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#32 Dan Landy, Alan Ambler PE and Peter Dyke sit around a table and talk common HDPE questions. If you are in the industry and you want to develop your standard responses to common municipal questions, this HDPE podcast is perfect for you.

Episode #32

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Who We Are

The Alliance for PE Pipe is devoted to sharing the features and benefits of smooth walled pressure pipe to benefit the municipal water and wastewater industry. The Alliance conducts roadshow events and seminars, publishes articles and assists engineers and municipalities as they plan HDPE projects.

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Why HDPE Pipe?

HDPE Pipe is leak-free, tough, flexible, fully-restrained, and cost competitive. Plus, it’s great for trenchless applications. Any one of these attributes makes it a winner, but combined, these features make HDPE pipe THE responsible infrastructure choice of the future.

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Events

10 Sep

HDPE Pipe Advanced Total Solutions Roadshow

September 10, 2024    
07:30 am PDT
$0.00
Kamloops, BC
CALLING ALL WATER & WASTEWATER PROFESSIONALS: Municipal Water, Wastewater staff, Public Works staff, Consulting Engineers, Pipe Contractors, Utility Officers, Repair Crews & Public Works Management: [...]
12 Sep

HDPE Pipe Advanced Total Solutions Roadshow

September 12, 2024    
07:30 am PDT
$0.00
Prince George, BC
CALLING ALL WATER & WASTEWATER PROFESSIONALS: Municipal Water, Wastewater staff, Public Works staff, Consulting Engineers, Pipe Contractors, Utility Officers, Repair Crews & Public Works Management: [...]

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Innovation Central

Butt fusion is a common joining method used in the world of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes The pipe ends are cleaned, faced off, heated and then pushed together according to a standard. The result is a leak-free joint that is as strong or stronger than the pipe wall. Thus, HDPE pipe solves for the typical failure mechanisms of legacy materials. It does not leak, it does not pit or corrode, it does not separate when the ground moves and it lasts > 100 years.
Resource: ASTM F2620, McElroy Manufacturing
McElroy: www.mcelroy.com/fusion

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The Alliance for PE Pipe is establishing an PE Professionals Program to formally assemble all of the proven resources and knowledge of expert volunteers within the industry to train and certify individuals to expand the Alliance’s goal of developing the municipal water market. These individuals will work through a dedicated educational program to learn all facets of the HDPE market and prove their knowledge to a board of HDPE experts to earn a certification in the Qualified PE Professionals Program.

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News

Mexico City residents, faced with water crisis, resort to drastic measures

June 29, 2024

By Doc Louallen and Matt Rivers, ABC News June 29, 2024 Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world, yet it is running out of water. It’s a slow-motion disaster decades in the making, caused by a litany of issues including human-induced climate change. Residents are deeply concerned about the impending water crisis…. >> Read More

Repairs on Calgary’s broken feeder main are now complete, but water service not yet restored

June 25, 2024

By CBC June 25, 2024 Repair work on the five additional “hot spots” of the feeder main that ruptured is now complete, but the full restoration of Calgary’s water supply is still days away. Mayor Jyoti Gondek shared the news during her Tuesday afternoon update on the developments of the Bearspaw south feeder main, saying… >> Read More

Italian island of Capri bans tourists due to water crisis

June 22, 2024

By Euronews with AP, Euro News June 22, 2024 A water emergency prompted the mayor of one of Italy’s most popular islands, Capri, to order a halt to the arrival of tourists on Saturday. The move was prompted by a water crisis that has deprived some areas of any water supply. Mayor Paolo Falco said… >> Read More

Residents of Mexico City on brink of ‘Day Zero’ disaster as water sources fall to historic lows: ‘It is very difficult to think’

June 15, 2024

By Kaiyo Funaki, The Cool Down June 15, 2024 Mexico City is on the brink of a disaster after a devastating combination of hotter, drier weather and inadequate management and infrastructure has left residents conserving every drop of water.  What’s happening? One of the metropolitan area’s primary water sources hit a historic low, pushing its… >> Read More

No bath, no laundry: Calgarians do their part to cut water usage as pipe rupture continues to cause shortages

June 10, 2024

By Carrie Tait, The Globe and Mail June 10, 2024 Alexander Aubichon says the last time he had a bath was never. On Monday afternoon, the five-year-old was testing his new-found ability to pump himself higher on a swing. He jumped off and landed on a bed of pebbles in a playground at the Bowness… >> Read More

Hiker Alarmed To Find Pipe Feeding China’s Tallest Waterfall

June 8, 2024

By Victor Tangermann, The Byte June 8, 2024 A video making the rounds on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, unmasks a hidden pipe feeding what’s claimed to be the country’s tallest uninterrupted waterfall — an engineering trick seemingly designed to put on a show for visitors. The clip, shared by a local hiker, shows a concrete-clad pipe… >> Read More

Broken high-pressure pipe has been leaking sewage into Onondaga Lake for two days

June 7, 2024

By Glenn Coin, Syracuse.com June 7, 2024 Syracuse, N.Y. — A high-pressure sewer line owned by Onondaga County broke early Thursday morning and has been spewing 100 gallons of raw sewage every minute into Onondaga Creek. The same pipe has busted at least three other times since 2013, spilling tens of millions of gallons of… >> Read More

Mexico City is just the beginning. Here are 11 other cities at risk of running out of water.

June 5, 2024

By Jenny McGrath, Ellyn Lapointe, and Jessica Orwig, Business Insider June 5, 2024 Mexico City is on the brink of a water catastrophe. Experts predict that the city of 8.8 million people could run out of drinking water this month. But Mexico City is not the first city with a water crisis and it won’t be the last…. >> Read More