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Hobas Pipe: The Leader in Fiberglass-Reinforced Pipe

Made in America, Built for Life.

Hobas Pipe manufactures tough, lightweight and inherently corrosion resistant, leakfree fiberglass reinforced polymer mortar (FRPM) pipe systems.  Our sustainable, precision construction delivers high quality, hydraulically efficient flow and long-life pipe.  Our pipe has the longest design life in the pipe industry – 150+ years.

US Water and Wastewater Market

Our US water and wastewater infrastructure is showing signs of wear, at an average of 75 years into a 50 year designed life span and quickly flowing well beyond its expiration date.  There’s never been a better time for municipalities to expand and upgrade for their communities.  

The Challenge Facing Municipalities Today

The state of water and wastewater infrastructure in the United States has been a pressing concern.

  1. Underinvestment: The nation has chronically underinvested in water infrastructure for too long. Aging systems, including drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities, are nearing the end of their design lives (typically 75-100 years)
  2. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: The recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law represents a significant step forward. It allocates more than $50 billion to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for improving drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure. This investment is the largest ever made by the federal government in water infrastructure.
  3. Drinking Water Improvements:
    • Safe Drinking Water: The law allocates $11.7 billion to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF).
    • Lead Service Line Replacement: An additional $15 billion goes to the Drinking Water SRF specifically for lead service line replacement.
    • Emerging Contaminants: $4 billion is earmarked for the Drinking Water SRF to address emerging contaminants.
    • WIIN Grants: $5 billion supports Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Grants to tackle emerging contaminants.
  4. Clean Water Enhancements:
    • Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF): Receives $11.7 billion.
    • Emerging Contaminants: An additional $1 billion is allocated to the Clean Water SRF for addressing emerging contaminants.
    • National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for PFAS – On April 10, 2024, U.S. EPA announced the final per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) maximum contaminant levels (MCL) rule for drinking water. In this rule, U.S. EPA establishes MCLs for the five PFAS compounds listed: 4.0 parts per trillion for PFOA and PFOS; and 10 parts per trillion for PFNA, PFHxS, and HFPO-DA (Gen X).

Investment In Infrastructure Projects Today

Today the US is investing over $55 billion in water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure through the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for updates to our aging infrastructure; yet only 5% or $3 billion has been awarded to projects and communities as of February 2024 [Source:, Bluefield Research].  

Our municipal partners know the investment today in community infrastructure with a commitment to design and materials that ensure longevity, sustainability, integrity and quality has never been more critical.  It’s important now more than ever not to simply fill the growing cracks, but to replace and upgrade community infrastructure systems that are essential for our expanding and thriving communities.  It’s important now to build a lasting and sustainable system for future generations.

ASCE’s 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure graded drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater infrastructure as C-, D, and D+, respectively. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified that the United States (U.S.) needs over $743 billion for water, wastewater, and stormwater system enhancement and restoration.

The Answer: Hobas Pipe Commitment to Water Access and Quality

Hobas Pipe currently has over 18 million feet across the US supporting water and wastewater infrastructure in communities coast to coast.  Hobas pipe meets and exceeds the standards for the water and sewer industries.  

  1. Non-Pressure Sanitary Sewers:
  2. Sewer Force Mains & Industrial Effluents:
  3. Pressure Water Systems:

Additionally, Hobas Pipe holds certifications such as:

Hobas Pipe: The Answer to Innovation in Water Pipes

Water pipes have been in use since 4,000 BCE. However, no pipe can last forever. 

Over the years, various materials and solutions have been tested to create pipes that are long-lasting, durable, and sustainable but many have fallen short. 

Hobas Pipe is dedicated to improving America’s water infrastructure with their Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer Mortar (FRPM), a material built with longevity and sustainability in mind. 

Hobas Pipe and the new PFAS regulations

Hobas Pipe USA’s pipes are evaluated in accordance with NSF Standard 61, which includes an exhaustive study of chemicals that could potentially leach from a pipe when exposed to water. No PFAS was detected during the analysis. There is absolutely no concern with these chemicals in Hobas products according to Kimberly Paggioli, PE, Vice President Engineering.

Because Water is Life. Hobas Pipe.

Our specialty is critical wet infrastructure, which is the lifeblood of our communities. Without water or waste removal there is literally no civilization. Municipalities, engineers and communities rely on our long-life, corrosion resistant pipe.      

Hobas Pipe is not new to supporting wet infrastructure with over three decades as a trusted manufacturer of fiberglass pipe and fitting systems for private and public municipalities. With over 18 million feet of leak-free pipe which could span over 40,000 football fields–that’s a lot of football fields and a lot of pipe!  

Hobas Performance And Sustainability

Hobas Pipe systems are designed and tested for more than 150 year+ lifespan, leak-free joints, innovative restraining systems for pressure and corrosion free performance. All of this translates to a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for our customers and their communities.  

Investing in Hobas Pipe adds up to a long-term return and big savings.

  • Energy Savings: Hobas hydraulically efficient pipe saves energy in pumping costs
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs: no need for cathodic protection or coatings
  • Lower transportation Costs: lightweight design 
  • Low Carbon Footprint: Hobas Pipe is committed to having the lowest carbon footprint

To learn more about why innovation in pipe infrastructure is more important today than ever, view our infographic, read the history on the water pipe.

Municipalities are realizing short and long-term savings with investment in Hobas Pipe for their water projects.

Recent Wins in long-term return and big savings

City of St. Cloud, Minnesota

“Selection of an alternative material is estimated to reduce total project costs
by $4,000,000.” -City of St. Cloud

East Columbia Basin Irrigation

Hobas Pipe was selected in part on the basis of an estimated savings of $200,000

City of Thornton: Thornton Water Project Segment A Phase 1

Hobas Pipe was selected in part on the basis of a short-term savings of $9,000,000.

Trust Hobas Pipe with your water and sewer projects.

  • Built and tested to over 150+ life span
  • Leak free joints
  • High performance coupling easy assembly
  • LIght weight lower transportation costs, smaller carbon footprint
  • Consistent OD
  • Excellent long term hydraulics C-155
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Lower pumping costs due to smooth interior, less resistance
  • No need for cathodic protection or coatings

Production Expansion

We have expanded our production capacity to meet today’s growing infrastructure needs with an expanded capacity and delivering vital pipe and fitting systems to infrastructure projects around the US every day.

Today we celebrate over 18 million feet in the ground, and the capacity to produce more to meet the infrastructure needs of tomorrow.

A Future with Hobas Pipe

Generations from now will appreciate creating a sustainable, long-lasting, leak-free piping infrastructure in the US.  Municipalities from small growing communities to large bustling ones are on the front lines of scoping, designing and implementing infrastructure for the future.  Hobas Pipe teams with municipalities across the country to ensure that the water and sewer piping infrastructure is built to last, and built for life.  

Because Water is Life. Hobas Pipe.

Providing peace of mind for future generations through safe, reliable, green infrastructure that can save millions of dollars over its useful life. 

Hobas Pipe manufactures tough, lightweight and inherently corrosion resistant fiberglass reinforced polymer mortar (FRPM) pipe.  Our sustainable, precision construction delivers high quality. Smooth flow and long-life pipe.  Our pipe has the longest design life in the pipe industry – 150+ years.

To learn about Hobas Pipe and your next project, schedule a Lunch-n-Learn.

Go here to learn more about our sustainability and environmental commitment.