In 2020, 80 years after the pipeline installation, city engineers were curious about the physical properties of the pipe and how they translated to the design. The Thompson Pipe Group quality team tested a section of the pipe and reviewed:
Based on the test results and long-lasting qualities of concrete pressure pipe, staff determined the pipe is suitable for continued service.
Through proven methodologies and testing, the engineering and quality teams help owners determine the condition of their pipe and if a pipeline can handle increased pressure or additional modifications.
Additionally, Thompson Pipe Group owns historical records for approximately 80 percent of the large diameter concrete pressure pipe in the country. Records, images and lay schedules are available upon request.