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On The Job In 72 Hours: AMERICAN Comes Through For Louisville, Kentucky, Following Utility's Massive Water Main Break

By AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company

Flow Control Gate Valve
The 48-inch AMERICAN Flow Control gate valve and 48-inch AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe were delivered to the job site 72 hours after the main break, and the line was put back into service on Dec. 22, 2017.

On the morning of Dec. 12, 2017, about 30 homes in Louisville, Kentucky’s Shelby Park neighborhood were without water, and others were experiencing low water pressure after a massive water main break at the intersection of Clay and Oak streets. More than 20 million gallons of water flooded the neighborhood, covering a three-block area.


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