PVC piping systems are very light yet strong. This makes them easy to handle on site during installation, but highly durable in use. PVC pipes are easy to transport - it is possible to carry 8 times as many PVC sewer pipes than concrete pipes on a single lorry, so taking PVC pipes to the site has a lower environmental impact. The lightweight of PVC pipes makes them very easy to handle; for small diameter pipes, no cranes are needed on site. Their ‘push-fit’ or solvent cement jointing systems are another feature which makes them easy to install. Once installed, they require minimal or no maintenance and upkeep.