This strong, safe and reliable product has the longevity to last 100+ years.
Ductile Iron Pipe
Generations of Water Delivery for Communities Across the Nation
A century ago, dedicated American engineers installed iron pipes to create the country’s water systems. This strong, safe, and reliable product has stood the test of time. Modern Ductile iron pipe is made to last 100+ years and is an environmentally preferable product due to its recycled content, energy savings while in service, its durability, its recyclability, and the commitment of the Ductile iron pipe industry.
DIPRA Century Club
The Cast Iron Pipe Century Club was organized in 1947 to publicly recognize water utilities with cast iron mains that have provided service for 100+ years. The Cast Iron Pipe Sesquicentennial Club was formed in 1989 to recognize water utilities with cast iron mains that have provided continuous service for 150 years or more.
Although cast iron pipe has been superseded by Ductile iron pipe, which is even stronger than cast iron and can be expected to exceed the performance of its predecessor, DIPRA continues to sponsor and add members to the Century and Sesquicentennial clubs.
"We have to look out for value for our residents, and we think that Ductile iron pipe gives us 100 to 125 years of value vs. other materials that will not come close to that longevity."