A new study published by Steve Folkman of Utah State University buried structures laboratory has taken a comprehensive review of the longevity of PVC pipes in service in a range of countries – including Australia Holland, the USA and the UK.

A combination of pipe examination and testing date in conjunction with previous pipe failure studies and reports of pipes excavated in service support the view that PVC pipes can have a service life in excess of 100 years.  Read more about the Steven Folkman study.