Ductile Iron Pipe earns SMaRT Certification as safe, sustainable product

Ductile iron pipe earned the SMaRT© Sustainable Product Certification, an independent rating system for the sustainability of a product throughout its life cycle.

Nov 13th, 2012

Birmingham, AL, Nov. 13, 2012 -- Ductile iron pipe earned the SMaRT© Sustainable Product Certification, an independent rating system for the sustainability of a product throughout its life cycle, the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) announced today. Ductile iron pipe is only the second product in the buried infrastructure industry to earn this certification.

The Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability categorized ductile iron pipe with its rankings in:

  • Safe for Public Health & Environment
  • Renewable Energy & Energy Reduction
  • Bio-based or Recycled Materials
  • Facility or Company Requirements
  • Reclamation, Sustainable Reuse & End of Life Management
  • Innovation in Manufacturing

Ductile iron pipe is a used for sustainable infrastructure investments. Made from recycled scrap materials, with up to 95 percent recycled content, ductile iron is durable and dependable.

“DIPRA member companies are dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of its employees, its neighbors and the customers of the utilities that use ductile iron pipe,” said DIPRA President Gregg Horn. “This commitment to environmentally sound practices only adds to the long-recognized value of our product. We are proud to be a leader in the field of sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure.”

For more about the SMaRT© certification visit http://mts.sustainableproducts.com/.

About DIPRA: The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association provides accurate, reliable engineering information about ductile iron pipe to a wide variety of utility and consulting engineers. Visit dipra.org to learn more.

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