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Study: Millions of Canadians drinking dangerous tap water

More than 300,000 Canadians contract an acute stomach bug every year from the municipally-supplied water that comes out of their taps, some likely ending up in hospital or even dying, a new government study suggests.

The research also concludes millions of people are still getting their drinking water from substandard municipal and private systems — despite repeated safety warnings after the tainted-water disaster in Walkerton, Ont.

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PVC Pipes Launch Industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration

The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA) has officially published the first North American industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for water and sewer piping.
The EPD was developed in compliance with international environmental management guidelines and the National Sanitation Foundation International EPD Program Operator.

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Soaring water, sewer costs driving up Kitchener taxes

Kitchener council is looking at a tax increase of 1.5 per cent in the city portion of property taxes in 2016, but increases in water and sewer rates are likely to be five to seven times as high.

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Water main breaks: How do Montreal boroughs stack up?

Water main breaks are a chronic problem in Montreal — each spring and fall, streets and basements are flooded by water gushing from the city's aging water infrastructure. The picture on the left was a 48' concrete pipe that was only 54 years old, and failed dramatically.

So how do the individual boroughs stack up?

Montreal boroughs of all shapes and sizes are bound to see improvements in pipe performance. For years, they've restricted themselves to old-fashioned, corrosion-prone pipe concrete and metal pipes. After the Charbonneau Commission brought that to light, and with some forward leadership by the new City Council, the first PVC pipes are being installed across the city.

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Earthquake? No problem.

IPEX just went through a round of seismic testing at Cornell University. It's a fascinating question - if an earthquake strikes, what sort of materials give your residents a fighting chance?

As it turns out - our Bionax SR pipe not only exceeds the standards by 170%, it is the best performing pipe that Cornell has ever seen.

Want to read the white paper summary? Download it here.

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Veso Sobot, P.Eng.
Ipex Management Inc.
(289) 881-0120 x 502
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