Improving Sustainability and Environmental Impact

Wood poles are not only more prone to catastrophic damage, they can also be harmful to the environment.

Why are wood poles a concern?

Certain treatments used with traditional wood poles can be damaging to the environment. Wood poles are frequently treated with pentachlorophenol, which can leach into the ground water and affect public safety.


What makes McWane Poles different?

Ductile iron poles from McWane do not leach harmful chemicals, and they require little to no maintenance. McWane’s ceramic-epoxy embedment coating and ductile iron pole material are certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) to be safe for use in contact with potable water sources. McWane Poles have been used for projects where poles are placed near well water for this reason.


How do McWane Poles improve sustainability?

Sustainability and environmental safety are our highest priorities. McWane Poles are made of over 96 percent recycled material and are 100 percent recyclable. Further, our Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) management system allows us to manufacture our products in an environmentally-compliant and -friendly way and to provide communities with a foundation for life with clean, safe, and dependable drinking water.

At McWane Poles, we not only focus on today’s community, our goal is to protect the environment and our people for today and tomorrow. For more information or questions, please contact us.