About Ductile Iron

Proven Resilience

Ductile iron pipe delivers generations of clean water delivery for communities across the nation.

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Ductile iron pipe’s strength, combined with the most conservative design for pressure pipe applications, enables it to withstand sudden shocks (earthquakes) and environmental hazards (hurricanes, wildfires, flooding), as well as the everyday stresses that come from pipeline traffic and internal pressure demands.

Moreover, Ductile iron pipe has an impressive track record of sustainable resilience in the face of unexpected loadings and demands that are difficult to plan for in a pipeline designed to serve for 100+ years. Investing in durable and resilient materials will better position utilities to provide safe, reliable clean drinking water to the communities they serve for generations.

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Earthquakes and Seismic Conditions

Ductile iron pipe outperformed other pipe materials during these events because of its strength and flexibility.

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Benefits of Ductile Iron Pipe

It is strong enough to withstand the most severe conditions, from high-pressure applications, to heavy earth and traffic loads, to unstable soil conditions.

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Resiliency for Today's Water Infrastructure

Check out the DIPRA Minute focused on resiliency.

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Strength and Reliability of Ductile Iron Pipe

Water utilities across the country agree that Ductile iron pipe has proven to be the strongest and most reliable pipe option available.

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"There are few things in life that are certain, but one of them here in my hometown of Prescott, AZ is the fact that most of our buildings are built on hard rock like granite, making the resilience of our buried infrastructure even more important than it may be in other locations who don’t have to deal with such conditions."

Kathey Rusing
City Council Member, Prescott, AZ