West Springfield, MA, Joins DIPRA's Century Club, Honoring Its Use of Cast Iron Pipes for More than 100 Years

May 31, 2022
Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA)
"Everything has a life span, and when we replace the water mains, the Ductile pipe will be the Town's first choice," - Jeffrey R. Auer, the Deputy Director of Water
Town Upgrades to Ductile Iron Pipes When Water Mains Need Replacing
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) welcomes the Town of West Springfield, MA, to the Century Club, recognizing the town's continuous use of cast iron pipes in its water system for at least 100 years.
"The DIPRA Century Club is a great educational tool when drinking water and other utilities are out of sight and mind to explain that conduits of a precious resource need to be durable, safe, and resistant from environmental factors that will last many lifetimes," said West Springfield Mayor William C. Reichelt. "We are proud of the work that the West Springfield Water Division puts in day-in and day-out to provide our community with 24 hours a day, seven days a week, access to high-quality water. There are no other commodities that we have access to where it is delivered to our residents' houses daily, so they have it when they need it at such affordable rates, but that is exactly what the Water Division helps to do. Their long-term commitment to affordable and resilient materials like ductile iron has helped them in their drive to maintain this low cost yet high-quality service."
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