About Us


Our mission is to promote use of longer-life, lower-maintenance, corrosion-proof PVC pipe in water and wastewater systems – for real sustainability, strength and long-term asset management.


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The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association was founded in 1971 as a non-profit organization and is the authoritative source of information on PVC water, sewer, and reclaimed water pipe and serves the engineering, regulatory, public health and stan­dardization communities.

Introduced in North America in 1951, corrosion-proof PVC piping offers a superior, proven and truly sustainable solution for underground infrastructure, helping municipalities spend smarter and giving taxpayers the best return on their dollar.

Uni-Bell staff provide users with information on the design and application of gasketed-joint PVC pipe. We also produce technical publications and recommend standards recognized throughout the world.

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Moreover, research sponsored by Uni-Bell in the areas of buried pipe deflection, durability, direct tapping, cyclic surge performance, etc., has demonstrated PVC’s versatility, ease of installation and maintenance, as well as its unsurpassed durability.

The PVC pipe industry contributes in excess of $14 billion annually to the US economy and supports over 25,000 jobs. With over two million miles in service, PVC pipe is the product of choice for buried water, sewer, drainage and irrigation infrastructure.