Pipeline Restoration Services (PRS) has received approval for the use of its innovative pipe lining system, e-Pipe technology, in public water supplies. Approval means that the lining process can be used on any water company or privately owned water services and internal pipe work in the UK to repair leaks and address lead contamination issues.
Commenting on the approval, Keith Walker, PRS, says: “Achieving this approval from the Secretary of State, combined with our WRAS approval enables us to demonstrate the value of ePIPE technology to the full spectrum of water users including water companies, commercial property, leisure, social housing and education establishments. Problems within internal pipework can cause widespread disruption to customers and significant costs to rectify. Addressing the lead leaching reduction issue facing us in the UK is essential.
The patented ePIPE system, a high performing epoxy resin lining developed by Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC, for in-situ application to public water supplies, enables water pipes with an internal bore, as small as 12mm (1/2”), to be restored, in-place, with a 2 hour ready to return to service time, using compact customer-friendly installation equipment.
In December 2013, UK water suppliers will face strict lead reduction guidelines when the EU adopts the new World Health Organization (WHO) quality standard for lead in drinking water of 10 μg/l (10 ppb).
The ePIPE lining and system of application provides an alternative solution to disruptive lead service pipe replacement and an effective answer to water pipe communication or supply line replacement for either lead or leakage programmes. Lining the entire service supply lines from the water main to the customers tap, the ePIPE process provides a more comprehensive and robust solution to tackling the dissolved lead issue within the drinking water supply.
ePIPE® Lead-Free, Leak-Free™ Pipe Protection is the first lining material and process of its kind to meet the stringent requirements of both UK’s Water Regulatory Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and the UK’s Drinking Water Regulation 31.
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