# 2001 Munich
This paper considers the current state of the UK water industry with respect to its maintenance of its pipelines, in the context of the regulatory framework in the UK, over the next 4 years. It also reviews the development of a thin walled PE liner for pipes in need of rehabilitation. The benefits of the use of thin walled liners in terms of their effects on the CaPex and OpEx of water companies in England and Wales are outlined.
Author(s) : Boon
Since the early Eighties the UK Watec Industry has witnessed a significant growth in the use of MDPE pipe. To ensure confidence in the use of the material and to generate confidence in PVC-U pipes, a collaborative project between the Water Industry and the manufacturers, was undertaken. The aims of the project were :-...