On August 23rd, County Materials’ Roberts, WI reinforced concrete pipe facility hosted six members of Washington County’s Public Works office for a plant tour in recognition of National Concrete Pipe Week.
Washington County, MN sits between the Twin Cities metro area and the Wisconsin border. The county of 250,000 people includes the communities of Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Lake Elmo, and Still Water. With the county having 684 lakes and sitting between the confluences of the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers, storm water management is a major factor in keeping these communities running. Engineers in the Washington County Public Works department play an important role in the decision-making process for local infrastructure, which is why industry tours and education is a crucial effort during National Concrete Pipe week.
Unlike, plastic pipe, concrete pipe has a long service life and is proven as an inherently strong material for storm water management. Additionally, precast concrete pipe is rigid, provides structural stability, and is tested to meet industry standards. County Materials and the concrete pipe industry strongly advocates the importance of concrete pipe in building cost effective storm water systems in American communities to local, state and national officials. County Materials supports this effort by hosting frequent educational tours for engineering professionals, public leaders, and students.
National Concrete Pipe week was created to recognize the vital role reinforced concrete pipe plays in communities across the nation. Storm water management systems built with reinforced concrete pipe are an integral part of community infrastructure. County Materials supported National Concrete Pipe week by sharing industry appreciation with customers and industry partners, as well as hosting plant tours across the company’s many locations for elected officials and industry professionals.