Case Study

Setting A Precedent: American And Others Work To Ensure Oregon Water System Meets Rigorous Seismic Safety Standards

Source: AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company
OREGON WATER SYSTEM

Question: How do you design a water-delivery pipeline for an area that has averaged nearly one earthquake per week during the past year?

Answer: Very carefully.

Most agree that Oregon, with its breathtaking mountains and rugged coastline, is a scenic wonder. Yet the geologic forces that make it so spectacular also make it one of the most earthquake-prone spots in the country.

AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company