See How Ductile Iron Pipe is Being Used in Cities Like Yours
DIPRA provides case studies demonstrating how utilities and municipalities have benefitted from the execution of water infrastructure projects using Ductile iron pipe. You will be able to leverage the research and planning other cities such as yours have already experienced.
DIPRA Case Study: Another City Bans PVC Pipe
Eight Arizona Water Service Providers, whose territory includes cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Tempe (representing a majority of AZ’s population), do not allow the use of PVC pipe in their water systems. This is increasingly becoming the narrative across the country as communities evaluate the pros and cons of their water pipe material.
DIPRA Case Study: San Lorenzo Valley Water District Still Recovering from Burned Plastic Water Pipes
In 2021, more than 900 homes were destroyed in the CZU Lightning Complex Fire that tore through 86 thousand acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The district lost 4.5 million gallons of water after a seven-mile-long high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe melted from the intense heat.
DIPRA Case Study: Aurora, CO Water Dept. Has Seen the Strength and Resilience of Ductile Iron Pipe
The Colorado city of Aurora knows that a successful water infrastructure project involves utilizing the “right material for the job.” While the city utilizes several different pipe materials within the system, they have purposefully decided that in situations involving high cyclic loading that Ductile iron is the best material to handle the stresses that result from pumping cycles.