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Life Cycle Assessment of PVC Water and Sewer Pipe and Comparative Sustainability Analysis of Pipe Materials




Comparative analysis and environmental review of underground piping shows PVC pipe has fewer environmental impacts and life cycle costs.  

This study evaluates underground pipe infrastructure in the context of providing sustainable water and sewer service over
a 100-year period:


By Richard Doyle

Richard Doyle is the president & CEO of the Vinyl Institute

December 20, 2016

As our next administration and Congress grapple with the challenge of improving our nation’s deteriorating water infrastructure, they should keep one fact in mind. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe is the safest and most durable and affordable material available today to replace our aging underground systems and serve the interests of U.S. taxpayers.

Press Release: North American Specialty Products Provides Easy Assembly, Rugged Performance in Heap Leach Mining Operation with Yelomine™

Yelomine® restrained-joint PVC pipe system is providing an easy-assembling, rugged heap leach mining solution for U.S.-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold's ongoing Sulfolix project at the El Abra copper mine in northern Chile's Antofasta region. The project is focused on leach mining to extract copper from copper sulfide ore and is expected to extend the mine’s useful life by 10 years.