Author: AMERICAN News

AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe Protects the Environment in South Florida

The $50 million Lake Region Water Treatment Plant allowed three cities to end their reliance on Lake Okeechobee as a water source, providing relief to the lake in drought conditions. The Lake Region facility is located in western Palm Beach County and has a production capacity of 10 million gallons per day. Drawing water from the Upper Floridan aquifer instead of Lake Okeechobee, it serves Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay, eliminating or reducing future withdrawals from the lake by those communities.

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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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