GOLDEN, Colo., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) released the following statement from President Patrick Hogan regarding the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) 2017 Infrastructure Report Card that gave D and D+ grades to, respectfully, water and wastewater infrastructure in the country.
"That our nation's water infrastructure is in need of repairs after non-stop service for generations is expected. With more than one million miles of water pipelines running underneath our communities, repairing and replacing them must be a priority. The country's focus on improving our infrastructure is a great step toward creating the pipeline systems that we deserve, but to do so, we also need to make the investment into the right kinds of pipes that are durable and resilient. This is necessary so that our communities select pipeline materials that deliver financial value not only now, but for generations to come. In short, we need pipelines that are going to withstand the ravages of time and the various soils and weather conditions around the country, and not crack under stress.