PVC: Long Life and Durability
PVC pipe’s ultra-smooth surface reduces pumping costs and its leak-free joints eliminate water loss – which can be up to 40 per cent in some old-technology and corrosion-prone piping networks.
PVC pipe’s greatest environmental attribute is perhaps its exceptional durability and corrosion resistance – leading to better water conservation and lower replacement, maintenance and repair costs. PVC’s proven track record supports expectations of a very long service life. PVC has been used for piping since the 1930s1 longer than ductile iron. PVC pipes have a proven performance record of over 50 years in Australia, while overseas studies show the life expectancy of PVC pipes to be over 110 years.
PVC pipe is engineered and tested tough. It provides resistance to costly leakage. It offers unmatched corrosion resistance and reliability.
The longevity of PVC pipes means the pipes function more efficiently, reducing maintenance and ongoing work to the pipe, making it more affordable over time.