About Ductile Iron Pipe

Environmental Benefits

Ductile iron pipe is made to last 100+ years, and is environmentally preferable over synthetic pipe materials, both in its recycled content and its own recyclability.

An Environmentally Superior Pipe

Ductile iron pipes are natural, safe, and sustainable. Ductile iron pipes contain at least 90% recycled materials with the pipes themselves being 100% recyclable. With a service life of 100+ years, Ductile iron pipe is an environmentally superior pipe with lower greenhouse gas emissions in both the production and operation phase, as it requires less energy and has a lower environmental impact.

Environmental Benefits

  • Ductile iron pipes are natural, safe, and sustainable.
  • Ductile iron pipes contain at least 90% recycled materials with the pipes themselves being 100% recyclable.
  • Ductile iron pipe requires less energy and has a lower environmental impact.
  • Increased flow capacity requires less energy, thereby creating significant energy savings over the pipe’s lifetime of service.
  • Ductile iron pipe has a better environmental performance due to lower greenhouse gas emissions in both the production and operation phases.
  • Ductile iron pipe is comprised of recycled, natural materials and does not contain or release dangerous chemicals.
Our Commitment

The DIPRA Environmental Policy

Read DIPRA’s commitment to follow principles of compliance, protection and improvement.

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Environmental Benefits of Ductile Iron Pipe

Ductile iron pipe is an environmentally preferable product, both in its recycled content and its own recyclability.

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Green Technology

Ductile iron pipe is a green technology. It is made from recycled and recyclable materials and uses less energy in pumping, reducing our overall carbon footprint.

"We defiantly live in an age of green technology, green infrastructure, things that are environmentally friendly, and Ductile iron pipe in itself is a green technology its made of recycled materials."

Patrick Sherlock​

Water Systems Construction Engineer, Onondaga County Water Authority, Syracuse, NY