Author: AMERICAN News

27 Miles of AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe Combats Drought Effects in Hopkinsville, Ky.

The Lake Barkley Transmission Main consists of a new intake and pump station on Lake Barkley, with a line running 27 miles from there to a 220-million-gallon reservoir in Hopkinsville. A major part of the project was the purchase of the right-of-way of the abandoned Tennessee Central/ICG railroad bed between Hopkinsville and Gracey. That right-of-way represents roughly half of the 27 miles traversed by the transmission line.

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84-inch Spiral-Welded Steel Pipe Installed To Protect New Orleans

The $8.5 million pipe installation is part of a $105 million program that will eventually entail a large pump station at the low point of one of the city’s drainage canal systems. The pump station will be used to pump flood water, when necessary, through triple-barrel 84-inch steel pipe line over the levee and into the Mississippi River. The Harahan work was particularly difficult because of serious safety issues, groundwater and poor soil.

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