North America’s water infrastructure consisted primarily of lead-based service lines just a century ago, which is exactly how old many of the country’s underground pipes are.
Measuring and recording water usage with a meter is essential to the function of a water service lateral. These devices sit between the main supply line and the structure, measuring usage accurately.
Stray electrical currents can be present in water service lines and may cause issues in the metallic piping systems, including shock hazards for field personnel and accelerated corrosion of water distribution system components. This can even occur on service lines located on the water service lateral.
Safety is paramount in the water works industry, where the need to deliver clean and reliable water to communities drives innovation and progress. One critical aspect of this safety concern lies in the protection of workers and equipment against electrical hazards. Di-electric bushings play a pivotal role. These insulating components serve as a barrier between electrical currents and the surrounding environment, safeguarding against shocks and preventing potential disasters.
The Cambridge Coupling is a unique fitting with a patented design that provides the installer with a 0.400” range to accommodate varying outside diameter (OD) sized pipes. Additionally, the part will accommodate pipes that are slightly oval or slightly deformed, saving time and materials in different sizing situations.
Water works parts are responsible for providing a home/building access to the public water supply. The water service lateral itself includes any water service part, from the water main to the water meter. One of these solutions includes the meter stop.
Water works parts are responsible for providing a home/building access to the public water supply.
A.Y. McDonald’s commitment to providing top quality water works, pump, plumbing, and natural gas parts means our company also places great importance on following, respecting, and promoting the standards, organizations, associations, and committees that make up the industries we serve.
When it comes to providing water to a community, there is very little room for error.
The water service lateral is the city’s way of bringing water access to buildings or homes.