DIPRA adds support to Gov. Cuomo's New York State Water Infrastructure Bill

The $2.5B initiative will provide funding for water and sewer infrastructure improvements across the state.

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GOLDEN, CO, MAY 1, 2017 -- The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his commitment to restoring the quality of the state's water infrastructure following the signing of the Clean Water Infrastructure Improvement Act.

"We applaud Governor Cuomo and the New York State legislature for enacting this important legislation that will help improve water infrastructure in communities across the state. Water infrastructure should be safe, reliable and built to last," said Patrick Hogan, president of DIPRA. "Community leaders should expect that their water infrastructure will be in continuous service for more than a century. This has been our legacy with, first, cast iron pipes that served reliably for a century or more, and now with modern Ductile pipe that has equally long lifespan plus even greater energy efficiency. For citizens of New York and their officials, these are smart, economical investments that will protect public health and the environment for many generations to come."

A Siena College poll released earlier this week found that more than two-thirds of New Yorkers approve of the $2.5 billion water infrastructure initiative, which will provide funding for water and sewer infrastructure improvements across the state.

Founded in 1915, the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) has served as a resource and technical advisor to the water industry. DIPRA also provides representation on standards-making committees as well as technical research on a variety of applications-based topics. While DIPRA member companies have different names and locations, they share a common commitment to produce and deliver the finest quality water and wastewater pipe material in the world, Ductile Iron Pipe, and at the greatest possible value to its purchasers.

SOURCE Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA)

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