"The main appeared to be in great shape, inside and out, and was put back into service once the new hydrant was installed," said District Engineer T.C. Schofield.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) welcomes the Brunswick & Topsham Water District in Topsham, ME, to the Century Club, which recognizes water utilities that have iron pipes in service for more than 100 years.
"For generations now, communities across the country have trusted iron pipes to convey clean, safe drinking water to residents and business alike," said DIPRA President Patrick J. Hogan. "We welcome the Brunswick & Topsham Water District to the DIPRA Century Club in recognition of their use of this outstanding pipe. Today, the utility uses Ductile iron pipes, which are the direct descendent of cast iron pipes. As a modern and innovative material, Ductile iron has proven to be even stronger and more resilient than its predecessor. We're always excited to find century-old pipes still in good, working service and commend the Brunswick & Topsham Water District for their years of smart water planning."
During a project to replace a hydrant in Brunswick, a utility crew exposed an iron water main originally installed in 1893.
SOURCE Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA)