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UNI-PUB-10: WHEN PERFORMANCE COUNTS | PVC PIPE, SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE IN CRITICAL SYSTEMS

This technical publication, "When Performance Counts," reviews the benefits of PVC for buried water applications.

UNI-PUB-14: INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULARLY ORIENTED POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVCO) PIPE

Molecularly Oriented PVC Pipe — PVCO: light-weight, thinner-walled alternative with the same pressure capacity as thicker-walled PVC pipe.

UNI-PUB-19: THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF PVC PIPE

Health, safety, and the environment: PVC pipe’s performance is outstanding across the board.

AWWARF LOOKS AT PVC PIPES' LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE

PVC has been independently evaluated in a study “Long-Term Performance Prediction for PVC Pipe,” Report #2879 by the Water Research Foundation - formerly AwwaRF. The study concluded that PVC pipe can be expected to last over 100 years.

EVALUATING LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENTS FOR UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURE

Sustainable Solutions Corporation (SSC) paper on the importance of using transparent and verifiable standards when determining the environmental impacts of a pipe product. No other pipe material has disclosed environmental impact to as transparent and regulated a degree as the PVC pipe industry.

WATER QUALITY

Water professionals are well aware of PVC's ability to maintain the water quality in their distribution network, as are those responsible for the animals in our nation's aquariums. The experts at Newport Aquarium discuss their preference for using PVC in their water piping systems. The article's title is "When Water Quality Matters, PVC Delivers."

WHAT UTILITIES SAY ABOUT PVC

Independent AWWA Research Foundation study confirms over 150 utilities praise the performance of PVC pipe performance.