Re: Photo: Loading Treated Water Pipe (1935)
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Not very long ago, probably in the 2000s, Boston dug up some rifle-drilled wooden pipes in the downtown area. They had been made from trees.
And as a side note ,one of my colleagues while I was working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts had a souvenir from a project where the original buried piping was being replaced. It was a small-bore (about an inch or so) water pipe that had been cast in a long clamshell form, with the concrete poured in around a greased pole, later removed from the end of the form before the concrete was completely cured
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If anyone on this list is a member of AWWA (American Water Works Association) or can find the AWWA Journal in a library, there might be a history of water distribution. AWWA was founded in 1881 so they were around for this. I'm not sure there ever was an AWWA standard for wooden stave pipe, at least I can't come up with one.