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2018 Watermain Break Study from Utah State University that shows PVC performs best

Watermain Break Study: PVC has the lowest break rates

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By —— Bio and Archives May 14, 2018

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Dr. Steven Folkman, Ph.D., P.E. of the Utah State University Buried Structures Laboratory has published the latest edition of the valued report: Water Main Break Rates In the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study. Last published in 2012 the report surveys water main failures across Canada and the USA to determine the break rates by piping material. And again, PVC is the pipe material with the lowest break rate while Ductile Iron break rates are 2.4 times higher than PVC. Get the full report

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