Pipe Selection

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

Study Takes Comprehensive Look at PVC Life Cycle Assessment & Sustainability

Study Takes Comprehensive Look at PVC Life Cycle Assessment & Sustainability

August 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

A recent study from the Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association, conducted by Sustainable Solutions Corp., presents the first comprehensive environmental review of underground PVC pipes for drinking water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer piping systems in North America based on a 100-year life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology. The study evaluates undergroundRead More

PPI announces new board members

PPI announces new board members

August 14, 2017 at 10:17 am 0 comments

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) recently installed members in new roles on its board of directors. These individuals took office immediately following the group’s annual meeting held at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Garden, Fla., at which the changes to the executive committee were confirmed. David FinkRead More

Thompson Pipe Group acquires U.S. Pipe assets

Thompson Pipe Group acquires U.S. Pipe assets

July 10, 2017 at 8:30 am 0 comments

  Thompson Pipe Group has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the concrete and steel pressure pipe assets of U.S. Pipe, a division of Forterra. The new entity will operate under the name Thompson Pipe Group, and becomes one of the largest and most diverse pressure pipe providers in NorthRead More