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water main

a principal supply pipe in an arrangement of pipes for distributing water

water main

[′wȯd·ər ‚mān]
(civil engineering)
The water pipe in a street from which water is delivered to individual service pipes supplying domestic property.

water main

A main supply pipe in a system for conveying water for public or community use, controlled by a public authority.
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Iron water mains become brittle with age, and the combination of hot days and cold McKenzie River water can make them more susceptible to failure, Harwood said.
Balkan Plumbing is the largest family owned sewer and water main company in New York City.
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The next five years will see a further 2,557 kilometres of water mains upgraded.
Reconstruction of water mains on RT35 between Lyman & the Mantoloking Bridge is proceeding in coordination with road reconstruction and are estimated to be complete in mid-December.
Using the pipe bursting approach, we were able to replace the old water main with less disruption, time and cost, than what conventional replacement would have required," said Mountain Water Chief Engineer Logan McInnis.
A spokeswoman for Yorkshire Water said: "We were informed of a burst to an eight inch water main on Cumberworth Road at its junction with Huddersfield Road shortly after 7am.
At the height of the Tyne Valley flooding 75 Tyne Valley homes were flooded crisis and more than 10,000 properties in Hexham and Allendale were without water for eight days when water mains were ripped out.
Plans were submitted to the County Waterworks District prior to construction of the water main and an additional storm drain.
New Jersey American Water has rolled out a new feature on its website that will allow its customers to find the location of active water main breaks, see how many customers are effected, and get an estimate of when repairs should be complete.
The project consists of constructing approximately 700 linear feet of new 4 and 6-inch diameter HDPE potable water main by horizontal directional drilling construction methods; constructing approximately 400 linear feet of new 8-inch HDPE potable water main by pipe bursting an existing 3-inch PVC water main; and after the new water mains are in placed into service, abandoning approximately 600 linear feet of existing transite pipe water main in place by filling with concrete grout.
The Comprehensive Water Main Break Rate Study for the United States and Canada compiles the collective experience of 188 utilities which can be used for making future critical pipe replacement decisions.