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PVC more cost effective than ductile iron 29/06/09

The Village Board of the small town of Cassadaga in New York State reviewed plans to upgrade their water supply. Project engineer Greg McCorkhill outlined his latest plans for the Cassadaga Village Board. These plans call for alternate pipe materials, between ductile iron and PVC.

"These two are comparable with the benefit in the cost - the PVC is significantly less than the ductile iron," McCorkhill said. The PVC is much easier to handle than the ductile and is just as durable, as long as it is installed properly, he said.

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