Case Study

Ductile Iron The Product Of Choice For Birmingham Water Works' 4,000 Miles Of Pipe

Source: AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company

Project Summary: The Birmingham Water Works Board is the largest water utility in the state of Alabama, providing water to approximately 600,000 people across the Greater Birmingham area. Its service area is about 759 square miles and contains about 4,000 miles of pipe.

The BWWB has an aggressive capital improvement program to support growth, maintain and repair infrastructure, meet government regulations, increase the safety of its facilities, and maintain performance/efficiency. When pipe needs to be added or replaced, the Water Board’s material of choice is ductile iron cement-lined pipe, according to Douglass Stockham, BWWB manager of system development.

AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company