Spending Smarter on Infrastructure

     September  2006

Fixing Leaks can Avert World Water Woes: Expert
Water from New Delhi to Mexico City... many nations wrongly put priority on expensive schemes to build dams or divert rivers in a bid to increase supplies. A leading expert says that the key is in simpler measures - like simply fixing leaks. (more)

Study: How to Reduce Broken Sewers by 80%
Scientists have studied over 1,800 kilometres of sewer pipe in service throughout the Netherlands, Sweden and Germany.   Their discovery?  Flexible pipes are performing  over 80% better than rigid systems.  A summary of the study can be found here.

Water Act's Price Tag Raises Fears in Ontario
Municipalities fear the province is dumping the costs of its proposed Clean Water Act onto the backs of property taxpayers.  (more)

Broken Pipelines in Alaska Bad News? It gets Worse...
oil pipes in Alaska have received a lot of attention. But remember this: No one died. No one got sick. No pristine land was despoiled. It will cost us some money.  But only a few people are talking about the broken pipes that REALLY hurt our environment... (more)

Questions or concerns about municipal infrastructure?
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6810 Invader Cres, Mississauga, On L5T 2B6
Veso Sobot, P.Eng.
Director, Corporate Affairs
Ipex Inc.

Do Your Pipes Look Like This?

Municipal officials in the nation's capital are redoing a section of pipeline in the downtown core this summer...



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