Fauquier County WSA, Virginia
When a municipality needs to replace aging water mains, the project can take months, but residents clearly cannot go that long without water service. The Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority (FCWSA) used a creative solution while upgrading the water main in the Virginia town of Bealeton. Crews laid out 10,000 ft (3,048 m) of 2-in. REHAU MUNICIPEX PEXa water service pipe while using an above-ground temporary water main.
City of Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
A small mining town located in northern Manitoba called Thompson may not be your first guess for a Canadian city that would pioneer the use of a cutting-edge technology for its water supply infrastructure. But Thompson became the first city in Canada to use REHAU MUNICIPEX Pre-insulated PEXa water service pipe when it installed about 3,700 ft (1,127 m) in September 2015.
City of St. Zotique, Quebec, Canada
After having installed a MUNICIPEX water service line for a three-story condominium in St. Zotique, Quebec, the city found a problem with the curb valve that required them to isolate the water main. With traditional copper service line, the repair would have shut down water service to a number of customers while costing the city valuable time and money.
South Blount Utility District, Tennessee
Seeking an alternative to copper water service pipe, a team at the South Blount Utility District in Tennessee learned about REHAU MUNICIPEX crosslinked polyethylene (PEXa) piping, and decided to test the pipe in a gravel bed outside the utility's service bay entrance. For five months, 15 to 30 half-ton pickup trucks ran over the gravel area on a daily basis. The team noted that in addition to maintaining pressure, the pipe exhibited no major indentations and only minor scratches, and had not been permanently flattened in any areas.