Pipe Laying # 1970 Southampton
Up to the present rnoment plastics pipe has not made large inroaas into the field drainage market in tnis country. However its arSrival on the scene rnark:s the first major- change in ihe materials used in the drainage industry for 150 gears. It aiso comes at a time when rising labour costs are encouraging increased mechanisation and it is thus o development with very considerable potential. The aim of this paper is to provide a background against which the meri ts of plastics pipe can be discussed in a rational manner and to pinpoint the crucial decisioqs in both pipe and drainege system design.