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ADS Awarded Drainage Project of the Year by Plastic Pipe Institute


Project Location: Hugh K. Leatherman Sr. Terminal, North Charleston, South Carolina

The initial design for the drainage system incorporated reinforced concrete pipe and concrete box culverts, but an engineer working on the project raised concerns about possible joint separation and the potential for infiltration from sub-surface soil settlement along the Cooper River. To circumvent these issues, Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) recommended the use of HP Storm polypropylene pipe for the storm-drain conveyance pipe. It was used for the entire project because of its ease of handling, extended joint, double gaskets, and flexible design, said the company. As a result of the redesign, some 27,000 feet of ADS HP Storm was installed on the 280-plus acre site

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