Category: Featured Customer Stories

AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe Weathers Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Almost 30 Years After Installation in Alaska

The year was 1989. The place was Anchorage, Alaska. The project was the installation of a gravity sewer line beneath Campbell Lake while it was drained for dam repairs. While this type of project and installation is unique in itself, the pipeline’s performance during a magnitude 7.1 earthquake more than 30 years after it was installed is equally remarkable.

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On the Job in 72 Hours: AMERICAN Comes Through for Louisville, Kentucky, Following Utility’s Massive Water Main Break

On the morning of Dec. 12, 2017, about 30 homes in Louisville, Kentucky’s Shelby Park neighborhood were without water, and others were experiencing low water pressure after a massive water main break at the intersection of Clay and Oak streets. More than 20 million gallons of water flooded the neighborhood, covering a three-block area.

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