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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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The city awarded the $15.6 million water main contract to ECI Engineering and Construction, a Vermont-based company that specializes in that type of work.
Although the burst water pipe was taken away and replaced, engineers were having to cleanse the pipe and the water was being sampled before it could be reconnected to the water main.
The study also discusses how water main failure rates for CI and AC pipes could increase exponentially over time.
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.
About Balkan Plumbing: Balkan Plumbing is a full-service sewer and water main contracting business located in the Richmond Hills section of Queens, N.Y.
The River Drive improvement project has included replacement or rehabilitation of 20 valves and abandonment of some water main that was no longer necessary due to other transmission line upgrades in the area.
"Water was isolated from the water main and the electrics on the affected floors."
The water main, once again, caused chaos to commuters and residents last Thursday after it burst.
The drama unfolded shortly after 3am on Saturday when the 18in water main exploded.
Project management knew from the beginning of the project that the elevated tank, although bid along with the water main and pumping station, would not be put into service until summer 1997.
Missouri American Water said it is beginning work on a project to replace approximately 4,300 feet of water main in North Saint Louis County in the municipalities of Ferguson and Dellwood, Mo., on West Florissant Ave.
"We had to remove all this water before we could access the water main. Despite some terrible weather, we managed to replace the water main and restore water supplies by late evening."