Title: HDPE Pipe Controls Water Loss in Desert & Reduces Installation Costs

Water is rapidly becoming the hottest commodity in the West where periodic droughts continue to cause problems for water managers. Many of the problems are associated with piping infrastructure that has a leak rate estimated at 15 to 25 percent. The western U. S. cannot afford this kind of waste but the immense uncertainty hanging over piping infrastructure is more about the money. This is where HDPE has a distinct advantage over other piping materials and why CAWCD decided to use the pipe. “This area of Arizona certainly has to conserve and watch its water,” said Tony Radoszewski, executive director of The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI).

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  •     Wilson, Steve  -  High Country Fusion

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 221310 - Water Supply & Irrigation Systems                
Company  Product  Process  Other  Subjects  Event  Event  Date  Location  Publication  Publication  Date Text  Descriptor
  • Central Arizona Water Conservation District

  • High Country Fusion

  • KLB Construction

  • Plastics Pipe Institute

  • HDPE Resin

  • Piping

  • Water Transport


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  • Plastic Pipe Institute, 2009



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