1. Have A Question Related To Valves Or Hydrants? Ask An Expert

    Did you know AMERICAN Flow Control’s industry experts are ready and waiting to field your technical questions? For example, what are the advantages of using AMERICAN’s Series 2500 with ALPHA restrained joint ends versus a valve with mechanical joint ends? Why do so many utilities prefer gate valves over butterfly valves? For owners, engineers and contractors, these and even more complex valve- and hydrant-related questions come up every day, but now answers can be found with a single email to an AMERICAN Flow Control expert.

  2. AMERICAN Celebrates The Values Of Water For ‘Imagine A Day Without Water’

    How did you use water today? To brush your teeth? To take a shower? To make your morning cup of coffee? We just turn on the tap, and there it is. But, it’s not that simple. Water is delivered to us in a network of pipelines that was installed decades ago, and these pipelines are nearing the end of their service life.

  3. AMERICAN’s Earthquake Joint System Passes The Test

    AMERICAN’s Earthquake Joint System, introduced in 2015, has been put to the test and shown to withstand ground ruptures in excess of those experienced during some of the world’s most catastrophic earthquakes.

  4. From Four Hours To 45 Minutes: Las Vegas Valley Water District Saves Time And Money With ALPHA

    Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD), which serves more than one million customers in southern Nevada, completed its first pilot installation of the AMERICAN Flow Control Series 2500 Resilient Wedge Gate Valve with ALPHA restrained joint ends in April 2017. LVVWD Engineer Kenya Henderson said, “We were impressed with how quick and easy it was to install the gate valve with ALPHA ends.”

  5. Growth Boom In Cumberland: AMERICAN Pipe, Valves Installed In Cobb County’s Biggest Pipeline Upgrade In Decades

    Cobb County, Georgia’s Cumberland area has changed dramatically over the last 30 years. What used to be a predominantly suburban office market is now a community with desirable housing, abundant entertainment, a booming business climate and the new home to the Atlanta Braves.

  6. Phase I Of Louisville Water Company Project Nears Completion With Successful Install Of AMERICAN Spiral-Welded Steel Pipe

    Louisville Water Company, the utility for Louisville, Kentucky, has announced that Phase I of the Eastern Parkway Project to install 2.2 miles of 42-inch AMERICAN spiral-welded steel pipe is nearing completion.

  7. Restrepo Appointed To U.S. Trade Advisory Committee

    Gabriel Restrepo, area manager of Latin America Sales with ACIPCO International, a division of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company, was recently appointed to the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

  8. Scott Named Chair Of AWWA C515 Subcommittee

    AMERICAN Flow Control Marketing and Technical Manager Derek Scott was named chair of the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) C515 subcommittee, which develops and publishes ANSI/AWWA C515, the Standard on Reduced-wall, Resilient-seated Gates Valves for Water Supply Service. Scott replaces Tom Mettler, director of Engineering for Waterous Company, as chairman.

  9. AMERICAN Pipelines Serve New Water Treatment Facility In Alabama

    Established in 1823, Huntsville Waterworks was the first municipal water system in Alabama. At the time, the population in the area was only about 1,300 people. Fast forward almost 200 years. The population of the city of Huntsville is now estimated at more than 190,000, and it has been the fastest growing major city in Alabama the past 15 years.

  10. Another First: Zinc-Coated Pipe Installed In Danville, Indiana

    The town of Danville, Indiana, recently became the first in the state to specify and install zinc-coated ductile iron pipe. The 1,500 linear feet of 6-inch zinc-coated AMERICAN ductile iron pipe was used in a replacement project. Water Superintendent Jim Russell worked with Kent Elliot of Banning Engineering to specify zinc-coated ductile iron pipe – a product that will improve lifecycle costs and decrease long-term maintenance needs.