PVC pipes are chosen for water supply because their smooth bore allows high flow rates. They are corrosion resistant and easy to handle, transport and install. All provide excellent performance and offer extended, trouble free service life.
Considering their relative low weight, PVC pipes are strong and durable. This makes this material suitable for all types of long-term applications, including domestic water, sewerage, stormwater and deep underground piping systems.
Escalating deterioration of water and sewer systems due to corrosion, leaks and breaks in old-technology pipe materials threaten our ability to provide safe drinking water and essential sanitation services both today and in future generations. PVC pipe have a wide range of benefits over alternative pipes for any water projects.
Five Reasons to Use PVC Pipes for Water Projects
PVC pipe manufacturing is extremely efficient, with virtually 100% of the compound being used during the production of PVC and its conversion into finished products.
It takes four times less energy to make than concrete pipe, and half that used for iron pipe. (www.uni-bell.org/sustainable_cities.html)
PVC pipes ultra-smooth surface reduces pumping costs, and its leak-free joints eliminate water loss – which can be up to 40 per cent in some old technology piping networks.
Higher quality Water
Unlike pipes made from traditional materials, the exceptionally smooth walls of PVC pipes make it extremely difficult for sediment to accumulate.
Bacteria and other particles have virtually no chance to attach themselves to the pipes inner walls - a major advantage for sewer pipe systems, which often need to transport waste water containing significant quantities of sediments.
There is significant cost savings to using PVC pipes, even more so when installation, low breakage rates and life cycle costs are taken into consideration.
The longevity of the pipes also means the pipes function more efficiently, reducing maintenance and ongoing work to the pipe making it more affordable over time. Use our PVC Calculator to see how much you can save on your next project
Proven longevity in service
PVC Pipes have a proven performance record of over 50 years in Australia, while overseas studies show the life expectancy of PVC pipes to be over 110 years