AMERICAN Valves and Hydrants Support New Transmission Lines in Oklahoma City


Oklahoma City Water and Wastewater Utilities, Oklahoma City

Project Summary:

Following extensive improvements at the Draper Water Treatment Plant, four miles of AMERICAN 48-inch ductile iron pipe were installed to increase water transmission and distribution. That was the first of four pipeline construction phases totaling roughly 16 miles of new 48-inch pipelines planned to be installed between the Draper Plant and the still-developing water distribution network outside Oklahoma City. AMERICAN also supplied valves and fire hydrants that were installed in conjunction with the first four miles of pipeline.

“These AMERICAN valves come as advertised. The ductile iron body gives AMERICAN valves incredible strength and durability...”
Tony Ellison, President of United Trenching, Oklahoma City

Key Players:

The Oklahoma City Water and Wastewater Utilities serves more than 500,000 people, treats about 80 million gallons per day (MGD) and has a capacity of 193 MGD. With water production growth expected at 1.5 percent per year, the city’s supply is adequate for the next 50 years.

United Trenching (Oklahoma City) was the contractor for the initial four miles of pipeline and accompanying valve and hydrant installations. Cobb Engineering (Oklahoma City) and HD Supply (Oklahoma City) also played important roles.


What They Said:

“These AMERICAN valves come as advertised. The ductile iron body gives AMERICAN valves incredible strength and durability, the 2500s have a high pressure rating, and they’re manufactured and tested according to stringent standards. And, from my perspective as a contractor, it doesn’t hurt that the deliveries are on schedule, and if I’ve got a question about an AMERICAN product, the answer is a phone call away.- Tony Ellison, president of United Trenching, Oklahoma City

“These hydrants are ideal for use with waterlines buried in deep excavations – 14- to 18-feet deep. If you take a close look at your pipeline installation route ahead of time, and you know you’re going to run into deep trench situations, there’s no reason not to consider this kind of hydrant. In certain deep-bury installations, it’s a really good, practical product, and you’re smart for using it.- Bob Renteria, branch manager of HD Supply, Oklahoma City

What They Used:

Four miles of AMERICAN ductile iron pipe; one 48-inch and four 36-inch AMERICAN Series 2500 Resilient Wedge Gate Valves with class 250 raised-face flange connections; 15 B-62-B fire hydrants with vertical inlet shoes; and various other AFC valves and products.