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Ductile Iron, HDPE and PVC Pressure Pipe for Potable Water

Ductile Iron, HDPE and PVC Pressure Pipe for Potable Water

Ductile Iron, HDPE and PVC Pressure Pipe for Potable Water

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What are the recommended compaction percentage for Ductile Iron Pipe, HDPE Pipe and PVC Pipe used for Water Mains?

RE: Ductile Iron, HDPE and PVC Pressure Pipe for Potable Water

It depends on where you are placing the pipe. The material of the pipe itself doesn't usually dictate the compaction.

You should first see if the local jurisdiction has requirements that need to be followed, i.e county road & bridge department, state highway department, etc. If the pipeline is going through an open field with no improvements or planned improvements 80% is usually OK. If it is in the shoulder of a road but outside of the roadway prism 90%, if it is under a road, driveway or other area where there will be some type of improvement on top or possibly influenced by the pipeline 95% is usually recommended. The percentages are modified proctor.

RE: Ductile Iron, HDPE and PVC Pressure Pipe for Potable Water

Also, keep in mind each installation type has particular compaction requirements.

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