Pipe

DeLa Express seeks FERC approval for Permian-to-Louisiana gas pipeline project

The DeLa Express project, which is poised to significantly impact the energy landscape, entails the construction of an approximately 690-mile, 42-inch diameter natural gas transportation mainline pipeline.

AmeriTex Pipe & Products to support Texas infrastructure with new Conroe HDPE corrugated pipe facility

AmeriTex Pipe & Products has begun construction on a new High-Density Polyethylene and Polypropylene ("HDPE/PP") corrugated pipe facility on its Conroe, Texas, campus to better serve its Texas' customers.

Trans Mountain completes pipe pullback for Mountain 3 HDD in Fraser Valley

Trans Mountain successfully completed the pipe pullback for the Mountain 3 Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) in the Fraser Valley between Hope and Chilliwack, BC.

Pressurized pipe break causes major sewage spill, prompts road closure in North Portland

The suspected cause of the spill was a break in a pressurized pipe from a nearby pump station responsible for carrying sewage to the city’s main wastewater treatment plant.

New York's West Seneca receives $1.2 million boost for water upgrades

This funding allocation aims to replace sections of water main pipes prone to breakage, thereby enhancing water supply reliability.

Viken successfully pilots new lead pipe detection technology for buried water service lines

Viken’s real-time in-pipe detection techniques for buried lines combined with on-pipe analysis not only ensures safer and more reliable inventorying and removal of fully (or partially) lead-contaminated lines, but also minimizes disturbances to the removal sites and inconveniences to the surrounding communities.

Illinois EPA awards over $2.7 million in funding to replace lead service lines in Galena

The city anticipates using the funding to replace approximately 300 lead services lines in the community. Lead is a toxic metal that can accumulate in the body over time.

Pennsylvania's water infrastructure gets boost with $194 million investment

The federal funding supports 28 critical water projects in the state—addressing issues like lead pipe replacement, system rehabilitation, service upgrades, and environmental contamination reduction across drinking water, wastewater and stormwater.

Memphis residents endure day 4 of water problems as freezing weather bursts pipes across the South

Memphis residents spent their fourth day boiling water for drinking as repair crews worked to fix broken pipes in hopes of easing the stress caused by a week of subfreezing temperatures, snow and ice in this southern city.

Tennessee grapples with frozen pipes as deadly arctic weather slams water systems

Memphis Light, Gas and Water was repairing 10 water main breaks on Sunday afternoon, and McGowen said he expects to see more as the ground continues to thaw. The utility said it previously repaired 41 broken water mains and located more than 4,000 leaks at homes and businesses.

Crossing the Bay

West of Houston, the region’s petrochemical infrastructure creates a tangled maze of pipelines, roads, swamps and endangered ecosystems. Performing HDD operations here would challenge any contractor. Add a crossing under the Intercoastal Waterway to the mix – arguably the busiest commercial shipping channel in the United States – and you have a job that is not for the faint of heart.

Contech Engineered Solutions launches new joint solution for SRPE piping system

QuikJoint is manufactured to meet the requirements of ASTM D-3212, providing ease of installation and long-term reliable compression of redundant gaskets between high strength steel that is fully encapsulated by high-density polyethylene (HDPE).

Zoo requires unique, specialized approach to infrastructure construction of new exhibit

Discover how Longhorn Organics utilizes high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes in a groundbreaking project at Caldwell Zoo's Amazon River's Edge exhibit. With a focus on water features for giant otters and jaguars, this article explores the fusion of 7,000 feet of HDPE pipe, ensuring reliability and durability.

PM completes large-diameter spray pipe rehab

(UI) — When PM Construction began a project in mid-March 2023 to rehabilitate two sewer pipes beneath the service road at Beltway 8 and Memorial, in Houston, the company had a November deadline. Working 24 hours a day, every day of the week, the project wrapped up in July – more than three months ahead of schedule.

American Pipeline Supplies amplifies role in trenchless technology sector with strategic partnership

The milestone marks a continued commitment by APS to amplify their role as a leader in the trenchless pipe repair & Cured-in-Place-Pipe (CIPP) lining industry.

Foley Products acquires Florida underground infrastructure manufacturer Coastal Precast

With this acquisition, Foley will be able to offer a full range of pipe and precast products in the Southwest Florida market.

ISCO Industries expands HDPE offering with Infinity Plastics acquisition

(UI) — ISCO Industries has announced the acquisition of Infinity Plastics, a leading manufacturer of HDPE piping products, marking a strategic move to broaden its footprint and manufacturing capacity.

Cities must replace harmful lead pipes within 10 years under new Biden administration plan

(AP) — Most U.S. cities would have to replace lead water pipes within ten years under strict new rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency as the Biden administration moves to reduce lead in drinking water and prevent public health crises like the ones in Flint, Michigan and Washington, D.C.

Aegion, Trenchless Technology Center to hold CIPP seminar in Washington

Titled “Environmental Updates Around CIPP,” the seminar will subjects such as UV vs. Standard CIPP, a presentation on styrene, and a roundtable discussion, where attendees are encouraged to bring a CIPP-related topic to discuss.

American Augers machine to aid rescue effort for Indian workers trapped in collapsed tunnel

A new drilling machine arrived at the accident site in Uttarakhand state on Saturday to replace one that was damaged while breaking through the rocks and debris. They had been using the drill to create a space to insert wide pipes through which the trapped workers could crawl to their freedom.

Illinois regulators slash gas utility rate hikes, halt controversial pipe-replacement program

(UI) — In a sweeping rebuff of four different utilities, Illinois regulators have sharply curtailed record rate hikes proposed for more than 4 million gas customers across the state, while also blocking most spending on a controversial pipe-replacement program that has fueled a heating affordability crisis for consumers in recent years.

PPI releases technical document comparing polyethylene pipe grades: PE 100-RC vs. PE4710

(UI) — The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) has announced the publication of a new document that provides the technical basis for comparing PE 100-RC to PE4710 pressure pipe.

Charges filed 5 years after underground gas explosion leveled home and injured 3

Attorney General Michelle Henry said Wednesday that the criminal complaint alleges methane gas in an underground storage reservoir owned and operated by Equitrans L.P. migrated upward into a deteriorating company storage well and eventually reached the Greene County home, leading to the blast.

Groundbreaking advances made with EPBM tunnel constructed below sea level

(UI) — Houston Public Works launched the Surface Water Transmission Program (SWTP) to comply with an HGSD mandate. The 66-inch, 50-year-old pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) is the primary source for the western part of the city, and its shutdown would impact the system's capacity.

Extended reprieve for New Orleans water systems as saltwater intrusion slows

Authorities said that saltwater inching up the Mississippi River is progressing more slowly than projected, meaning water systems in the greater New Orleans area that draw drinking water from the river have additional weeks to prepare.

Ensuring quality control and proper storage of cured-in-place pipe lining

(UI) — Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) has revolutionized the rehabilitation of underground pipelines, offering a cost-effective and efficient solution. What was once considered an alternative pipe replacement solution, CIPP is increasingly becoming the accepted go-to pipe rehabilitation method.

Gas leak forces evacuation of Southern California homes; no injuries reported

A Southern California neighborhood was evacuated for more than six hours early Thursday due to a large leak of natural gas from an underground pipe, authorities said.

Let your fluid cleaning system be the hero

(UI) — The role of drilling fluid on an HDD jobsite is a big one. It acts as a conveyor for removing solids from the bore hole, lubricates downhole tooling, cools electronics and stabilizes the hole. Keeping it clean and usable is an important job, and an essential one for contractors to stay profitable.

REHAU achieves fourth consecutive gold certification for sewer pipe systems

(UI) — REHAU announced that it has achieved the prestigious Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold classification for its AWADUKT PP sewer pipe systems for the fourth consecutive time.

Ruptured sewer pipe leads to 300,000-gallon sewage spill in Annapolis

(UI) — An incident involving a damaged sewer pipe has resulted in the release of around 300,000 gallons of sewage into a neighborhood in Annapolis, Maryland.