HD Supply Waterworks provides pipe, materials for Pennsylvania water system

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The Intercourse Waterline project based in Lancaster County, Pa., is a system replacement, due to contamination of the town’s current water source.

Among the horses and buggies in the small Amish town of Intercourse, Pa., a new water system is being installed for the tiny community. While not an unusual occurrence, what is unique about this project supplied by HD Supply Waterworks, is the use of all high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, and valves and hydrants with factory-integrated HDPE connections.

The Intercourse Waterline project based in Lancaster County, Pa., is a system replacement, due to contamination of the town’s current water source. The new system will include 380 services and involve 52,000 ft of HDPE pipe in diameters ranging from 3/4 in. to 12 in. More than 200 valves and 69 fire hydrants, 380 3/4 in. and 1 in. services and more than 500 HDPE fittings and saddles are also included in the job’s specs.

The use of HDPE, due to its non-corrosive value, is not so unusual for this kind of a job, according to Chad Smith, HD Supply Waterworks Sales Representative. However, also incorporating HDPE valves and hydrants with integral HDPE butt-fused end connections is relatively new, and moves away from the more traditional use of mechanical joints involving bolts, nuts, restraints, and gaskets.

The job is already underway with an expected finish late this spring. Visit hdswaterworks.com for more info about HD Supply Waterworks’ entire line of water infrastructure products and services.

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