LAKE ZURICH, Ill. — Denver Water has received the Steel Water Pipe Century Club award from the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association, in recognition of the reliability of Conduit 40, a 24-inch diameter steel pipe installed in 1911, according to a press release. 

A recognition plaque was presented to the Denver Board of Water Commissioners at Denver Water’s board meeting on June 12.

“Our Steel Water Pipe Century Club award is presented to utility management whose steel water pipe or pipeline has been in continuous service in the water delivery infrastructure for more than 100 years,” said Wayne Geyer, executive vice president of STI/SPFA.

“We’re proud to receive this recognition for our Conduit 40,” said John Bambei, chief of engineering for Denver Water. “This 2,500-foot section of water pipe was built in 1911, on Clarkson Street between Yale Avenue and Iliff Avenue. Like all infrastructure, this pipe has required some maintenance from time to time, but it has served us well the entire time it’s been in service.”

Read the entire press release here.