Pipe, PVC

Ultraliner PVC Alloy Pipeliner is the perfect pipeline rehabilitation solution for gravity and low pressure wastewater or storm sewers and culverts.

According to an article distributed on the PVC Pipe Association website, each year, more than 300,000 water main breaks occur throughout North America – or some 850 every day – mainly as a result of the continued use of corrosion-prone iron piping in the nation's water systems. Moreover, according to a congressional study, corrosion costs U.S. drinking water and wastewater systems over $50.7 billion annually or more than $1 trillion dollars over the next 20 years.

Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association is encouraging its more than 9,000 Facebook followers to shoot pictures of water main breaks or repairs in their local communities and submit them as contest entries to win an iPad.

Ideal for the telecommunications and electrical utility industry, the Certa-Com Trenchless PVC product line has been expanded to include an 8-inch diameter SCH80 restrained-joint PVC pipe.

The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) has added two new online software aids to assist in the design and installation of polyethylene (PE) pipe.

CertainTeed’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe plant in Lodi, Calif., was honored by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CA OSHA) through its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). CertainTeed is the 51st company in California to be given this award.

“Quick and quiet,” is how John Riera, Water Resources manager for St. Petersburg, FL, describes a recent pipe bursting project using fused PVC piping in a residential area of his city. “Homeowners appreciated the speed and minimal disruption of the project,” he says. “We didn’t have a single complaint.”

Compiled by Traci Read, Senior Editor

The 2009 Pipe Selection Guide is now available for download!

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

National Liner LLC has introduced a trenchless rehabilitation lining process that uses see-through PVC panels to rehabilitate circular pipes, box culverts and structures of other shapes.

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