Title: HDPE Pipe Brings Life Back to Miami-Dade Water System

Miami-Dade’s water distribution chief, Luis Aguiar, determined the old pipe system could be replaced and property protected by using high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. “There are at least 500 miles of water pipe that need to be replaced,” explained Aguiar. “In addition to the restricted flow, in many places the pipes have been disturbed and broken from the hurricanes; it’s the trees that have been pulled up and the roots taking the pipes. Plus the very low water table eats into the metal pipes.” “One of the most important aspects that should not be overlooked is that we have a tremendous water shortage in South Florida,” explained Aguiar. “And so we must have the most waste-proof system possible.

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  •     Aguiar, Luis  -  Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department

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 221310 - Water Supply & Irrigation Systems                
Company  Product  Process  Other  Subjects  Event  Event  Date  Location  Publication  Publication  Date Text  Descriptor
  • Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department

  • HDPE Resin

  • Piping

  • Water Transport


  • Distribution




  • Plastic Pipe Institute, 2008



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