Potable water among just a few other necessary elements (sun, shelter, food) is the primary need of humans on this planet. Without clean water to drink, we are unable to sustain human life. With that in mind, water delivery systems surely are one of the most important investments we can make in our homes and our cities. With limited resources, it is imperative that the investments we make in our water delivery systems are not only the longest lasting, but also provide the best return on investment on the tax dollars being used to build and maintain them.
Materials such as concrete and steel have proven to be less than ideal for the longevity needed in municipal water delivery systems. In particular, resistance to chlorine and chloramines needed to ensure water safety. Of course there are alternatives to these materials such as Polyethylene Pipe that are proving to provide a much better alternative.
Don’t take it from us though. Instead we direct you to an independent study recently completed by Jana Laboratories titled “Impact of Potable Water Disinfectants on PE Pipe“. In the report, Jana conducts case studies on four separate water utilities throughout the United States in conjunction with models developed to project performance at their operating conditions. They found that in each case the performance projections are well in excess of 100 years!
This report helps to validate what we here at High Country Fusion have been advocating for well over a decade now. Polyethylene Pipe is truly the best material for potable water applications. It lasts longer, its better for the environment, and it provides a better investment overall for individuals and the communities they live in. We hope you enjoy reading the report as much as we did.