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Reworking the Funding to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

Cutting some of the red tape could help those working on the crisis

Everyone agrees we have an infrastructure crisis.

What we as a nation seem unable to do is come to a consensus on what exactly needs to be done to remedy the situation. While we talk about “infrastructure” as a whole, the concept is really made up of many smaller parts—and those parts don’t all function or find funding the same way. 

Take, for instance, the fact that federal share of spending on water and transportation projects together is only 27 percent. 

In March of 2016, a White House water summit saw the commitment of $4 billion in private capital for U.S. infrastructure. The summit’s mission to “shine a spotlight on the importance of cross-cutting, creative solutions to solving the water problems of today,” is a great step in the right direction, and the financial support found there shows money isn’t the issue.

HydraTech engineered products are helping water utilities repair pipelines for a fraction of the cost of replacement. Learn more at

Read the entire article here.

Every year, the Value of Water Coalition holds a nationwide event to bring awareness to water challenges called Imagine a Day Without Water. In 2016, over 500 organizations participated. For more information, visit here.

Case Study 

Infrastructure Repair/Site Remediation

Repair joints to eliminate groundwater I/I. Analysis of the groundwater had revealed traces of oil. All the discharge of the HDPE piping system is routed to the Mahoning River.

Sections of the 60" diameter HDPE piping system had vecome deformed due to soil loading, which resulted in joint displacement, along with varying degrees of pipe ovality. Sealing the pipe joints would require a method that could accommodate the distortion of the pie and remain flexible for further deformation or movement in the pipe.

Engineered Solution
The HydraTite Internal Joint Seal system was selected as a solution for repairing the joints in the HDPE piping system. HydraTite seals are mechanical joint seals installed on the interior of the pipe to span the pipe joints or any point defect. The HydraTite seal consists of a flexible rubber membrane which is positioned over the joint and compressed to the host pipe on either side of the joint with stainless steel retaining bands. The flexibility of the rubber membrane and retaining bands enable the seal to conform to the pipe wall profile. A watertight seal is achieved by compressing the rubber membrane with the retaining bands using hand held hydraulic pumps.

Learn more about HydraTite from this 7-minute video.

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Booth 2650 March 26 – 30, 2017
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Fun Fact

The average American will spend about 6 months of their life waiting at red lights.


HydraTech’s engineered infrastructure solutions save time and money.
Contact HydraTech at (513)827-9169 or today.

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