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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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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…
Mar 1 2018
Horizontal directional drilling was critical in installing a force main under the Agua Fria River in Surprize, Ariz. Watch the project manager,…
Feb 27 2018
This past May while replacing a water line, construction workers in Philadelphia discovered 200-year-old water main made of wood. The Philadelphia…
Feb 13 2018
Non-revenue water (NRW) remains a significant issue for some utilities. Many water providers in North America experience approximately 20 to 30% NRW…
Feb 13 2018
How to set a Plast-O-Matic regulator to reduce pipeline pressure to a safe, usable level and to protect spray heads, filters and downstream…
Feb 8 2018
California state officials announced on February 7, 2018, that they will be scaling back a planned water delivery project. Originally, the project…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
Jan 8 2018
The city of Long Beach, N.Y., is seeking an additional $12 million on top of the $6 million already received in grants to fund a sewage pipeline to…
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 more…
Oct 19 2017
The city of Rowlett, Texas, experienced an unauthorized wastewater discharge from a sanitary sewer manhole. Approximately 77,000 gal of domestic…
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.…
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