A secure drinking water supply even at times of flooding

A secure drinking water supply even at times of flooding

From the afternoon of 8 August 2007 until the morning of 9 August 2007, the volume of rainfall in the Swiss valley of the River Birs reached unexpected dimensions: between 90 and 120 mm of rain fell there in just 15 hours. “Normally this represents the total average rainfall for a month …

Drinking water culvert with ductile cast iron pipes under the Nežárka river

Drinking water culvert with ductile cast iron pipes under the Nežárka river

The Chotýany-Zlukov drinking water supply pipeline  is one of the most important transport pipelines of the Southbohemian region. Previously, it crossed the River Nežárka as an above-ground pipeline, suspended from a steel bridge, but now, for various reasons, it had to be laid under the river with the construction of a culvert.

Reduce the costs of pumping and the risk of damage

Reduce the costs of pumping and the risk of damage

For drinking water pipelines there are descriptions e.g. in DVGW data sheet W 334 of how accumulations of air can cause considerable dynamic pressure changes as a result of the different densities of the two media.

Robust cast iron pipes for the Feldkirchen drinking water network

Robust cast iron pipes for the Feldkirchen drinking water network

Regular servicing and maintenance of a drinking water network pays off. This is also one of the reasons why the urban area of Feldkirchen in the Federal State of Carinthia is particularly anxious to replace their ageing pipes or pipelines whose dimensions no longer correspond to current requirements.