A Workable Lasting Solution

The ISSF has published a new brochure demonstrating that Stainless Steel is a workable, lasting solution for water losses through leaking water pipes.

Water loss through leaking pipes is a problem for cities all over the world. Some of them are losing water at upwards of 40% per year, and this is all water which has already been treated. A recent study by the OECD has shown that it is not only the under developed or even the developing cities that are affected. The capital cities of some of the world’s major economies are losing far more water than is sustainable or even viable.

The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has published a brochure which reports research which they have done into the service water pipe lines in the cities of Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei. All three cities use stainless steel corrugated pipes for transporting potable water from the water mains to the interior of the building. The corrugations of sections of the pipes make them more flexible, and thus easier to form into the required shapes on site, but, more importantly, they make the pipes sufficiently flexible to withstand seismic shocks, which, in a country like Japan, which is so susceptible to earthquakes, they provide a lasting solution through secure and lasting water pipes.

Changing their pipes to stainless steel ones has meant large volumes of water have been saved. With this booklet, ISSF would like to tell this story to the rest of the world, so other cities and communities will consider stainless steel pipes as an option to reduce leaking pipes and to save precious water.

The booklet can be downloaded free of charge from the ISSF website (click here). For more information contact ISSF at issf@issf.org

Published 19/12/2017 08:28:10 Last Modified 19/12/2017 08:31:40

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