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What is Horizontal Directional Drilling?

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is a precise drilling technique that takes careful planning, proper setup, navigators with extensive training, and advanced tools to guide and steer the drill. Horizontal directional drills use bent (articulated) arms to control the geometry of each cut. To clear its path, the drill bit may be fitted with a high-pressure hydraulic nozzle to clear away bits of debris.

We use these techniques to insert water intakes into sewers, rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water. Our team serves the needs of municipalities, ministries, engineering firms, subdivisions, contractors, homeowners, and anyone needing directional drilling in Penticton, British Columbia, and many parts of Saskatchewan. If your project needs water intake installation in B.C., contact us.


Water Intake Pipe Installation (River, Lake, Ocean)

Ensure efficient water intake pipe installation in rivers, lakes, and oceans with Ironman Directional Drilling. Utilizing advanced horizontal directional drilling (HDD) technology, we minimize environmental disruption while maximizing operational effectiveness. Our professional team ensures the precise placement of intake systems, optimizing water access without harming aquatic ecosystems.


By choosing us, customers contribute to sustainable water resource management, preserving natural habitats and promoting ecological balance. Trust us for seamless water intake solutions, safeguarding BC's precious water sources for future generations.

Water Intake Installation in Lakes & Rivers across BC

Ironman Directional Drilling specializes in the precision installation of water intakes across rivers, lakes, and sewers, employing state-of-the-art horizontal directional drilling (HDD) technology. Since 1999, we've been delivering eco-friendly and cost-effective solutions to industrial, commercial, and residential clients throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and areas of Saskatchewan.


Our expertise extends to installing high-pressure sewer lines beneath lake beds, spanning from shore to shore, underwater diving, lake intakes, and outfalls. With our advanced drill heads, we can effortlessly navigate through solid rock formations, ensuring seamless project completion.


Water intake pipe installation is a complex process, requiring meticulous planning and execution. By harnessing the power of HDD technology, we minimize environmental disruption while maximizing project precision and cost-effectiveness.


Our portfolio showcases numerous successful directional drilling projects undertaken across various terrains and conditions. Whether you need water intake pipe installation services or sewer line installations beneath rivers and lakes, our experienced team is ready to provide innovative solutions tailored to your requirements.


Contact us today. Visit our gallery to see some of our past projects.

Installation of Sewer Lines Under Rivers and Lakes

Installing sewer lines under rivers and lakes requires careful planning and execution to ensure minimal environmental impact. Ironman Directional Drilling assesses the environment and employs horizontal directional drilling (HDD) technology to drill through the river or lake bed, ensuring minimal disruption to aquatic ecosystems.


We prioritize environmental responsibility, mitigating disturbances to aquatic habitats. Join us in preserving waterways while ensuring efficient sewer line installation beneath rivers and lakes. Trust us for reliable, eco-friendly solutions in British Columbia's water infrastructure projects.

How Can Horizontal Directional Drilling Help You?

Horizontal directional drilling will help: 


Protect the environment: Unlike trenching, excavating, and other drilling techniques, directional drilling is often the most viable and least destructive option when protecting wetlands, lakes, and rivers. It has been shown to cause little to or no disturbance to the areas where a water intake is being installed.


Quick installation: Choosing this method avoids the requirement for trenching. In other words, it means less soil to be dug up and disposed of. This ensures the project is completed much faster.


Comes with a low installation cost: As this is a trenchless method, a small crew can complete a project. Less manpower will lower the total cost of the overall project.


Flexibility: The horizontal directional drilling method displaces less soil and doesn’t require the land to be dug down. This means the landscape will be preserved, and you can return to your business as usual.


The employees of Ironman Directional Drilling work alongside biologists and environmentalists. Whether completing a project in a lake or river on Vancouver Island, Okanagan Valley, or Shuswap, we always put the environment first.

How Can Horizontal Directional Drilling Help You?

To request additional information on our water intale line installation services, or equipment, contact Ironman Directional Drilling anytime. We serve British Columbia, Alberta, and parts of Saskatchewan.

Reliable Water Intake Installation Crew in BC

Our horizontal directional drilling methods will  save you time and money.

What We Do

With certified welders on staff, Ironman Directional Drilling can assist you with all of the following services:

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