Core & Main Receives HDPE Pipe Award for Municipal Leadership from Alliance for PE Pipe

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 2, 2020—Core & Main LP, a leading U.S. distributor of water, sewer and fire protection products, received a Municipal Leadership Award from the Alliance for PE Pipe.

Core & Main supplied HDPE pipe and installation expertise for the award-winning municipal project in Carlsbad and Vista, Calif.

Partnering with the cities of Carlsbad and Vista. The capital improvement sewer project benefits the Buena Sanitation District (BSD) and the city of Carlsbad by separating each agency’s wastewater (sewage), which will provide additional flow capacity for the future growth of their customer bases. The existing pipeline was constructed in 1965 and is currently undersized and used by both BSD and Carlsbad. Vista will maintain and use the new pipeline for BSD, and Carlsbad will retain and use the existing pipeline. Separating out the wastewater benefits both agencies by providing additional flow capacity for the future growth of their customer bases.

This project was engineered to meet capacity flow and required pressures so we used various pipe sizes and DRs. Using HDPE made this possible. A zero-leak rate was another HDPE benefit on the engineering side of the project. Core & Main had initially provided manway tees to install in the field – but determined better methods that included customizing these fittings in-house in Core & Main’s Corona fusible center. The customized fittings made the actual installation less labor intensive in the field. Our fusion technician was on call to meet the contractor’s schedule. In addition, our vast inventory and supply chain allowed us to provide the materials as needed and onsite to keep the project moving.

“All work on this project was done at night until recently, down a main throughway that had to be completely open at 6 a.m. each morning so commuters could travel, said Rusty Reeves, national director of fusible sales at Core & Main. He added, “This HDPE project is a fitting example of the range of expertise and innovation that Core & Main delivers to our customers, so they in turn can better serve their customers and communities. I am extremely proud of our team.”


About Core & Main

Based in St. Louis, Core & Main is a leading distributor of water, sewer, storm drain and fire protection products in the United States. With more than 275 locations nationwide, the company offers municipalities and contractors local expertise backed by a national supply chain. Core & Main’s 3,500 plus associates are committed to helping their communities thrive with safe and sustainable infrastructure. Visit to learn more.

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