Standard for Water Distribution

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Standard for Water Distribution

A proposed ASTM International standard will help in the construction of water service lines connecting buildings to water distribution mains. ASTM’s committee on steel, stainless steel, and related alloys (A01) is developing the proposed standard. 

The proposed standard (WK70162) describes the use of welded partially corrugated stainless steel tube for potable water, though ASTM International member John Grocki notes that these tubes may also eventually have other industrial applications.

The standard will provide the necessary requirements for manufacturing and also for water authorities and industrial contractors to specify the described product. 

Grocki, a materials consultant, notes that North American manufacturers are interested in developing production capabilities and that pilot trials are also being developed for the product described in the proposed standard.

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