IRVING, Texas  – A new step-by-step instruction document for the pipe bursting installation of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) PE 4710 pipe has been approved and published by the Municipal Advisory Board – MAB. The MAB Guidelines for PE 4710 Pipe Bursting of Potable Water Mains (MAB-5-2019) is available free of charge by clicking on this direct link:

MAB serves as an independent, non-commercial adviser to the Municipal & Industrial Division of the Plastics Pipe Institute.

The new MAB guideline is for static pipe bursting to replace potable water mains using HDPE piping systems that conform to AWWA standards. The document includes multiple sections such as pro-forma text for project submittals, minimum contractor qualifications, planning tips, installation details and more to provide an efficient, leak-free project.

MAB-5-2019 can be adopted in conjunction with the MAB Model Specifications for PE 4710 Buried Potable Water Service, Distribution and Transmission Pipes and Fittings, or modified by the specifier to fit the project. These guidelines are for use by utilities while developing project specifications and can also be utilized for sewer force main replacement.

For additional information, go to the Plastics Pipe Institute’s website at: