The use of plastics pipes in potable water supply applications has been growing rapidly in Australia over the past three decades. Both PVC and polyethylene pipe have major advantages over competitive materials and as polymer technology keeps improving, the choice of plastics pipes for water supply infrastructure projects keeps increasing.
In many applications, plastics pipes have an expected life in excess of 100 years, during which they provide excellent performance and trouble free service life. They are totally free from corrosion and because of their relatively light weight, are easy to handle, transport and install.
Plastics pipes are flexible and fatigue resistant and can withstand repetitive pressure surges. Plastics pipes provide a smooth biological growth free bore through the life of the product eliminating flow restrictions common to other materials.