Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 -- According to a report from MarketWatch.com, the PVC Pipe Association is pushing the replacement of iron pipes with PVC pipes for more cost-effective and sustainable water networks. And so to recognize the International World Water Day held every March 22, it's said that the group urged legislators to end the exclusion of corrosion-proof piping from being used in water system infrastructures.
The corroded and leaking pipes are said responsible for about 2.6 trillion gallons loss of water every year. In the United States, that's equal to 17 percent of the total amount of water pumped annually. Based on a congressional study, that is causing US drinking water and wastewater systems about $50.7 billion a year.
"This material hasn't stood up to the test of time so it makes no sense to waste taxpayer dollars by installing more of it,” said Bruce Hollands, the executive director of the association, referring to the iron pipes. He added that replacing the rust-prone pipe with corrosion-proof PVCs is the way toward a better water infrastructure and management.
Read the excerpt of a report about Rust Said to Cause Billion Dollars of Water Loss from MyRustRemoval.com
March 22 is the International World Water Day. It's the day chosen by the United Nations to emphasize the scarcity of clean water across the globe. To recognize it, the PVC Pipe Association convinced lawmakers to include corrosion-proof pipes in the bidding on water infrastructure projects. That's because corroded and leaking pipes were found causing 2.6 trillion gallons of water loss every year.