, a high pressure copper gas main whose installation may have caused the initial damage, a copper water pipe and the fibre optic installation that did the final damage.

Potholing is a service that Renopipe provides. We have the capabiliy to use either High Pressure Water, or High Velocity Air, to safely break up the ground, then Vacuum it away. Renopipe has been Potholing in Western NSW, since 2007. We can also provide electronic locating beforehand.
Below is an example of a quick and inexpensive pothole to an electrical cable conduit, using the Renopipe Hydro-Eductor. The pothole can then be filled in or safely capped to view at anytime as in the second photo of Comms conduit pothole.
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