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Over 70 Years of Innovation for Water Well Products Adapted from Information by Merrill Manufacturing Founded in 1949, by Noel Merrill Anderson, Merrill Manufacturing Company in Storm Lake, Iowa, has been a leader in the water well industry for over 70 years. The company began with its flagship product, the AnyFlow ® yard hydrant, which is still considered one of the best built hydrants in the industry. Over the years, the company has expanded its line of products as well as their manufacturing plants and facilities. From yard hydrants, tank tees, splice kits, and insert fittings, to wire connectors, controls switches, and well caps, Merrill has a complete line of water well accessories to make finishing the job easier. The company’s product line also includes a wide variety of stainless steel ball valves and no-lead brass ball valves with insert barbs included. The stainless steel ball valves have a full port thru insert barb ends and a chrome-plated ball with Teflon seals and are constructed of high-quality 304 stainless steel. These valves are insert barb by insert b a r b f o r P E (polyethylene) pipe and are available in ¾-, 1-, or 1¼-inch, f ea t u r i ng an adjust flow or positive shutoff. The com- pany’s no-lead brass ball valves also have a full port thru insert barb ends and a chrome-plated ball with Teflon seals. These ball valves are insert barb by insert barb for PE pipe with ¾-, 1-, or 1¼-inch sizes available. They also have an adjust flow or positive shutoff. The no-lead brass ball valves have a maximum temperature rating of 212ºF (100ºC). Merrill Manufacturing Co. is always looking into the future and will soon be offering these products as a curb stop type of valve with an adjustable PVC riser pipe for a wide range of bury depths and easy finished grade changes. The company came to life in Noel’s one- car garage in Clive, Iowa. He moved the company to Storm Lake in 1957. Noel’s many innovations included pitless adapter units which were introduced in 1959. WTR 15 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® SEPTEMBER 2020

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