Conserving Our Water
Plastics help conserve and deliver water worldwide. In the Mongolian desert, plastic liners are used in rice paddies. In water-starved Israel, California, Spain and South Africa, plastic drip irrigation systems save 40 percent of the water used to grow crops. In Nepal, flexible and inexpensive plastic pipes use gravity to help deliver clean, safe water to mountainous communities.
Here at home in Canada, plastic water piping systems have now become an integral part of municipal drinking water and sewer systems. They are working hard to reduce unnecessary water loss. According to the National Research Council of Canada, 30 percent of purified Canadian drinking water is lost due to old, leaking pipelines, costing taxpayers billions of dollars a year and needlessly wasting this precious resource. In some communities, the loss of clean municipal drinking water could be as high as 60 percent. The solution – plastic water pipe systems.
Inexpensive compared to traditional water pipe systems, it is easy to see why plastic piping is the superior choice for water conservation. Plastic pipes have a projected life span of well over 100 years, are durable, do not corrode, are resistant to most chemicals, and are flexible enough to accommodate ground movement without breaking or cracking.