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Water Main Break Data

A study by the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada reported that the average break rate per 100 miles of pipe for ductile iron is 15.87. PVC exhibited only 1.17 breaks per 100 miles of pipe. The NRC report shows that ductile iron pipe breaks 13.57 times more...

Comprehensive Study

Water Main Break Rates in the USA and Canada Utah State University, Buried Structures Laboratory Major Findings: PVC pipe has the lowest overall failure rate when compared to cast iron, ductile iron, steel and asbestos cement pipes; Corrosion is a major cause of water...

Transparent EPD

Assessing the Transparency and Reliability of Environmental Product Declarations for Underground Piping Find out how to objectively evaluate sustainability and environmental claims for underground infrastructure. Click here for technical paper.