Dr. Andy Whelton joins The Water Values Podcast and discusses how utilities use plastics for pipe repair, rehabilitation and replacement. Andy also dives into some new research with funding from a coalition of the US EPA, schools, utilities and others. Take a listen to understand how plastics are helping deliver drinking water to your home.
In this session, you’ll learn about:
- The types of plastics used by utilities
- The uses of plastics in pipe repair, rehabilitation and replacement
- How plastics are used in residential plumbing
- Andy’s new research project where he’s studying the impact of water efficiency on water quality
- Why water efficient fixtures merit the study of water quality
Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include:
- Andy’s bio on the Purdue website
- The Whelton Group website
- YouTube video: Why is our Plumbing Harming Us?
- Article: What’s in Those New Plastic Pipes Delivering Drinking Water?
- Article on Andy’s new research: Project Focuses on Reducing Pathogen Threat in Low-Flow Water Systems
This episode features the first Bluefield on Tap segment, where market research experts from Bluefield Research join the podcast for a brief segment on current issues and trends in the water marketplace. In TWV 095, Bluefield’s President, Reese Tisdale, joins us to discuss current trends in water infrastructure, including infrastructure as a service.
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