Patent Awarded For System Aiming To Avert Lead Poisoning

The ongoing water crisis in Flint, MI, continues to shine a light into the dark, cumulative effects of lead consumption, particularly in young children and pregnant women. According to an extensive Flint crisis timeline compiled by Michigan’s Bridge Magazine, the problems began nearly two years ago ..

Hobas CCFRPM Sliplining Pipe

Hobas CCFRPM pipe is ideal for sliplining because of its high strength-to-weight ratio and smooth surface. Superior hydraulic characteristics provide maximum flow recovery. Most U.S. cities have used Hobas pipe in new construction and rehab for critical installations including storm and sanitary sew..

SaniTite HP Sanitary Pipe from ADS For the Gravity Flow Sanitary Sewer Market

SaniTite HP Sanitary pipe has been specifically/engineered for the gravity flow sanitary sewer market. The bell and spigot joining system provides an added factor of safety for design/engineers by including polymer reinforced bells and double gasket spigots on every stick of pipe. Advanced polypropy..

Snap-Tite Culvert Lining System from ISCO Industries

Trenchless Technology Rehabilitation at its best. The Snap-Tite Culvert Lining System is unmatched in ease of installation. Its no-dig approach to rehabilitate a failing culvert by using the trenchless technology approach results in minimal training and no specialized equipment to complete the proj..

Challenges Of Relocating Large Water Mains For Rail System Expansion

Make Way For Progress On Feb. 7, the city of Santa Clara celebrated a major milestone when it hosted Super Bowl 50 at the state-of the-art Levi’s stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers. Next year, the city will celebrate another milestone with the completion of the 10-mile Berryessa Extension, th..

A Warrior Returns to the Fight Against Corrosion

DALLAS, Texas – Thompson Pipe Group—Flowtite® has announced the return of Dee Bryant to the position of Regional Sales Manager, effective immediately. Dee has an impressive track record of leadership and dedication to the task of eradicating pipe corrosion by further spreading the adoption and speci..

FLOWTITE Passes City of Los Angeles’ Pickle Jar Test

FLOWTITE, a fiberglass reinforced pipe (FRP) manufactured by Thompson Pipe Group, proved its durability in chemically harsh conditions by passing the City of Los Angeles’ pickle jar test. The pickle jar test examines the physical properties of materials used in sewers through the long-term exposure..

McElroy Announces Benchtop Fusion Machine

McElroy introduced the SmartFab 125 as its first benchtop fusion machine, offering a smarter way to socket fuse pipe and fittings for polypropylene piping systems. The SmartFab 125 is portable and can be positioned on any flat surface for precise prefabrication on large assemblies. The new benchtop..

PVC4Pipes Develops Archive For Content Sharing, Industry Advancements

PVC4Pipes opened a public archive consisting of more than 250 PVC papers, which were delivered during sequential International Plastic Pipe Conferences throughout the past 45 years, making more than one million words of technical and commercial importance to the PVC industry available for scanning, ..

Ritmo America DELTA 500 Trailer

Ritmo America DELTA 500 Trailer is a self-aligning fusion machine for welding HDPE pipeline for water, gas and other fluids under pressure from 6-inch IPS to 20-inch IPS. The machine is user friendly and made in Ritmo, an Italian company with over 35 years of experience in the manufacturing of plast..

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques Inflatable Pipestopper

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) has developed an Inflatable Pipestopper for use in reducing volume or blocking pipes, tanks or other circular orifices for purging, routine maintenance or preventing the entry of foreign bodies. A range of standard and non-standard Inflatable Stoppers for tanks, c..

Contractor Bore Salvages Water Line

Pending Loss Of Community Water Supply Prompts Missouri Contractor’s Fast Action Construction in Lathrop, MO, specializes in water main projects and contracts. In fact, about one-third of the company’s business is dedicated to maintaining more than 20 different municipal water systems across northw..

Trenchless Technology Comes To Barbados

Two methods of trenchless construction are being employed in a project to improve the water infrastructure on the island nation of Barbados. Using trenchless methods on this segment of the project allows aging water mains to be replaced while greatly limiting the amount of excavation needed to bury ..

Study Reports Current, Future Gravity Pipe Use

According to a market study conducted by Applied Market Information Ltd (AMI Consulting), the current European market for gravity pipe use has been estimated at approximately $6.6 billion. The study, entitled Gravity Pipes – European Market 2015, includes a 300-page report with 157 data tables and 7..

Irrigation District Tackles System Update

In the United States, an irrigation district is a cooperative, self-governing public corporation set up as a subdivision of the state government, with definite geographic boundaries, organized and having taxing power to obtain and distribute water for irrigation of lands within the district. It is c..

Developing A Bursting Plan

Advice From Another Successful Pipe Bursting Program Leads To Water Main Replacement Project The city of Monroe, NC, is located approximately 25 miles southeast of the state’s largest city, Charlotte. Currently, the city of 34,000 people has approximately 1.6 million feet of water mains ranging in..

The Efficiency Of Thrust Restrained Joints

Many utilities and engineers prefer to use ductile iron pipe for their water and wastewater applications for a variety of reasons, primary among them being its strength and durability. Other attributes include its environmental advantages and versatility. Experienced professionals prefer working wit..

Polyethylene Pipe Installation Revitalizes 1800s Neighborhood

Leavenworth, founded in 1854, is the oldest city in Kansas. Workers have actually unearther some wooden pipelines, but many are cast iron that have long-served their time for the city’s 36,000 residents. Today, those pipes are often corroded to the point of leaking and even bursting. About a decade..


Hobas Pipe USA is currently supplying pipe for the rebuilding of the 40-year-old Turcot Interchange, southwest of downtown Montreal. This project will continue for several years and is estimated to cost slightly over $2 billion. Hobas plans to provide over 2,000-feet of 110-inch diameter pressure p..

When a Town Had Enough of its Brown Water

What would you do if your drinking water was discolored and your water system was more than 100 years old? That is the question residents in the Town of Scituate, MA, were faced with when they voted in favor of a $22 million water pipe replacement project in November 2013. Today, work continues on t..


The historic Pacific Coast Highway runs along some of the most beautiful coastlines in the United States. Through Newport Beach, California, it’s known simply as the PCH. It winds north along the coast through upscale neighborhoods and shopping areas toward Los Angeles. Visitors travel from around t..

Xylem’s Role In The Panama Canal Expansion Program

Xylem, a leading global water technology company, is playing an important role in the Panama Canal Expansion Program. Xylem is providing its heavy duty Godwin dewatering pumps to fill the third set of basin locks on the Pacific Ocean sector, with 1.7 billion gallons of water, as part of performance ..

Rehabilitation New Products

Hibbard Inshore In the water and sewer industry, the aim at Hibbard Inshore is to provide their clients with solutions in areas where the local sewer camera companies may face constraints. They do this by offering a variety of solutions to address inspections in all of the conditions seen in the wa..

Trenchless Pipe Replacement

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment HammerHead pneumatic pipe-bursting systems are being used by underground contractors around the world as an effective method to replace failing, outdated or under sized sewer, water and gas lines. Pipe bursting follows the path of the existing utilities, reducing uti..

New Products

John Deere The Final Tier 4 444K, 524K and 544K utility-class wheel loaders’ PowerTech engine deliver impressive torque, 444K (124 hp), 524K (141 hp), 544K (163 hp), to help maintain good boom and bucket speed in and out of the pile for heaped loads, even in wet or hard-packed material. The K-Seri..

Summary, Application Of Regulations For Pipe Bursting Asbestos Cement Pipe

by Edward Alan Ambler, P.E., LEED AP Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of a two-part series regarding the rehabilitation of asbestos cement pipe. Part one was published in the September issue of Underground Construction. The city of Casselberry is a medium, size town in suburban Orla..

Plastic Pipe: Fusion/Fittings

Ritmo America DELTA 500 All Terrain is a Hi-Tech welding machine for pipeline in HDPE-PP, from 6-inch IPS to 20-inch IPS, made by RITMO. It is equipped with a low-vibration diesel engine and two traction wheels. The automated Easy Life welding cycle includes a data-logging storage. DELTA 500 All Te..

McElroy Releases its Biggest TracStar® for Large-Diameter Pipe

TracStar 1200 offers environmental, safety upgrades The release of the TracStar® 1200 brings the largest pipe fusion capability to date in McElroy’s popular line of self-propelled, track-mounted fusion machines. The TracStar 1200 has many of the same benefits that make its smaller models work so e..

Landfill Gas Grows As Viable Energy Source

New Piping Materials, Procedures Enhance Viability Converting landfill gas – a natural byproduct of the decomposition of organic solid waste – isn’t new, but it is becoming more widely recognized as a viable option for producing renewable energy from waste from the huge supply of garbage in the wor..

Regulations Governing Handling Of Asbestos Cement Pipe

by Edward Alan Ambler, P.E., LEED AP Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a two-part series regarding the rehabilitation of asbestos cement pipe. Part two will be published in the October issue of Underground Construction. Much of the water and wastewater industry’s pipe networks are ne..