BIRMINGHAM, ALA., JAN 8, 2020 -- The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) has welcomed SUEZ Water Idaho into the DIPRA Century Club. The utility is the first in Idaho to be inducted into the Century Club, which recognizes utilities that have Cast Iron pipes (CIP) in service for 100 years or more. SUEZ is recognized for a 6-inch water line installed in 1911 that continues to provide excellent service.
SUEZ also uses Ductile Iron pipe (DIP), which was introduced to the marketplace in about 1955. "CIP and DIP have performed exceptionally well for SUEZ Water Idaho," said Cathy Cooper the utility's director of engineering. "We have very few issues with either material."
DIPRA regional engineer Josh Blount presented the Century Club plaque to Marshall Thompson, SUEZ Water Idaho's vice president and general manager.
"Congratulations to the SUEZ Water Idaho utility," said DIPRA president Patrick J. Hogan. "We are proud of the enduring service of both Cast Iron and Ductile Iron pipes, and also want to recognize the quality of work by SUEZ Water Idaho in managing its system."
SOURCE: Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA)