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Current Pipe Needs

Current Pipe Materials That Need to be Upgraded in Proposed Water Projects

  • Cement – not made for pressurized systems resulting in leaking joints; over 40 years old
  • Cast Iron – pipe with seams that split & crack; over 40 years old Transite – made of cement and asbestos, standard changed in 1970
  • Galvanized – thin walled tubing that chemically erodes then splits, cracks, or dissolves; over 60 years old
  • Some laterals and joint repairs contain lead joints which are now illegal