Pipe Distribution

Plastic pipe. Steel pipe. Concrete pipe. Cast iron pipe. The industry has strong opinions on which type of pipe rules the lot; and, while we here at W&WD are not partial to any one pipe, we do cover them all. Seventy-three percent of W&WD subscribers have the authority to specify, approve or buy pipe and fittings; so read on for the latest news and features on pipe and distribution systems.
Dec 10 2017

Designed for hot tapping ductile iron pipe and thick-wall C900 plastic pipe, the...

Boston struggles with sewer maintenance
Nov 13 2017

Boston’s sewer system, one of the oldest sewer systems in the U.S., struggled with private versus public ownership. When the...

Replaced water pipes reduce lead in Flint
Oct 25 2017

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Oct 22 2017

Truss Pipe is a thermoplastic composite, double-wall, semi-rigid pipe that provides 200 psi minimum pipe stiffness and strong deflection. With...

Wastewater discharge affects Rowlett water
Oct 19 2017

The city of Rowlett, Texas, experienced an unauthorized wastewater ...

Oct 18 2017

Wide-range capability on one-piece, large diameter products with only four top-facing bolts with 4 degrees of dynamic deflection.

Sep 29 2017

The Baltimore Public Works Department blamed a “fatberg" made up of grease, fat, wet wipes and other garbage that slowly grew in a Baltimore sewer...

Sep 24 2017

Ceramapure is a barrier coating formulated for the protection of ductile iron and steel pipe and fittings for water or sewer service. The two-...

Sep 24 2017

For more than 45 years, the Airvac brand has provided cost-effective solutions for existing communities and new land developments. Airvac, a brand...

ConAgra system wins award
Sep 19 2017

One of the greatest challenges for building a 1.6-million-sq-ft ConAgra distribution center was not the building itself, but how to manage storm...

Pipe receives new liner
Sep 19 2017

Acoal-fired, electric power-generating plant near Atlanta was constructed in the 1960s to provide electricity to metropolitan Atlanta. The plant’s...

Valley Forge force main repair project
Sep 18 2017

When Tredyffrin Township, Pa., faced three catastrophic failures on the Wilson Road Force Main (WRFM) between 2012 and 2014, they knew an...

Ace Pipe Cleaning offers sewer cleaning
Sep 18 2017

Pipeline inspection software used with ArcGIS Online allows the sewer line cleaning company to review field data...

Plastics Pipe Institute project
Sep 18 2017

Polyethylene (PE), a thermoplastic resin, was first produced in 1933. During the next 20 years, petrochemical industry chemists advanced the...

Louisville utility completes phase 1 of project
Sep 18 2017

Louisville Water Co., the utility for Louisville, Ky., has announced that Phase I of the Eastern Parkway Project to install 2.2 miles of 42-in....

Sep 10 2017

Thompson Pipe Group is the North American manufacturer of Flowtite fiberglass reinforced pipe (FRP). Produced using the advanced continuous-...

Sep 10 2017

The Hymax Grip Swiveljoint connects and restrains two pipes at any angle from 0 to 90 degrees. With its flexible swiveling end, it...

srpe system installation
Sep 8 2017

Located in Pierce County, Wash., the city of Gig Harbor is dedicated to preserving its unique history and character, even as it undergoes...

Seward discovers leak in system
Aug 22 2017

The city of Seward, Neb., warned its residents not to consume any city water due to "unknown concentrations" in the water following a ...