Drain Pipe News

  • WaStop successfully installed in Kristinestad, Finland

    Kristinestad in Finland suffered significant flood damage at high tides in a river during the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2014. During this time, around eighty buildings were water damaged due to flooding. The damages amounted to about 1.5-2 million euro. To avoid back flow from the river at high tide, WaStop check valve was installed in the drainage pipes leading out from the ...


    By Wapro AB

  • WaStop Protects Beautiful Town Square in Rivergaro, Italy

    Rivergaro town square recently underwent renovation to give the townspeople a beautiful place to meet and enjoy the local fare. The river Trebbia runs close by the square, and has, throughout the course of history, caused numerous floods in the original town square.  During the design phase of the town square the local authorities in Rivergaro promised to develop a system to prevent that ...


    By Wapro AB

  • New ZX350LC-6 excavators work to tackle tight timeline

    Consolidated Construction Services Inc. (CCS), an underground utilities company serving the Baltimore metro area, added two new ZX350LC-6 excavators to its fleet earlier this year. The two new excavators are busy working on a residential development project for Elm Street Development, one of the largest privately-owned developers in the region. The first phase of the project consists of 80 acres ...

  • Best Geocomposite Drainage and Plastic Drainage Systems

    Previously, drainage pipes were made of lead; bronze, galvanized iron and cast iron which was utilized for water supply or drainage. Yet, time has changed now and these materials have almost replaced plastic pipes due to different benefits they’ve as compared to the pipes made from other material. Mainly 2 sorts of plastic material pipes are there, which includes CPVC and PVC (chlorinated ...

  • Loading and unloading in less than two minutes!

    This is now a reality for a regional Dutch water board and made possible using the special Roll-On Roll-Off system under the new BA-C450S8 emergency pump unit. An extremely satisfied Jan van der Lingen of the Noorderkwartier district water board, states: “It's of vital importance to get the emergency pump equipment quickly to where it’s needed. That is why this system is ideal for us, ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Harper Avenue to close temporarily during EPA’s oil cleanup in St. Clair Shores

    Starting the week of October 12, Harper Avenue in St. Clair Shores, Mich., will be closed in both directions between Lakeland and Bon Brae for four weeks to allow the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to remove a pipe containing PCB-contaminated oil. Road closure notices will be posted at 10-Mile and 11-Mile Roads. Recently, EPA observed contaminated oil flowing from a pipe under Harper Avenue ...

  • EPA Encourages Homeowners and Communities to Maintain Septic Systems During SepticSmart Week

    Contamination of surface waters and ground water with disease-causing pathogens and nitrates Excessive nitrogen discharges to sensitive coastal waters Phosphorus pollution of inland surface waters Increased algal growth and lowered dissolved oxygen levels Contamination of shellfish beds and swimming beaches by pathogens “Proper septic ...

  • New guide plays role in stemming drainage investment decline

    The basic principles of field drainage, as well as maintenance and installation information, are the subject of a new practical guide issued by AHDB. By refreshing knowledge on drainage, it is hoped that the guide will play an important role in stemming the decline in UK drainage investment. Well-drained soils enhance the resilience of land by making it more able to withstand weather shocks ...

  • AB&I Foundry, a McWane Company, Selects MagneGas

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a leading technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into MagneGas fuel, announced today that AB&I Foundry is now using MagneGas2 for fabrication and repairs at its Oakland, California facility. MagneGas distributor, TriCo Welding Supplies Inc. will be sourcing the fuel ...


    By MagneGas Corporation

  • Tips for Preventing Frozen & Burst Pipes Offered by Arizona’s Public Adjusters

    Each year in the United States, water damage to residential and commercial buildings results in billions of dollars in property damage.  Many of these water damage events occur during the winter when pipes can freeze and burst.  While few residents of the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas have to deal with frozen pipes, many other regions of Arizona experience months ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Artic Blasts can Result in Burst Pipes and Mold in Texas Homes & Buildings

    Texas and the Gulf Coast have already experienced a number of weather systems this winter that have brought exceptionally cold weather to the region.  Many of these areas are not used to these extreme frigid temperatures and can be especially vulnerable to freezing pipes in homes and buildings.   As water freezes, it expands and can put tremendous pressure ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Encourages Homeowners, Communities to Care for Septic Systems during SepticSmart Week, Sept. 22-26

    EPA will hold its second annual SepticSmart Week on Sept. 22-26. SepticSmart Week outreach activities encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. Nearly one-quarter of all American households depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater. Failure to maintain a septic system can lead to back-ups and overflows. This can result in costly repairs, polluted ...

  • Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

    The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago. The flooding sent more than 20 million gallons of water cascading from a water main in the midst of California's ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Encourages Homeowners to Care for Their Septic Systems During SepticSmart Week

    Proper septic system care and maintenance is vital to protecting public health and preserving valuable water resources. During the first-ever SepticSmart Week, September 23-27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging homeowners to take action to ensure their septic systems are functioning properly. Nearly one quarter of all American households—more than 26 million ...

  • Advanced Drainage Systems Purchases FLEXSTORM

    Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) has acquired Inlet & Pipe Protection, Inc., manufacturer of FLEXSTORM® storm water inlet filters. The announcement was made today by both companies. The products will now be marketed under the ADS FLEXSTORM brand. ADS FLEXSTORM Inlet Filters provide a technological advantage to trap debris. The ADS FLEXSTORM adjustable design allows it to fit any ...

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA proposes $75,000 in fines to Minnesota pipe manufacturer for machine guarding, other hazards at Chatsworth, Ill., facility

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Prinsco Inc. for 14 alleged serious safety violations, including a lack of machine guarding, at its Chatsworth pipe manufacturing facility. An inspection was initiated under OSHA's Site-Specific Targeting Program, which focuses enforcement efforts on workplaces with high injury and illness rates. Proposed ...

  • Inflatable Pipe Stopper and Bypass Bag Hire Made Easy

    Maris Pumps Ltd has launched a new service which removes the hassle from hiring an inflatable pipe stopper or bypass bag. The service offers Vetter inflatable pipe stoppers and bypass bags for hire with free nationwide, next-day delivery & collection. The all-in-one solution means the stopper or bypass bag is supplied complete with an inflation controller suitable for use with either a ...


    By Maris Pumps Ltd

  • Althon rat blocker launched

    Althon are pleased to announce the launch of the Althon Anti-Vermin Pipe Blocker. Althon Anti-Vermin Pipe Blocker fits in all cleaning and inspection wells and comes complete with removable reversible flaps. All parts of the Blocker are manufactured in acid proof stainless steel AISI 316. The Althon Anti-Vermin Rat Blocker can be mounted both in the drain and in the inlet side thanks to a unique ...


    By Althon Limited

  • Water & Wastewater Pipe to 2016

    US demand for water and wastewater pipe is expected to rise more than ten percent per year to $18.3 billion in 2016. Gains will rebound strongly from the declining demand experienced during the 2006-2011 period, in which pipe markets were negatively impacted by the 2007- 2009 recession. Going forward, rising demand will be fueled by a more favorable environment for public infrastructure spending, ...


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