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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.
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Agreement reached on water infrastructure bill
Agreement reached on water infrastructure bill
Sep 13 2018
On Sept. 10, U.S. Senate and House lawmakers reached an agreement on America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Next, the bipartisan legislation…
Naval base leaks wastewater following connection with storm water system
Naval base leaks wastewater following connection with storm water system
Sep 10 2018
Naval Base Kitsap discovered a long-term sewage spill that leaked an estimated 450,000 gal of wastewater into the Puget Sound during the past two…
Aug 30 2018
PVC-coated conduit bodies offer corrosion protection for applications that require access to conductors in the conduit run. They act as pull outlets…
Illinois renews water distribution act for privatization
Illinois renews water distribution act for privatization
Aug 16 2018
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an amendment to renew the Illinois Water Systems Viability Act, signed into law in 2013, which allows private water…
Water main breaks, stranding man on his truck's roof
Water main breaks, stranding man on his truck's roof
Aug 9 2018
On Aug. 7, a man was rescued from the roof of his Chevrolet truck after crashing into a sinkhole created by a water main break in Worcester, Mass.…
Groundwater plan proposed to address high nitrates
Groundwater plan proposed to address high nitrates
Aug 6 2018
A newly released proposal to reduce nitrates in the groundwater of the Lower Yakima Valley, Wash., recommended extending municipal water and sewer…
Jul 26 2018
Bypassing areas of pipe that need repair or maintenance is commonplace in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) where the facility’s footprint is large…
Jul 26 2018
How do we make valid selections when it comes to picking the right pipe material for a specific application? What are the criteria we use? Can we…
Jul 26 2018
The flat gasket repair clamp is often seen as a jack-of-all-trades repair product for fixing pipe. No matter what repair crews find in the ground,…
Jul 8 2018
Hobas pipe is inherently corrosion resistant. The centrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer mortar lasts 100 years or more providing a low…
May 14 2018
Located in Pierce County, Wash., the city of Gig Harbor is a local mecca for tourism boasting an expansive history in the boat-building and…
May 8 2018
On Monday May 7, 2018, the Philadelphia International Airport suffered a significant water main break, depriving the facility of water pressure to…
May 1 2018
East Greenbush, N.Y., is a town of approximately 15,000 residents where Tom Kennedy serves as the East Greenbush Water Department general foreman.…
Apr 11 2018
Following a vote late on April 10, 2018, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) will provide nearly $11 billion towards the…
Apr 10 2018
Worland, a Wyoming city with a population of 8,000, recently used a point repair solution to rehabilitate 250 ft of 24-in. diameter clay pipe sewer…
Apr 10 2018
A RaceTrac gas station and convenience store in Central Florida was plagued with rising maintenance costs due to a problematic aerobic wastewater…
Mar 9 2018
Designed to reduce environmental impacts resulting from combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in Columbus, Ohio, the Olentangy Scioto Interceptor Sewer…
Mar 9 2018
Nor’easters in Massachusetts are routine. They happen most winters and often dump heavy snow throughout the region. No big deal. No one, however, was…
Mar 7 2018
When sludge, wastewater and other particulate suspensions come in direct contact with pressure instruments, the instruments likely will clog.…
Mar 6 2018
For a third day, thousands of homes in the UK are without water following widespread burst pipes. A sudden rise in temperature following the cold…
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