FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2010
THE NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE SELECTS CURAFLO® FOR $2.2 MILLION WATER INFRASTRUCTURE RESTORATION PROJECT
Proprietary System Proves Faster and Less Costly Than Traditional Repiping Methods
BEACHWOOD, OHIO – CuraFlo®, a leading provider of pipe restoration services for multi-tenant buildings and other commercial and institutional structures, was chosen by the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) in Roswell, New Mexico, to restore its campus’ potable water infrastructure with two of CuraFlo’s proprietary epoxy lining systems. The CuraFlo Engineered Flow Lining System® will be used for small diameter (1/2" to 4") pipes, and the CuraFlo Spincast System™ will be used for large pipes.
Established in 1891, NMMI is a 750,000 square-foot campus hosting a State-supported, nationally accredited, co-educational college preparatory military boarding high school and junior college. The campus-wide potable water infrastructure consists of mostly galvanized pipe which suffers from low water flow and pressure caused by tuberculation, a mineral scale build-up within the interior of the pipe.
Beginning at the end of June and taking a year to complete, the project will be broken up into three phases – in part to ensure the completion of work in residence halls during the summer months. The first phase will consist of restoring 3,000 linear feet of HVAC water lines and the hot and cold water supply lines of the campus’ barracks and infirmary. Lining will prevent future leaks and corrosion, minimize disruption to students, faculty, and administration, and ensure optimal water flow and quality for years to come.
“We have 750,000 square-feet of facilities here at the Institute, and the oldest structures date back to the late teens. As a result, there is a conglomeration of different pipe sizes and materials from different eras, and over the years, they have experienced degradation,” said David W. West, Vice President for Facilities, New Mexico Military Institute. “What we didn’t know was where the good pipes were, and where the bad ones were.
“We thought we’d have to tear into walls and rip piping out in order to determine that,” West added. “In the process of searching for alternatives, we came across CuraFlo and were intrigued by the notion that we wouldn’t have to remove pipes or displace residents from facilities. And, the overall cost of CuraFlo’s solution isn’t even a tenth of the cost of removing pipes from walls. Additionally, we were impressed by the company’s people, their approach, their past work, and the recommendation of their clients. The idea and the concept were validated, so collectively, the decision was a no-brainer.”
Funding for this $2.2 million water infrastructure restoration project is being provided by a State-issued bond, following two studies that found the campus’ water infrastructure in need of serious repair.
In addition to a full array of infrastructure rehabilitation services, CuraFlo’s epoxy pipe lining solutions are widely renowned for alleviating problems with deteriorating pipes and plumbing systems. In many instances, this proves a highly effective alternative to pipe replacement. In fact, pipes restored with CuraFlo’s epoxy lining can gain an additional service life of 30 to 50 years or more. CuraFlo’s epoxy lining can also be installed with little or no downtime. For more information about CuraFlo, or to speak with a CuraFlo professional about specific water infrastructure challenges, visit www.curaflo.com or call .
CuraFlo® is North America’s leading provider of pipe restoration services for apartment buildings and other multi-tenant residential, commercial, industrial and municipal structures. Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, the company offers comprehensive pipe restoration services through a network of franchisees. In 1996, CuraFlo became the first company in North America to provide epoxy pipe lining services in commercial and residential multi-tenant buildings. Since then, CuraFlo has lined more pipe than any other company in North America. For more information, visit www.curaflo.com or contact Skip Wolfe, Vice President of Sales & Marketing:
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