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City of Buffalo’s Large Diameter Water Mains Rehabbed

City of Buffalo’s Large Diameter Water Mains Rehabbed

Author: Erdman Anthony/Friday, September 2, 2022/Categories: In the Community, Our Industry, Our people

The City of Buffalo has undertaken a project to replace valves and reinforce joints along 11,000 feet of 60-inch, 48-inch, and 36-inch diameter transmission mains.

While the century-old cast-iron pipes continue to provide robust service, time had impacted the performance of 18 large valves and 1,000 joints in City’s water system. The project means the transmission of potable water and support for fire protection in this community will continue.

The City chose Erdman Anthony to design a solution that included dewatering the lines, excavating access pits, replacing old valves, and installing the joint seals. Reinforcing the joints from inside the mains resulted in less disruption and a far less expensive process. The firm also provided construction engineering and inspection services for the project. 

Watch this video to see the project area.

Read more about the project here.

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