Ductile’s high degree of dependability is primarily due to its high strength, durability, and impact and corrosion resistance. Designed and manufactured to the industry’s most stringent standards, Ductile Iron Pipe resists damage during shipping and handling, and, once installed, withstands the most demanding operating conditions, including water hammer, frozen ground, deep trenches, areas of high water table and heavy traffic, river crossings, pipe-on-supports, rocky trenches, and areas of shifting, expansive, and unstable soils. Installation is simple. Unlike some pipe materials, Ductile Iron Pipe requires no complex line-andgrade drawings or laying schedules. It can be installed in a wide variety of trench and bedding conditions and can be easily cut in the field. Direct tapping, even in straight lines, doesn’t affect its integrity. And, once installed, Ductile Iron Pipe is virtually maintenance free.