Welcome to the PVC Pipe Association

Our mission is to promote use of longer-life, lower-maintenance, corrosion-proof PVC piping in water and wastewater systems – for real sustainability, strength and long-term asset management.


NEW - HYDRAULIC ANALYSIS: PUMPING COSTS FOR PVC AND DUCTILE IRON PIPE

Using accepted hydraulic theory and pump design, this technical report examines head loss and pumping costs over 100-years for PVC and ductile iron pipe. When industry-accepted data are used, PVC pipe is shown to be more efficient.

CLICK HERE for technical report.



EVALUATING LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENTS FOR UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURE

Sustainable Solutions Corporation (SSC) paper on the importance of using transparent and verifiable standards when determining the environmental impacts of a pipe product. No other pipe material has disclosed environmental impacts to as transparent and regulated a degree as the PVC pipe industry.

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PVC PIPE STANDARDS SHEETS

Your quick reference guide of applicable standards for PVC pressure, sewer and reclaimed water pipe:


PVC PRESSURE PIPE TAPPING GUIDE

Newly revised tapping guide for PVC pipe includes sections on:

(1) Introductory material;
(2) Direct tapping;
(3) Saddle tapping;
(4) Sleeve tapping

CLICK HERE for report.




ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION

First ISO-compliant, peer-reviewed, industry-wide EPD in North America. Benchmarks the impacts of 7 PVC pipe products across their life cycles. Fully transparent and verified by NSF International as an industry best practice.

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SUPPORT NEW PROCUREMENT LEGISLATION

Ask your state representative to support new procurement legislation for water and sewer pipe projects that will save U.S. taxpayers more than $370 billion and help build more sustainable underground infrastructure.

CLICK HERE for report and legislation.




MAJOR PVC PIPE MARKETS

Corrosion-proof PVC is the number one piping material used in North America. Use it for all of your infrastructure projects.

NEW - WATER MAIN BREAK STUDY

"Overall Pipe Breaks Up 27% In Six Years"

Water Main Break Rates
In the USA and Canada:
A Comprehensive Study

Once again, PVC pipe has the lowest break rate.

Utah State University
Buried Structures Laboratory

CLICK HERE for study.

FRENCH TRANSLATION NOW AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE for French Translation


EDUCATIONAL WEBINARS

Participate in our online webinars and learn about the design, specification and installation of PVC pipe for water and sewer projects.

PVC pipe for municipal applications is available in sizes from 3 to 60 inches.

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GUIDE: FIELD CUTTING
OF PVC PIPES

PVC Pipe Association's guide for safe and effective field-cutting of PVC pipe.


CLICK HERE for the Guide: Field Cutting of PVC Pipes.




2019 PVCPA ANNUAL MEETING

47TH ANNUAL MEETING

March 11 - 13, 2019

Fairmont Grand Del Mar
San Diego, CA

Click here to receive registration and program information when available.



GUIDE FOR PVC FITTINGS & LATERALS

Design & installation information for a wide range of PVC fittings available for various dimension ratios and outside diameters of PVC pipe through 60-inch.

PVC fittings allow you to build completely corrosion-free, low-maintenance sewer pipe systems.

CLICK HERE for Guide.


LOWERING WATER AND SEWER RATES

Reforming Our Nation's Approach to the Infrastructure Crisis: How Competition, Oversight, and Innovation Can Lower Water and Sewer Rates in the U.S.

National Taxpayers Union

Find out how a nationwide switch from iron pipe to PVC pipe could save America $371 billion dollars.

CLICK HERE for report.


U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS' REPORT

Municipal Procurement: Procurement Process Improvements Yield Cost-Effective Public Benefits

By Richard F. Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Mayors Water Council

A call for reform in water pipe procurement.

CLICK HERE for report.




SAFE AND GREEN PVC PIPE

Get the facts on PVC pipe’s health and safety benefits, its green credentials, rigorous quality control and testing, how its unsurpassed corrosion resistance is the key to truly sustainable underground infrastructure, and much more…

PVC pipe: true strength and sustainability begin with corrosion resistance.

LCA FOR PVC PIPE

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 over a 100-year life.

CLICK HERE for report.

SPANISH AND FRENCH TRANSLATIONS
NOW AVAILABLE


CLICK HERE for Spanish Translation
CLICK HERE for French Translation


HANDBOOK OF PVC PIPE

Everything you need to know about PVC pipe: materials, manufacture, design and installation.

Get the facts on why PVC pipe is the most widely used piping material for underground infrastructure today.

Preview now! Free one-time download of up to three chapters.


GUIDE FOR NEW AWWA C900-16 STANDARD

In 2016 AWWA published the latest edition of its C900 standard for PVC pipe. C900-16 is more complicated than most standards, primarily because it has absorbed the large-diameter sizes previously found in the C905 standard. To help with the transition from two standards in the past to one standard now, the PVCPA has written a 20-page explanatory guide.

CLICK HERE for Guide.


PVC PIPE LONGEVITY REPORT

AFFORDABILITY & THE 100+ YEAR BENCHMARK STANDARD

A Comprehensive Study on PVC Pipe Excavations, Testing, & Life Cycle Analysis

By Steven Folkman, Ph.D., P.E., Utah State University, Buried Structures Laboratory

CLICK HERE for report.


WATER MAIN BREAK STUDY

"PVC Pipe: Lowest Failure Rate"

Water Main Break Rates
In the USA and Canada:
A Comprehensive Study

Utah State University
Buried Structures Laboratory

"Corrosion Major Cause of Water Main Breaks"

CLICK HERE for study.



BENEFITS OF OPEN COMPETITION

Fixing America's Crumbling Underground Water Infrastructure: Competitive Bidding Offers a Way Out

Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)

By Bonner R. Cohen, Ph.D., National Center for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C.

CLICK HERE for report.

CLICK HERE for CEI Capitol Hill Briefing.


HAVE A TECHNICAL QUESTION?

We are proud to provide free technical support to PVC pipe users and those interested in learning more about PVC pipe.

CLICK HERE to contact one of our engineers today for your specifications development and project design needs.