When engineers and contractors need a flexible and cost-effective solution for the diverse needs of municipalities, they routinely look to high-density polyethylene pipe and fittings. HDPE, Inc. has built a solid reputation as the material of choice for providing superior corrosion resistance and flexibility for applications including industrial transmission systems for potable water, sewer, drain, mining, irrigation, and reclaimed water.
HDPE Inc’s expertise in the design and installation of pipe systems for Municipal applications is second to none. Our ability to provide technical expertise and factory-certified installation allows your project to meet or exceed industrial and environmental requirements as well as project deadlines and expectations.
The cost of constructing long lengths of distribution piping to transmit safe drinking water creates a budgetary challenge for a typical municipality. One of the most common issues in these systems is leakage, costing cities and counties significant revenue issues, not to mention a burden with the environmental impact.
Replacing traditional pipe systems with HDPE systems reduces the number of joints where leakage typically occurs. Coupled with an easier and more flexible installation process, high-density polyethylene offers a significant cost savings, longevity and ROI for any municipal project budget.
In addition, HDPE pipe’s physical properties make it the material of choice for open-trench, horizontal directional drilling, pipe-bursting and slip-lining installations. The material’s corrosion resistance and flexibility make it a great alternative to more traditional piping materials such as PVC and ductile iron.
Due to its good chemical resistance, large-bore HDPE pipes are ideally suited for the transmission of wastewater.
In a typical underground application, high-density polyethylene pipe’s flexibility allows the pipe system to fit the twisting profile of many field situations without the use of multiple fittings for directional changes.
Sewer pipes can easily be laid under roads, riverbeds and other landmasses, offering the ability to remove aggressive waste in a superior, environmentally friendly manner.
Butt, socket, sidewall fusion and electrofusion joining processes create a leak-free joint between sections that is as strong as the pipe itself.
Leak-free seamless systems plus less impact to installation make for a more environmentally friendly solution.
Case Study: Golf Course Irrigation
A new resort golf course installation in the Caribbean looked to engineers and contractors for a solution that was resistant to the corrosive environment and provided a near-maintenance-free solution. Because the region is also short on HDPE-experienced technicians and installers, they were looking for a solution that would provide both assistance and training to the technicians during the installation.
The contractor chose HDPE, Inc. as a total-solution provider for all materials, equipment, field expertise and on-the-job training. The project was extensive, requiring long, seamless runs. HDPE, Inc. brought an expertise to the project that reduced the time, materials and effort required compared to traditional PVC installations.
With the project recently completed, the resort owners realized an immediate cost savings for their facility compared to other resorts in the islands. The minimal impact to the environment, plus the ease of maintenance and the long life span of the material made HDPE a material of choice for this resort owner.