Pipe Selection

AMERICAN plans to build valve and hydrant research center

AMERICAN plans to build valve and hydrant research center

May 28, 2019 at 8:41 am 0 comments

AMERICAN Flow Control, the valve and hydrant division of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, has announced the formation of AMERICAN Innovation, LLC, a company dedicated to research and development. The company intends to construct a facility, the AMERICAN Flow Control Center for Innovative Excellence, in Crawfordsville,Read More

Are You Considering the Economic Impact of Your Pipe Materials?

Are You Considering the Economic Impact of Your Pipe Materials?

April 8, 2019 at 9:22 am 0 comments

Editor’s Note: WF&M recently sat down with Justin Reeves, P.E., project manager, and Bob Card, P.E., chief pipe engineer, at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a national planning, engineering and program management firm, to get their take on the economic impact of pipe selection and specification in the waterRead More

Core & Main closes acquisition of Maskell Pipe & Supply

Core & Main closes acquisition of Maskell Pipe & Supply

February 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

Core & Main LP has closed on its previously announced definitive agreement to acquire select assets of Maskell Pipe & Supply, Inc., a California-based distributor and fittings fabricator of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. The acquisition will mark the fifth by Core & Main since becoming an independent company from HDRead More

The Water Main Report Card

The Water Main Report Card

June 15, 2018 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

By Steven Folkman Most water professionals are well aware that in 2009, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issued its Infrastructure Report Card and gave a D- to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. In a small sign of improvement, the 2013 ASCE Report Card graded drinking water and wastewaterRead More

Bureau of Reclamation introduces buried pipeline competition

Bureau of Reclamation introduces buried pipeline competition

March 19, 2018 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

The Bureau of Reclamation has launched a new prize competition seeking innovative methods and technologies to detect leaks and flaws in large buried pipelines that deliver water for municipal, industrial, and agricultural uses. Currently, no practical method exists to detect leaks and flaws in large diameter pipelines. For example, leaksRead More

Study: Water main breaks up 27 percent in past six years

Study: Water main breaks up 27 percent in past six years

March 7, 2018 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

A new study from Utah State University (USU) examines the increasing number of water main breaks across the United States and Canada, as well as associated pipe materials and what the trend could mean for the future of water infrastructure. The study, titled “Water Main Break Rates in the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study,”Read More

Palms & Pipelines

Palms & Pipelines

March 5, 2018 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

West Palm Beach Completes Groundbreaking Force Main Rehabilitation By Sharon M. Bueno West Palm Beach, Florida, provided the perfect setting to demonstrate just how important trenchless methods are to a community looking to upgrade its underground infrastructure with minimal disturbance and impact to its residents. West Palm Beach officials turnedRead More

Turning Data Into Decisions: WSSC Prioritizes Water Main Replacement

Turning Data Into Decisions: WSSC Prioritizes Water Main Replacement

October 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

  Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Prioritizes Water Main Replacement with Comprehensive Inspection Program Water asset management can be a lofty enterprise, particularly if you’re one of the largest utilities in the United States. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), established in 1918, covers nearly 1,000 sq-miles in Prince George’s andRead More

Resetting the Clock on Infrastructure

Resetting the Clock on Infrastructure

September 5, 2017 at 8:50 am 0 comments

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) was established in 1918, the brainchild of public health officials and that era’s version of “civic activists.” A bond issue passed that year helped fund the system’s start and WSSC began acquiring existing water and sewerage systems within its service area – 95 squareRead More

HD Supply Waterworks now Core & Main

HD Supply Waterworks now Core & Main

August 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

HD Supply Waterworks has announced it has changed its name to Core & Main effective immediately. The company, previously a division of HD Supply, became a freestanding enterprise following its acquisition by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on Aug. 1, 2017. “The name Core & Main allows us to continue ourRead More