Earthquake Resistant Pipe for LA

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by agrostis, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,263

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...=earthquake+water+pipe+LA#articleTabs=article

    I really wish this article wasn't locked, i think you guy's would get a big kick out of it. The main gist of this article is that this ductile iron pipe is only made in Japan and it is super expensive - $900,000 for 6500 ft. Now i assume that this is the installed price, but still. I know that southern California has a major earthquake problem and this might be a good idea but a 4 lane highway cost's about 1 million a mile, something isn't right here.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,966

    Roads might cost more nowadays, but who cares. If you want a non-brittle pipe to carry water, we already got polyethylene tubing.
     

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