Case Study | May 31, 2011

Big Pipe For The Big Apple

Source: AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company

The $1.4B Catskill and Delaware Ultraviolet Disinfection Facility, located 19 miles north of Manhattan in Mount Pleasant, N.Y., will be the nation’s largest ultraviolet disinfection facility upon its completion in 2012. It will treat 2 billion gallons of water daily – 90 percent of New York City’s drinking water. Because of the high quality of source water, the city was allowed to employ an ultraviolet facility instead of a more costly treatment method.

The Croton Filter Plant, located in the Jerome Park area of the Bronx, includes construction of a tunnel under the city to pipe water to and from the Croton plant. The $2.8B Croton facility will be able to treat 300 million gallons a day when completed in 2012.

AMERICAN supplied approximately 15,000 feet of spiral-welded steel pipe for these two large projects and worked closely with the engineering firms of CDM and Hazen & Sawyer.

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