The city of Cocoa, Fla. faced a few challenges when constructing a water transmission main that would enhance the city’s fire protection. The main would have to run down a power easement, through a wetland (with oyster beds) during hurricane season, and through micro-tunnels under a major interstate below sea level.Read More
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When a 42-inch valve manufactured in the 1930s became inoperable, the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) turned to AMERICAN.Read More
Planning for a new wastewater treatment plant in Pensacola, Fla., had already begun when Hurricane Ivan hit in 2004. But that planning accelerated after Ivan’s Category 3 winds pummeled the area, knocked out operations at the city’s downtown wastewater treatment plant and caused untreated sewage to flow in the streets with Ivan’s storm surge.
ECUA’s response to the hurricane is now the state-of-the-art Central Water Reclamation Facility (CWRF), which began operations in August 2010.Read More
In 2012, Columbia County Water Utility completed installation of its North Belair Road transmission main in Martinez, Ga. The pipeline is more than four miles long and is 36 inches in diameter. In terms of diameter, this is the utility’s largest water main.Read More
When it was imperative that improvements be done on time to the University of Alabama’s Campus Drive, Summit Pipe and Supply needed a reliable supplier of valves and hydrants. The Tuscaloosa-based distributor chose AMERICAN.Read More
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.Read More