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.
Erin Boudreaux writes on infrastructure and population growth in Sioux Falls
Jan 11 2018

Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota and growing larger each day. In 2016, the city’s population increased by 5,200 people to a current...

Jeff B. Jensen writes on Canadian community using automatic flushing unit
Jan 11 2018

The Cape Breton Regional Municipal (CBRM) Water Utility in Nova Scotia supplies potable water to a population of 81,000 over 478 miles of pipeline...

Joshua Herchl writes on the enhancement of sanitary sewer pump stations
Jan 11 2018

Today’s utilities often find that existing pump stations do not have the necessary power or capacity to meet demand. Frequent breakdowns and...

Lars Stenstedt writes on six things likely older than drinking water pipes
Jan 10 2018

Water industry leaders have tried to convey the urgency to address the country’s failing water infrastructure. Yet, the industry receives minimal...

Long Beach, N.Y. is seeking an additional $12 million for sewer project
Jan 8 2018

The city of Long Beach, N.Y., is...

Jan 8 2018

Hobas pipe is inherently corrosion resistant. The centrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer mortar lasts 100 years or more providing a...

Jan 8 2018

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

Jan 8 2018

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

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...