Water Pipe

Water pipe is used to convey drinking water, reclaimed water, and fire suppression water. Without them, communities would not have access to vital services and would be forced to utilize wells and water holding tanks.

Potable water pipe provides people with fresh water for drinking, showering, washing clothes, and other vital tasks. Fireline water pipes are needed to provide fire departments with sufficient water to extinguish fires in residential communities and business parks.

Reclaimed water pipes convey recycled water which is used in landscaping irrigation and to recharge groundwater aquifers. Each of these offers valuable services within the community that aid in bettering living conditions.

All pipes that convey water must undergo rigorous testing and be in compliance with county, state, and federal guidelines. Furthermore, pipes must be properly installed and tested for bacteria, chlorinated, and hydro-static pressure tested to protect the public against consuming contaminated water, as well as ensuring sufficient pressure flows.

Each type of water pipeline system is comprised of multiple components. For example, fireline pipelines are installed to form water that feeds fire hydrants. Fire department connections, also referred to as "FDC's" are also commonly installed as part of the fireline system. Domestic water pipes include main lines, water meters, valves, backflows, detector check assemblies, and pressure reducing valve stations.

Interestingly, the installation process and types of components do not vary much from the different types of construction. For example, Residential, commercial, industrial, municipal (or Public) and institutional projects do not vary significantly in the installation process. Water pipes, testing requirements and installation procedures are rather consistent.

Residential construction projects, for instance, encompass single and multi-family housing and other apartment complexes, townhouses, condominium. Commercial projects encompass work related to business parks, mixed use retail centers, storage centers, and the like. Institutional projects include hospitals, nursing homes, schools, colleges, and churches.

Municipal water pipeline conveys water to houses and businesses by means of a reservoir or water tower. Since this water serves a large number of people, these systems are tested and monitored more than any other.

There are multiple types and sizes of water pipes. A few of the most common are poly vinyl chloride (PVC), cement mortar lined and coated steel pipe (CML&C), and ductile iron pipe (DIP).


Domestic water is pumped into pipes which creates pressure to propel water through the system. Pipes are manufactured in various thicknesses to ensure they can handle the pressure needed for the specific type of application.

Pipeline systems should be installed by licensed water pipeline contractors who have substantial experience in this field of pipeline construction. Along with installing pipes, contractors attach water fittings and other components which are needed to maintain maximum pressure ratings.

Pipes may typically include a pressure reducing valve (PRV) and use pipes with lower pressure ratings. PRV's are essential for making certain water pressure is adequate to convey water to residences without bursting pipes.

Kana Pipeline is an experienced underground wet utility contractor that specializes in commercial/industrial, municipal and residential pipeline construction. We bridge the gap between public and private water pipeline infrastructures that provide water services to the public.

We invite you to learn more about our company and the services we offer. We welcome inquiries during normal business hours and look forward to talking with you about your water pipe needs.

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Published on September 28, 2012 | Comments: 0

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