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Comparison of water pipe failure rates in usa and canada

PVC has the lowest water main break rate of all pipe materials in North America.

Independent study sings the Praises of PVC Water Pipe

This article summarizes the findings of an AWWA Research Foundation survey of water utilities in the early 1990's of PVC pipe's performance.

Parallel Installation highlights differences in material selection

A PVC Pipe News article giving a contractor's perspective on installing different pipe materials.

PVC vs. DI PRESSURE PIPE: OCCASIONAL SURGE

Using constant flow volume to calculate occasional surge pressures, PVC outperforms DI pipe.

PVC vs. DUCTILE IRON (DI) Pressure Pipe For Water Mains

A comparison based on 60 years of waterworks experience... In reaction to their loss of market share, the DI industry has focused on raising concerns about PVC as the pipe of choice. We thought it was time to review this old list of competitive claims.

 

PVC VS. FIBERGLASS FOR GRAVITY SEWERS

Discussion on similarities between flexible PVC and fiberglass. 

PVC VS. Hdpe pressure PIPE: OCCASIONAL SURGE

Using constant flow volume to calculate occasional surge pressures, PVC outperforms HDPE pipe.

PVC VS. POLYPROPYLENE (PP) SEWER PIPE

The recent introduction of PP into the sanitary sewer market should be cause for concern to wastewater utilities. 

Trenchless Technology magazine survey in the 2010 Pipe Materials Guide

Shows that for trenchless applications PVC is by far the most widely used pipe, with the longest life cycle and is easiest to maintain or rehab (see pages 8-11).

 

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