Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association Responds to NOVA Flint Documentary

GOLDEN, Colo., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) issued the following response to PBS's NOVA documentary "Poisoned Water." The statement may be attributed to DIPRA President Patrick Hogan.

"Yesterday evening, PBS shone the light on what really happened during Flint's water crisis: cost saving measures that took control out of the hands of the local water professionals, public officials not fulfilling their duties, and poor service lines caused a tragic chain reaction throughout the city. Dr. Marc Edwards, his team of students, and - most especially - the citizens of Flint should all be commended for their steadfast research, unwavering commitment to a safe community, and for their relentless pursuit in holding public officials accountable for their actions."

Founded in 1915, the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) promotes the superior qualities of iron pipe and also provides a variety of technical brochures and publications, representation on standards-making committees, technical research on a variety of applications-based topics such as corrosion control and design of Ductile Iron Pipe, and personal technical service through its regional engineer program.

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