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Rebuilding of Paradise Counts on HDPE Pipe

Injection Moulding World on November 06, 2020

The rebuilding of the town here that was destroyed by the Camp Fire continues with a focus on the rapid replacement of water service lines. "When we're done, there will be about 315,000 feet of new HDPE service lines," stated Kevin Phillips, Town Manager for the Town of Paradise.

Prior to the 2018 fire, the town had a population of 26,000. During 17 days starting on November 8, 2018, the fire destroyed some 150,000 acres and nearly 19,000 homes and buildings.

The Paradise Irrigation Department is replacing all water service lines using high-density polyethylene (HDPE) PE 4710 pipe in diameters of one to two inches. The pipe, PolyFlex CTS potable water service tubing from Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) (NYSE: WMS), is resistant to rot and corrosion, can be easily installed and is consistent with industry specifications for potable water.

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