The grooved piping system has been around for over 80 years, providing the most versatile, economical and reliable piping system available. It is easier, faster and safer to install than normal welding, threading or flanging pipes resulting in lower installation and labor costs.
The standards for the grooved pipes were established in 1978 by American Water Works Association (AWWA) and codified as ANSI/AWWA C-606. There are four basic components in the system:
- The Grooved Pipes
- The Couplings
- The Rubber Gasket
- The Bolts/Nuts