HDPE Gaining Ground In U.S. Infrastructure

Springfield, Missouri — A growing number of cities are deciding to lean on polyethylene pipe for the next 100 or so years. It is a decision perceived by some to be an unproven venture while others claim there is no better pipe in the world to deal with the troubles plaguing U.S. water infrastructure. Almost everyone agrees that major infrastructure rehabilitation is needed but the largest problem is lack of funding and not the choice …

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Dalton Utilities Rehabilitates Entire County Water Infrastructure

Dalton , GA—When the construction company W.L. Hailey bid the Dalton , GA water infrastructure job at $19.8 million, ($5 million under the next closest bidder) everyone thought they were crazy. When they said they could do it in one year instead of four, everyone knew they were nuts. Now that they have completed the job two months early, everyone is asking, “What’s their secret?” The ‘secret’ is having the kind of work ethic that …

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Material Improvements Position HDPE Pipe for Expanding Role

The term PE3408 has become synonymous with tough, durable polyethylene piping systems. The evolution of this material designation dates back to the late 1970’s and it’s market introduction has provided a backdrop against which innovative installation techniques such as slip-lining, pipe bursting and directional drilling have become highly developed and widely commercialized. Taken together and combined with other market factors we now see PE3408 piping products used in demanding applications such as natural gas distribution, …

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Sapulpa Replaces Asbestos Water Line

Creek County Rural Water District #3 is replacing 3,000 ft of water pipeline near the city of Sapulpa. The job presented itself when a new pump station was needed to increase the pressure to the cities water tank. District #3 buys its water from district #1 that owns the water rights from Heyburn Lake. The line they are replacing is made of Transite, which contains asbestos and is illegal to install now. There are many …

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