A new study from Utah State University’s Buried Structures Laboratory, led by Steven Folkman, author of “PVC Pipe Longevity Report: Affordability & the 100+ Year Benchmark Standard” says PVC pipe material can be expected to provide reliable service for at least 100 years. Experiments on [...]
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“As local, state and federal governments continue to make significant investments in improving our water infrastructure, it is important that agencies purchase the most effective and economical products. Some state and local agencies have outdated regulations that limit the types of products that can be procured, even if those products are not the best suited for a project. It is disconcerting that federal funds are used in some instances to buy these inferior and more costly products.
Alternative materials like plastic pipe can offer project savings in materials costs, labor and maintenance. Several U.S. cities have utilized this alternative material to ensure savings; up to 70 percent in the case of one California city. As our nation’s water infrastructure is rebuilt, new technologies and better materials should be considered.”
Mayors across the country are getting the word from one of their own that PVC is saving her city money and providing a more reliable water infrastructure for its residents.
Printed in the March 2011 issue of U.S. Mayor, an article written by Pleasanton, Calif., Mayor [...]
Plastic pipe lends itself to a wide range of innovative and cost-saving installation methods.
Horizontal directional drilling- is a trenchless method of installing underground pipes, by using a surface drill that horizontally inserts the pipe into place. This process poses minimal impact to the [...]
Plastic pipe exceeds iron pipe in durability, longevity and performance. Independent studies by the American Water Works Association Research Foundation and the Plastics Pipe Institute show PVC and PE , respectively last longer than 100 years.
Not so with iron pipe. The National Research Council of [...]
University of California, Davis
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Excerpts from, Lifecycle Cost and Performance of Plastic Pipelines in Modern Water Infrastructure
Ease and Cost of Installation
Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) method offers significant costs savings. Plastic pipe makes up 66.8% of all pipe materials used [...]
Tennessee Technological University
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Excerpts from, The Advantages of Plastic Pipe in a Modern Infrastructure
The difference in cost between plastic and steel is staggering. The amount of money that would be saved, considering installation alone, would amount to $2.8 [...]