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Why Material Selection Matters

The Tri-County Water Authority (TCWA) was formed in 1991 as a not-for-profit water utility serving portions of Jackson, Cass and Bates counties, Missouri. When the system was first established, about half of the pipe installed were ductile iron and half were plastic PVC. Today, the authority’s 120 miles of pipe are approximately 75% ductile iron and 25% plastic PVC.

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AMERICAN Zinc is an advancement in corrosion control for iron pipe. Zinc has been used for more than 50 years to extend the life of iron pipe, and protects millions of feet of cast and ductile iron pipe in corrosive environments.

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