Category: Customer Stories

AMERICAN Valves and Hydrants Support New Transmission Lines in Oklahoma City

Following extensive improvements at the Draper Water Treatment Plant, four miles of AMERICAN 48-inch ductile iron pipe were installed to increase water transmission and distribution. That was the first of four pipeline construction phases totaling roughly 16 miles of new 48-inch pipelines planned to be installed between the Draper Plant and the still-developing water distribution network outside Oklahoma City. AMERICAN also supplied valves and fire hydrants that were installed in conjunction with the first four miles of pipeline.

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AMERICAN Valves and Hydrants Part of Post-Katrina Mississippi Gulf Coast Restoration

Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, AMERICAN has shipped more than 1,600 American-Darling fire hydrants and almost 10,000 gate valves to Mississippi Utilities Supply Company, a Ferguson Waterworks subsidiary and AMERICAN distributor in Gulfport, Miss. Mississippi Utilities Supply was open for business the day after Katrina and stayed open 24/7 for several months following the disaster to service utilities in the region. The distributor took orders and delivered orders even before electrical service was restored, which allowed the use of computers and land phone lines.

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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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