Protecting against water-line failure
In incorporated areas, we take water service for granted. Open the faucet. It flows. Into the sink, the tub or a lawn sprinkler. That does occur without fail if municipal officials maintain their delivery systems.
A suburban water provider northwest of Chicago was faced a few years ago with replacing more than half a mile of twin 16-inch diameter ductile iron water lines due to corrosion. CPM conducted an investigation to identify the sections most likely to fail.