Article | June 6, 2019

Pipe Repair: Defining The Fine Line Between Commodity And Calamity

Source: JCM Industries, Inc.

With aging infrastructure averaging more than 240,000 water main breaks per year across the U.S., viewing repair fittings as commodity products can backfire if the performance of those fittings cannot outlast the remaining life expectancy of the pipeline. Choosing repair fittings on price alone without regard for performance characteristics can lead to premature failure. Here are some tips to avoid such a calamity.