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.

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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…
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…
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 innovative…
Sep 18 2017
Pipeline inspection software used with ArcGIS Online allows the sewer line cleaning company to review field data instantly. Ace Pipe Cleaning Inc. (…
Sep 18 2017
Polyethylene (PE), a thermoplastic resin, was first produced in 1933. During the next 20 years, petrochemical industry chemists advanced the…
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 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…
Aug 20 2017
Neofit+ Plus System is a non-invasive pipe lining system specially designed for small-diameter potable water service piping. The liner seals small…
Jul 7 2017
Couplings allowed the contractor to join the prefabricated grooved and epoxy-coated pipe, providing visual confirmation of correct installation. …
Jul 7 2017
The city of Myrtle Beach, S.C., has a population of approximately 27,000 and is growing. Because Myrtle Beach is a beach resort, this number swells…
Jun 2 2017
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service led a delegation of 13 water companies to Peru…
May 23 2017
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced the launch of its new Buried No Longer (BNL) tool. The BNL online tool offers water and wastewater…
May 22 2017
Xylem Inc. has released a white paper outlining strategies to increase the resilience of cities around the world. According to the United Nations, 66…
May 8 2017
In March 2010, an unusually configured culvert passing under Florida State Route 16 was rehabilitated with an solution called CentriPipe, utilizing…
May 8 2017
Some believe that relining a pipe with a smaller one will decrease its capacity. However, this is not always the case, and slipline rehabilitation…
May 3 2017
Hydroelectric penstocks utilize water and elevation to generate electricity. It is a clean, cost-effective and reliable source of energy. Penstocks…
Apr 25 2017
The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) and Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) released research that shows that water-efficient toilets could…
Apr 13 2017
The Water Research Foundation (WRF), a sponsor of research supporting the water community, announced a new research report on lead service line…
Apr 6 2017
PRELOAD LLC, a prestressed concrete tank design and construction company, announced the company’s inaugural Concrete Decision Award, a celebration of…
Mar 30 2017
Western Municipal Water District will begin construction this spring on the La Sierra Pipeline, a $36 million project to increase local water supply…
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