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ASTM C655 – Standard Specification for Reinforced Concrete D-Load Culvert, Storm Drain, and Sewer Pipe


This specification covers reinforced concrete pipe designed for specific D-loads and intended to be used for the conveyance of sewage, industrial wastes, and storm water and for the construction of culverts.

This specification is the inch-pound companion to Specification C655M; therefore, no SI equivalents are presented in this specification. Reinforced concrete pipe that conform to the requirements of C655M are acceptable under this Specification C655 unless prohibited by the Owner.


concrete pipe – reinforced; culvert; D load; sewer pipe; storm drains; three edge bearing strength