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  • July 29, 2017
    East Village Magazine
    Pipe replacement crews dig in: “This is personal”
    For Flint, resident Joe Parks, field manager of Goyette Mechanical, installing new copper service lines is more than a job – it’s a way for him to give safe drinking water back to his community. The city’s goal is to replace a total of 6,000 lines with copper by November.
    June 2017
    Plumbing Engineer
    A Fight over Plastic Pipe in Michigan
    CDA’s Andrew Kireta discusses Michigan Senate Bill 157, “Public Works Quality Material Procurement Act” and its impact on Flint using copper to replace its lead service lines.
    May 18, 2017
    Plumbing Engineer
    Flint Water Infrastructure Summit
    Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder were the co-chairs for the Flint Water Infrastructure Summit, where they revealed Flint would be using copper pipes to replace their lead service lines in a three-year replacement program.
    April 3, 2017
    Revitalization Through Copper Pipes
    CDA’s Andrew Kireta discusses homeowners and municipalities around the United States replacing their lead service lines with copper and how copper compares to plastic when replacing lead pipes.
    March 7, 2017
    Flint: ‘All Clear’ for Drinking Water Years Away
    Flint mayor Karen Weaver and retired Brig. Gen. Michael McDaniel told reporters an “all clear” to the drinking water crisis in Flint is still about two years away.  The Copper Development Association helped Flint acquire copper pipes, which should help speed up the process.
    March 7, 2017
    Michigan Radio
    Experts Meet on Water Infrastructure Issues in Flint
    The Copper Development Association helped Flint, Michigan secure 200,000 feet of copper piping to replace their 20,000 lead service lines.   
    March 2017
    Mechanical Hub logo
    Flint Selects Copper to Help Solve Water Crisis
    Flint, Michigan announced it was choosing copper pipes to replace the City’s lead service lines and finally end its drinking water infrastructure crisis.
    March 2017
    PHC News
    CDA Helps Flint with Copper, But Plastic Pipe Is Also Under Consideration
    The Copper Development Association helped Flint, Michigan save almost $1 million for the next start of their FAST Start program, which will replace the city’s lead service lines with copper pipe.
    March 2017
    PHC News
    Flint Selects Copper Piping to Solve Drinking Water Infrastructure Crisis
    At the Flint Water Infrastructure Summit, the city of Flint announced it chose copper to replace the city’s lead service lines and begin the next phase of their FAST pipe replacement program.
    March 2017
    Wholesaler
    Flint Selects Copper Piping to Solve Drinking Water Infrastructure Crisis
    The city of Flint announced copper pipes were chosen to replace the city’s lead service lines at the Flint Water Infrastructure Summit.
    September 2016
    PME logo
    A Lurking Problem: Copper Can Be a Reliable Replacement for Lead Service Lines 
    CDA highlights the benefits of copper piping for water service replacements over alternative materials, and the steps to ensure a quality installation.
    September 7, 2016
    Contractor Magazine logo
    Water Infrastructure Crisis Could Be a Windfall for Plumbers
    CDA’s Andy Kireta Jr. was interviewed for an article about the nation’s deteriorating piping infrastructure and provided information about the benefits of using copper for lead service line replacements.
    September 22, 2016
    AMM logo
    Copper Group Urges Replacement of Lead Pipes
    This article highlights CDA support for funding through the passing of WRDA bill that will go towards improvements to underground water infrastructures, including lead service line replacement programs and other methods of lead reduction in community water systems.
    September 22, 2016
    Mechanical Hub logo
    CDA Commends Senate Approval of WRDA
    This article highlights CDA commending the Senate’s approval of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill for underground water infrastructures.
    July 14, 2016
    Michigan Radio
    Do You Have Lead in Your Pipes and Faucets? Here's How You Can Find Out
    CDA’s Andy Kireta Jr. was quoted in a radio segment titled, “Do you have lead in your pipes and faucets? Here’s how you can find out.” Kireta discusses the benefits of lead in brass alloys as it relates to the manufacturing process and improving the reliability of the valves, as well as lead-free replacement brass alloys that are currently available. 

Press Releases

  • March 10, 2017
    Flint Selects Copper Piping to Solve Drinking Water Infrastructure Crisis
    Mayor Karen Weaver and FAST Start Coordinator Michael C. McDaniel told hundreds of participants attending the Flint Water Infrastructure Summit that copper pipe will be used to replace the City of Flint’s entire lead and lead-tainted galvanized iron service lines.
    November 15, 2016
    Copper Development Association Commends Senate Approval of WRDA
    CDA supports the Senate’s bi-partisan vote in favor of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) reauthorization – a much needed piece of legislation that includes provisions to begin addressing failing water infrastructure needs throughout the US., including lead service line replacement programs and other methods of lead reduction in community water systems.
    September 19, 2016
    Copper Development Association Commends Senate Approval of WRDA
    The Copper Development Association (CDA) supports WRDA bill approved by Senate, which provides necessary funding to ensure safe drinking water as well as improvements to the nation’s failing infrastructure.