Underground Solutions provides infrastructure technologies for water and sewer applications. UGSI's Fusible PVC® products contain a proprietary PVC formulation that, when combined with UGSI's patented fusion process, results in a monolithic, fully-restrained, gasket-free, leak-free piping system. Fusible C-900® and Fusible C-905® both comply with AWWA C900 and C905 respectively and are certified to NSF 61.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

PPI retracts cautionary advisory

In a one-sentence statement, the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) retracted the content of its June 11 news release in which the group issued a cautionary advisory regarding the integrity of fusible polyvinyl chloride (fusible PVC) pipe...

See the full story at: http://www.cenews.com/article.asp?id=3092

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Fusible PVC Meets Challenge of Restricted Right-of-Way

by Mark Garlick and Brian McDowell

Like many small municipal water authorities, the Beech Creek Borough Authority in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, is always looking for ways to increase their revenues. Since the simplest way to do so is to enlarge their customer base (provided there is sufficient capacity), the authority was very willing to accommodate a developer’s request to extend service to a proposed six-lot residential subdivision.

Underground Solution Inc. provided the PVC pipe and its fusion services for the project.

However, with no existing water lines in the immediate area of the proposed development, the developer was required to design and construct approximately 600 linear feet of water line...

Read the full story at http://ww.pennnet.com

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

HDD & Fusible PVC Team for a West Virginia Sewer Project

Sharon M. Bueno — Jan 01, 2008

After learning that fusible PVC pipe can be a viable alternative for pipe installation, through various projects such as a wastewater force main in Bridgeport, W.Va., directional drillers from around the United States are starting to use this piping as part of their HDD projects. Upon successful completion of numerous projects utilizing fusible PVC, contractors show that the pipe and HDD can in fact work together.

H&H Enterprises, Andover, Ohio, was subcontracted by D&M Contracting Inc., New Alexandria, Pa., for the project that required 400 ft of 16-in. fusible PVC pipe to be installed via directional drilling under a creek and ravine. This pipe would connect to a new bell-and-spigot PVC line leading to a wastewater treatment plant. This bore was part of a larger project that was mostly using open-cut to provide sewer service to a new hospital...

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