Did You Know?

  • With a properly engineered coating system, there is no known failure mechanism for Ductile Iron Pipe.
  • Plastic pipe starts the countdown to failure.
  • Utilities who allow Electrosteel USA in their system are paying 20% less for DIP than those who don’t.
  • Pipe accounts for almost 40% of the cost for most water distribution system projects.
  • The average utility increased water rates 7.2% between 2016 and 2018 citing capital improvement (i.e. buying pipe) as their #1 reason.
  • Prior to Electrosteel USA, there had not been a new DIP supplier in the USA since 1960.
  • Zinc coated DIP was tested in Watsonville, CA and the Florida Everglades in the 1950s yet wasn’t commercially available in the USA until 2014?
  • PVC pipe can melt if involved in a wildfire. Iron pipe doesn’t.