JMM Brings Clean Water To Small Village In Honduras
Generous Pipe Donation Means A Community No Longer Has To Ration Water
Livingston, NJ - November 15, 2005 - J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc. (JMM), the largest producer of plastic pipe in the world, has donated 45,600 feet of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipe needed to construct an 8.5 mile pipeline, intended to bring clean water to Santa Cruz, a small village in Honduras. Currently, the community of Santa Cruz has an insufficient supply of fresh water, causing diseases associated with water contamination to develop among children and the elderly. In addition, the villagers are forced to ration their water during the dry season, in order to compensate for the depleted supply.
Construction of the pipeline commenced in October 2005 by bringing fresh water from a mountain spring to a 50,000 gallon holding tank that brings the 5,000 people of Santa Cruz an ample supply of clean drinking water. Completion of the pipeline project is anticipated by the summer of 2006.
J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc. was formed in 1982 with the acquisition of eight pipe manufacturing facilities. Today, the company operates 14 manufacturing plants across the United States, with headquarters in Livingston, New Jersey. JMM produces water, sewer, solvent weld, electrical conduit, ABS and polyethylene pipe in diameters ranging from 1⁄2’’ to 48” for PVC and 1⁄2’’ to 63” in HDPE. JMM is dedicated to developing the plastic pipe market by offering superior products, unparalleled quality, and ensuring that its business makes a positive contribution to the environment, the communities it serves, its customers, and employees.
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