HDPE Total Solutions Roadshow

Charlottesville, Virginia

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- Breakfast & Demos start at 7:30 AM - Catered Lunch - Access to national HDPE experts - Win an iPad - Two tracks offered - Set program begins at 8:45 AM - PDH for engineers

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NEW Poly Podcast Now Available

#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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17 Jul

HDPE Pipe Total Solutions Roadshow

July 17, 2024    
07:30 am EDT
Charlottesville, Virginia
Calling Water & Wastewater Operators, Superintendents and Engineers: This FREE show is for you! PROGRAM: Combined Program: Sign-In and Demonstrations - 7:30 AM HDPE 101 [...]


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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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

Chemours pauses production in Mexico amid drought

June 4, 2024

By Sara Samora, Manufacturing Drive June 4, 2024 The Chemours Co. paused production at its titanium dioxide manufacturing facility in Altamira, Mexico, beginning May 31, due to the country’s ongoing drought. The decision comes after the Mexico state of Tamaulipas government requested the company and other manufacturers in the area to minimize their water intake, Chemours stated in the… >> Read More

Will Mexico City Run Out of Water?

May 10, 2024

By Jordan Kinard, Scientific American May 10, 2024 The global press recently warned that as early as June 2024, Mexico City, home to 22 million people, could face “Day Zero”—the complete loss of fresh water at the taps. The situation on the ground, although dire, is more nuanced. “Day Zero is a bit of an… >> Read More

Boil Water Advisory Issued for NorthWest D.C. Neighborhood After Main Break

May 9, 2024

By Kasandra Rattle, Hoodline May 9, 2024 Residents in parts of Northwest D.C. have been slapped with a Boil Water Advisory after a 20-inch water main ruptured Wednesday, leaving 4,800 customers fretting over their tap water. The advisory affects neighborhoods including Upper Chevy Chase, Ft. Reno, and American University. DC Water is urging residents to… >> Read More