Viega announced it will help with rebuilding efforts for the town of Greensburg, Kan., by donating a MANABLOC® homerun water distribution system for every affected home. In May 2007, Greensburg was devastated by an EF-5 tornado. The town as since committed to rebuilding “green” through a GreenTown Initiative.

Residents who sustained losses in Greensburg and Kiowa County can sign up for a free MANABLOC system at the Green Sustainability Visitor Center in Greensburg.

The Viega donation of $300,000 worth of plumbing products to tornado-ravaged Kiowa County residents will supply hot and cold water for a typical 1,200 square-foot home. The entire package includes:
  • A 24-port ViegaPEX Press MANABLOC
  • 1/2-, 3/8- and 3/4-inch ViegaPEX tubing (in red and blue)
  • All the Viega fittings required to make the system operate
To further solidify Viega’s commitment to rebuilding Greensburg, Viega District Manager Darin Barnes, and Viega Director of Training Mark Parent traveled to Greensburg Oct. 8 to give a hands-on MANABLOC presentation to plumbers and contractors helping rebuild the city. The 12 plumbing installers who attended the training will have a better understanding how the MANABLOC operates, proper installation techniques and what makes the system green. 

“We can all learn from the people of Greensburg,” said Schmierer. “It makes me proud to help rebuild a town that will serve as a symbol of what sustainable living in our country can look like when we all work together.”