Graphics Products releases new U.S. Wastewater Treatment Pipe Marking Guide

Dec. 31, 2012
Responding to the challenge of color standards in wastewater treatment plant pipe marking, Graphic Products, Inc., has published the Wastewater Treatment Pipe Marking Guide.

Portland, OR, Dec. 31, 2012 -- Communities as disparate as urban Weymouth, Massachusetts and agriculturally-rich Escondido, California, deal with a number of wastewater system issues, including repairing 100-plus year old pipes, water shortages and public health concerns. All need to minimize leaks and overall system performance as budgets tighten.

Responding to the challenge of color standards in wastewater treatment plant pipe marking, Graphic Products, Inc., has published the Wastewater Treatment Pipe Marking Guide, available free of charge, to help plant workers with suggested standards and placement. Both pipe-marking labels and tags are of critical importance in identifying the thousands of miles of pipes, their contents, diameter and directional flow.

“Given our 40-plus-year history in the industrial arena, we’ve cultivated an expertise in pipe marking, industrial labeling systems and labeling supplies designed to endure the most demanding industrial, plant and facility environments,” said Steve Stephenson, chief marketing officer at Graphic Products, which manufactures DuraLabel thermal transfer printers and supplies used for commercial labeling jobs. “The new Wastewater Treatment Pipe Marking Guide provides a quick reference for installing and replacing pipes.”

Because many substances are used for water treatment, a standardized pipe marker color-coding system is critical and timely, given these facts:

  • Wastewater facilities are at risk from floods—similar to what happened recently on the East Coast during Superstorm Sandy.
  • An estimated 20,000 publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) provide wastewater collection, treatment and disposal to about 200 million people in the U.S., according to a 2008 EPA survey.
  • Wastewater infrastructure—including collection systems—is subject to deterioration, repair and replacement. Rather than investing in costly new wastewater treatment systems, public works departments are focusing on maintaining facilities.

The Wastewater Treatment Pipe Marking Guide can be downloaded from the Graphic Products website. Also available on the website are thermal transfer printers that can print pipe markers, and pipe marking supplies designed to withstand harsh chemical exposure temperature differentials between 300 degrees Fahrenheit and sub-freezing temperatures. The company also manufactures wide-format labeling systems for the high-visibility identification needed on pipes as large as 12 feet in diameter.

To underscore its commitment to industrial safety and operational efficiency, Graphic Products provides a growing selection of free published articles, best practice guides, handbooks, webinars, blogs and informational videos.


About Graphic Products

Graphic Products, Inc. manufactures DuraLabel mobile and wide-format labeling systems used by manufacturers, international shipping lines, distribution centers, mining operations and oil refineries worldwide. The company offers more than 50 unique labeling supplies for virtually any industrial demand. Customers include, Boeing, Intel and Toyota.

To order the guide, fill out the form at h ttp://

For more information, visit, call 800-788-5572 or email Jack Rubinger at [email protected].

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