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Plastics Pipes in Water Distribution - Hopes and Fears


Building and Water Industry

Plastic Pipes Conference Association # 1979 Brigthon


The use of plastic pipes in water distribution networks, as trunk mains, distribution mains and service pipes is considered. Reference is made to the benefits of using plastics pipes, together with the problems encountered in association with the environmental conditions in which pipes are laid. The hopes and fears which engineers working in the water supply industry have towards the use of plastics pipes are discussed and emphasis is placed on the practical aspects. Mention is made of the role of the water industry in the preparation of standards for plastic pipes. 

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