Safe Water Delivered Safely

This document will first review the types of water pipelines used throughout the U.S. and Canada, the types of structural problems some of these pipes experience and the costs that are incurred due to these structural problems. Because pipeline structural problems can lead to contamination, this document will also discuss the increased threat of waterborne diseases. Finally, because chlorine chemistry plays a major role in safely delivering water to homes, businesses and schools - through both disinfection and piping material - this paper will show how pipelines made from chlorine-based vinyl plastic are part of the solution to these water-transport challenges.

WQHC (2012): Safe Water Delivered Safely. Water Quality and Health Council (WQHC). [Accessed: 10.04.2012] PDF