JM Eagle, the world’s largest manufacturer of plastic pipe, has announced that it is issuing an unprecedented 50-year warranty against manufacturing defects for its pipe products. This warranty is a significant first step toward rebuilding the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

JM Eagle’s warranty will cover the company’s high-performance polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and high-density polyethylene (PE) pipe used in water transmission and distribution lines, as well as forced sewer mains. The warranty will take effect immediately for all new sales of pipe certified to American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards produced by JM Eagle.  

“JM Eagle’s new warranty program sets a new industry standard for quality assurance,” says JM Eagle vice president of operations Dave Slawson. “This warranty will give our customers, and most importantly, taxpayers peace of mind about the integrity of our company and products.”

Additionally, the warranty will retroactively cover plastic pipe products manufactured by JM Eagle and its predecessor J-M Manufacturing since original inception for all new pipe failures. No other pipe manufacturer has matched this claim.

The company’s line of pipe products is certified by independent agencies, including Underwriters Laboratories and NSF International. JM Eagle’s plants and pipes are subjected to unannounced inspections and random testing by these agencies and others to ensure the quality of the products.

“As many municipalities set out to repair their aging infrastructures with economic stimulus funds, they can take comfort in the fact that an investment into JM Eagle’s pipe is one they will not have to repeat for at least another generation,” says Slawson. “This 50-year warranty verifies what we’ve been doing all along. JM Eagle stands by the quality of its products, only now it’s on paper.”