“We were desperate to find a good firm like Master Locators to come out and do a complicated dig in the river. We were very pleased with the hard work your team did on the job”

Paul Woodworth

Fluvial Geomorphologist

The Challenge


Princeton Hydro is an environmentalist organization. It is currently focused on river restoration and dam removal. For this initiative, Princeton Hydro hired Master Locators to help expose a gas line in Bushkill Creek. It was important for our team to survey the site and provide the exact location and elevation of the gas line. Princeton Hydro then used this information in their designs to protect the river in Easton, PA.

How We Did It


Located in a creek, it would be difficult to find the gas line in the water and buried under the sediment. The sediment was moving into the stream channel, which can drop the elevation and expose the gas line. Despite these challenges, Master Locators was up to the job! 

Our team walked into the middle of the river and used a hydro truck, aqua dam and harness to remove water from the site. Rainfall impacted the amount of time it took to remove the water. Nonetheless, the hydro excavation part of the project was a success. Afterward, Master Locators performed two soft digs to expose the gas line. The exact location and elevation of the gas line were included in Princeton Hydro’s design plans. 

Due to our efforts, Princeton Hydro can add protection at Bushkill Creek to restore the river.

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