America's Water Infrastructure Challenge

Our water infrastructure was installed by our great grandparents. Cast iron pipe served their communities then and is still serving many of them today.

Now, it is time to replace these infrastructures with state-of-the art durable and safe ductile iron products. Ductile iron pipe has a long life, is corrosion resistant, has high structural strength, and tight joints, which all contribute to the length of service time to our municipalities, as well as utility and industrial piping systems.

 It is time to provide the infrastructure to provide clean water for generations.

Here you can find information and resources about the need to replace the current aging infrastructure. In addition, you can find what needs to be done to address this need, as well as, the challenges ahead.

“A new kind of challenge is emerging in the United States, one that for many years was largely buried in our national consciousness. Now it can be buried no longer. Much of our drinking water infrastructure, the more than one million miles of pipes beneath our streets, is nearing the end of its useful life and approaching the age at which it needs to be replaced. Moreover, our shifting population brings significant growth to some areas of the country, requiring larger pipe networks to provide water service.”       "Buried No Longer: Confronting America's Water Infrastructure Challenge" by American Waterworks Association 

At McWane, we proudly make ductile iron pipe. Today, McWane deploys state of the art equipment and techniques to this time-honored craft of manufacturing ductile iron water and waste water infrastructure.

Contact Your Member of Congress

  1. Please use your address to search for your congressman
  2. Select who you’d like to contact by clicking on their name
  3. Select a cause, copy the text within the gray box
  4. Click "Contact Congress Member" at the bottom of the page
  5. When the webpage opens, navigate to the contact page for that congress member and paste the copy into the message field they provide