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Utah State University Study Praises PVC Pipe

  • 2 June 2014
  • networx

A new study released by the Utah State University Buried Structures Laboratory praises PVC pipe and confirms it as a sustainable pipe material with a longevity in excess of 100 years.  The research laboratory examines previous pipe excavations, testing, and life cycle analysis and has significantly contributed to water and wastewater research internationally for over 50 years.

 The data confirms that PVC pipe is affordable, has the lowest rate of water main breaks of all pipe materials examined (ductile iron, cast iron, steel, concrete, and asbestos cement), and offers the highest degree of resilience to freezing conditions. 

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