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Old 01-21-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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I am digging a 2' trench for power and water. There's 20' or 30' section that is below the water table . . . in fact, the water table is pretty much at the soil surface level. I've been working on it with a trenching shovel, but its getting pretty much impossible to make any progress in the muck. Any ideas? Thanks!

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Dig a pit off to the side deeper then the trench and use a mud pump to pump the water away from the area.

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tempory walls to hold back the sides while you dig, then remove after you are done laying the lines.


edit: mud pump, while you work....


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Ayuh,.... Underwater, with the mud pump, ya may not even need the shovel....
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Water level at the top of the soil, what are you doing, trenching in a pond or wetland?
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