AMERICAN Case Studies

  1. On The Job In 72 Hours Following Utility’s Massive Water Main Break
    1/19/2018

    On the morning of December 12, 2017, about 30 homes in the Shelby Park neighborhood of Lousiville, KY, 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.

  2. Made By AMERICAN: Strong-As-Steel Support For New Topsail Island Bridge
    11/2/2017

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is building a new, high-rise bridge to span the Intracoastal Waterway in Surf City, replacing a 1950s era swing-span bridge that has come to the end of its efficient service life in Pender County. Buried under the waters of the new Topsail Island Bridge is AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe. While AMERICAN’s spiral-welded steel pipe is most often used in water delivery, it also excels as drilled shaft casing pipe used in the formation of cast-in-place concrete piles.

  3. AMERICAN Provides ‘Major League’ Solutions For Atlanta Braves’ New Stadium
    7/27/2017

    The toughness of AMERICAN ductile iron pipe was put to the test on a recent project that changed a significant portion of the landscape in Cobb County, Georgia: SunTrust Park, the new home of Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves.

  4. AMERICAN Helps Quench Music City’s Thirst In 24/7 Water Main Project
    5/26/2017

    Crews in Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, at times have worked around the clock – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – to complete Metro Water Services’ Cumberland City Low Transmission Water Main project. There is good reason for this full-throttle approach. It minimizes traffic issues and allows for more scheduling flexibility.

  5. Earthquake Resistant Ductile Iron Pipe, Valve, And Hydrant System
    5/22/2017

    Recently, ASCE released its Infrastructure Report Card, giving the nation’s drinking water infrastructure a D: in poor to fair condition and mostly below standard. Many water utilities and communities are doing the hard but necessary thing in finding the resources to upgrade their aging water infrastructure. And, for those in earthquake prone areas, hopefully considering an earthquake resistant system.

  6. Using AMERICAN Products, Champlain, NY, Prepares For Business Boom Near US/Canadian Border
    3/31/2017

    A key driver of economic development is the availability of water and wastewater services. For the Town and Village of Champlain, NY, this is no exception. To capitalize on the region’s economic potential and make more land available for new businesses, the Town and Village of Champlain are working together on the Shared Water Project, a major water system upgrade that includes installing 44,000 feet of AMERICAN ductile iron pipe.

  7. AMERICAN Zinc, V-Bio Protect Iron Pipe Against Aggressive Soils In Bismarck, North Dakota
    9/22/2016

    More than 6,800 cubic yards of structural concrete are being used in the construction of a new Trickling Filter and Trickling Filter Pump Station in Bismarck, North Dakota. These structures are being built well below the area’s water table, and the more than 6,800 cubic yards of concrete will protect them against the effects of Mother Nature.

  8. ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’: The Making Of The Modern Day Fire Hydrant
    9/22/2016

    This article is in support of the Imagine a Day Without Water campaign — a national online movement to raise awareness about the value of water and water infrastructure.

  9. The History Of Water Infrastructure And What We Can Learn From It
    9/16/2016

    This article is in support of the Imagine a Day Without Water campaign –- a national online movement to raise awareness about the value of water and water infrastructure. See more articles on AMERICAN’s Imagine a Day Without Water home page.

  10. Why Water Infrastructure Should Be The Priority
    9/19/2016

    This article is in support of the Imagine a Day Without Water campaign — a national online movement to raise awareness about the value of water and water infrastructure. See more articles on AMERICAN’s Imagine a Day Without Water home page.