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Green Piping Alternative Delivers Elementary Savings and Success


Project
Woodruff Elementary School, Potable Water
Products Used
Green Pipe®
Location / Date
Logan, UT
Spring 2008

Aquatherm Advantages

  • On materials alone, PP-R was $8,000 less than copper
  • School officials rested easier with a 10-year warranty
  • No need for insulation thanks to PP-R's natural R-value
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The Challenge

School officials sought a cost-saving alternative to copper, which was at an all-time-high price.


The Solution

Aquatherm delivered material and labor savings.


With copper prices sky-high, an experienced contractor turned to proven polypropylene-random piping as a superb potable water solution on a Logan, Utah elementary school expansion project.

Situated in northern Utah, the city of Logan is home to almost 50,000 residents and Utah State University. With the city's under-18 population growing, the Logan City School District found itself needing more elementary school capacity and ventured to expand Woodruff Elementary School in winter 2008.

The 50,000 square-foot building was originally built in 1984, and the expansion would grow the building by another 25,000 square feet. The expansion project was pretty straightforward and involved nothing overly challenging.

One relatively unique aspect of the project, however, was introduced by the plumbing contractor on the job, Carson Mechanical. Copper prices were at an all-time high, and the company's owner, Randy Godfrey, identified Woodruff as an ideal project on which to deploy Aquatherm, a copper alternative, for potable water.