What Causes a Water Main Break?

Water main breaks can be disruptive and costly to organizations and municipalities. They can also be preventable through the awareness of their causes: winter temperatures can freeze water in or around the pipes, external and internal corrosion can cause metal deterioration of ductile iron, cast iron or steel, soil conditions, and even careless ground excavation can result in a water main rupture.


How the Quality of Pipelines Affects the Quality of Water

Everyday we turn on our taps and expect clean drinking water to flow. People don't usually spend a lot of time thinking about the quality of their water, they automatically assume it's safe to consume. Likewise, many people don't consider how the cleanliness and integrity of water pipelines can impact their health. Here are some contaminants you might find in drinking water if water mains and pipes aren't well-maintained and inspected.