Report Touts the Benefits of PVC Pipe for Sewer, Water Projects

Sustainable Solutions Corporation has released the Life Cycle Assessment of PVC Water and Sewer Pipe and Comparative Sustainability Analysis of Pipe Materials, the first comprehensive environmental review of underground piping systems in North America. Based on a 100-year life cycle assessment metho..

United Pipeline Systems HDPE Tite Liner System

The Tite Liner system is ideal for the renewal of distribution and pressure mains. Its installation cuts down on digging and disruption, while helping water companies and municipalities extend the life of their existing infrastructure. The continuous HDPE liner is installed with a close fit against ..

Armtec to Invest Millions in Large Diameter HDPE Pipe

Armtec is investing millions of dollars in equipment to manufacture large diameter high density polyethylene storm sewer pipe for the public and private infrastructure markets across Canada. The equipment will produce flexible pipe with bell and gasket joints, and will be certified to the appropriat..

McElroy Manufacturing TracStar 618 Series

The McElroy Manufacturing TracStar 618 Series 2 is a self-contained, self-propelled, track-mounted vehicle that handles nearly any terrain. It will butt fuse pipe sizes from 6” IPS to 18” OD, and its carriage now shares a common vehicle with the 28, 250 and 412 TracStar sizes. Powered by a powerful ..

Keyhole Pavement Repairs Using Rapid Hardening Cement

Headquartered in Bethlehem, PA, Buzzi Unicem USA is one of the larger cement companies in the nation. For keyhole pavement repairs and backfill requiring limited downtime, Buzzi Unicem USA offers specialty products using CSA ultra-rapid hardening cement. The products are Ulti-Grout approved by GTI; ..

Forterra Acquires Royal Enterprises America

Forterra, Inc., a leading manufacturer of water infrastructure pipe and products in the United States and Eastern Canada, has acquired the business of Royal Enterprises America, a manufacturer of concrete drainage pipe, precast concrete products, stormwater treatment technologies and erosion control..

New Jersey American Water Invests $5.8 Million In Water Mains

New Jersey American Water is investing more than $5.8 million in approximately 20,800 feet of new (ductile iron) pipe to replace water mains that were installed as far back as the 1920s. Construction and street restoration will be completed in the spring and summer of 2017. “With the installation o..

McElroy Partners with Netafim to Grow HDPE Equipment Business

McElroy and Netafim have joined forces to meet the demand for HDPE (high-density polyethylene) pipeline solutions serving the irrigation industry and the growing opportunities in potable water and natural gas. “We are excited about the many benefits McElroy machines will bring to our growing operat..

Pipeline Rupture Spills Wastewater into Carson River

RENO (AP) – An unknown amount of wastewater effluent has spilled into the Carson River in the Lake Tahoe area. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that according to the Douglas County Sewer Improvement District, officials noticed the rupture in Minden on Tuesday and repaired the break on Wednesday..

Report: Future of Water and Wastewater Pipe Market Looks Bright

According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the water and wastewater pipe market looks promising with opportunities in the potable water pipe, wastewater pipe, and irrigation pipe applications. The global water and wastewater pipe market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5% ..

New Website Strengthens, Streamlines Key Plastics Pipe Industry Resource

The Hydrostatic Stress Board (HSB), an independent, technical-based group of voluntary industry experts, operating under the auspices of the Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI), recently announced that its website section has been reconstructed and expanded to expedite the listing request process, an..

McElroy Innovates TracStar Series 2 For Medium Diameter Pipe

McElroy has launched a new series in its long-proven TracStar line that is more functional and efficient than ever before. The TracStar Series 2 for medium diameter pipe now shares a common vehicle that is interchangeable with the 28, 250, 412 and 618 fusion machines for 2-inch IPS to 18-inch OD the..

Water Pipe Funding Assured by Congress

Congress will approve new funding for “emergency” repair and construction of underground water pipes with unacceptably high lead content when it approves a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill in either November or December. But numerous questions remain about the new program established in ..

New Cutterhead Configuration For TT Technologies Grundoburst

TT Technologies recently introduced a new cutterhead configuration for its Grundoburst static pipe bursting system consisting of three specially designed bladed, roller cutterheads in succession. This allows contractors to burst/split large-diameter steel and ductile iron pipes when used with larger..

Pre-Chlorinated Pipe Bursting Gives Historical Community New Water

About a 30-minute drive northwest of bustling Detroit lies Bloomfield Village, a distinctively beautiful, nonpolitical entity within Bloomfield Township in Oakland County, MI. Although in size Bloomfield Village covers only about one square mile, its tree-lined streets, lanes and cul-de-sacs provide..

Promising Earthquake Resistant Steel Pipe For Water, Oil, Gas

Devastation caused by major earthquakes is well-known – dramatic video clips vividly document the destruction of collapsed buildings, caved-in highways, fallen bridges and debris scattered across the landscape. However, not all damage is visible. Violent shifts underground can rupture water, sewer..

Spartan Installs 54-Inch HDPE Pipe Via HDD In Miami Beach

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor A project that involved installing 4,300 feet of 54-inch diameter HDPE pipe in the busy South Beach area of Miami Beach, FL, recently was completed by Spartan Directional LLC. The segment will provide an alternate backup sewer release for South Beach. It is believed ..

Power Pipe HD Guarantee Brings Confidence, Reliability

HDD / Pipe

Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, reinforces its “We’re In This Together” philosophy with its industry-first replacement program Power Pipe HD. Featuring improved bend radius with the strongest, most wear-resistant tool joints in the industry, Power Pipe HD is a superior pipe designed s..

American Ductile Iron Pipe Provides 30,000 Feet of Pipe To Georgia Water Authority

American Ductile Iron Pipe is providing 30,000 feet of 48-inch-diameter V-Bio wrapped ductile iron pipe for a Cobb County-Marietta, GA, Water Authority project to replace a 48-year-old, 36-inch pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe. In addition, American Flow Control is supplying more than 20 resilien..

Life Cycle Cost Assessment Tool Developed For Utility Decision Makers

University of Michigan researchers have developed a life cycle cost assessment (LCCA) tool for use by utility decision makers to evaluate both economic and environmental impacts on water pipelines throughout their service lives. The tool allows for different pipe sizes, flows and locations, providin..

ISCO Industries: Total Piping Solutions

ISCO Industries is a global customized piping solutions provider based in Louisville, KY. ISCO stocks and sells a wide variety of piping materials and provides solutions for various environmental, geothermal, golf, industrial, landfill, mining, municipal, nuclear, waterworks and culvert-lining appli..

Heavy Rain Overwhelms Sewer Systems in Northern Iowa Town

WESLEY, Iowa (AP) — The mayor of Wesley says the town has stopped pumping untreated wastewater into the system that drains into a creek and eventually into the Boone River in northern Iowa. Mayor Duane Larson said Thursday the nearly 5 inches of rain that fell in his part of Kossuth County on Tuesd..

St. Louis Gets an Upgrade: Laclede Replaces 235 Miles of Pipelines

Like many utilities operating in urban areas, The Laclede Group is faced with aging infrastructure. The company is tackling this challenge head-on by undertaking a major upgrade to natural gas distribution systems operated by its three subsidiaries: Laclede Gas in St. Louis, MO, Gas Energy in Kansas..

DCA/AGA Workshop Dives Into New Issues, Workforce Development

The Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) and American Gas Association (AGA) recently held the Third Annual DCA/AGA workshop in Chicago. The workshop has grown in interest, attendance and in the range of issues addressed by a host of panels and speakers. These sessions discussed ways to improve..

Surging 28%, US Municipal Water Infrastructure Forecast Reaches $532 Billion

Capital expenditures (CAPEX) for U.S. municipal water & wastewater utilities – including spending on pipes, plants, and pumps – are expected to exceed $532 billion between 2016 and 2025, according to new forecasts from Bluefield Research. This new outlook, which draws heavily from planned utility bu..

HammerHead’s Gas Line Slitting Technology An Industry Innovation

HammerHead Same Path Gas Line Slitting Technology is a tooling system for replacing natural gas distribution pipe that cannot be replaced by traditional bursting methods. The tooling is designed for use with HammerHead’s line of cable winches. HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, a Charles Machine Work..

McElroy, Innovator Of Pipe Fusion Equipment, Announces Launch Of Website Redesign

McElroy, a manufacturer and innovator of pipe fusion equipment, announces the launch of its newly redesigned website – mcelroy.com. The new fusion website boasts an inviting, informative and mobile-friendly interface with an easy-to-use design, while providing even more machine and fused piping sys..

Uniform Soil Groups For Pipe Installation

By Amster Howard, P.E. The language in pipe installation specifications should be as clear, concise and consistent as possible. The engineer often relies on American Water Works Association (AWWA) and American Standards of Testing and Measurement (ASTM) standards and manuals to prepare the project ..

Study Projects Global Steel Pipe Demand Advancements

A new study from Freedonia Group, a Cleveland industry research firm, entitled “World Steel Pipe” projects the global steel pipe demand to advance 3.5 percent per annum through 2019 to 79.7 million metric tons, with growth lead by continual increasing in developing markets. According to the study, ..

McElroy fusion machine selected for desert water line project

McElroy’s MegaMc® 1600 fusion machine was selected to fuse pipe in support of drought mitigation activities being undertaken by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. As a part of an ongoing initiative to preserve water resources during the West’s ongoing and historic drought, ..