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Another Arizona City Bans PVC Pipe

Sep 7, 2021
Ductile Iron Research Association
The plastic pipes that we have running under much of Prescott may have been cheaper to initially purchase when past city leaders chose to use them, but they crack more easily, don’t last as long, and can actually lose some of their ability to handle pressure at higher temperatures in the soil or even melt if exposed to high temperatures from a fire.”
Eight Arizona Water Service Providers, whose territory includes cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Tempe (representing a majority of AZ’s population), do not allow the use of PVC pipe in their water systems. This is increasingly becoming the narrative across the country as communities evaluate the pros and cons of their water pipe material. In February 2021, the Prescott City Council voted unanimously to ban PVC pipe from its water system after the Prescott City Council held a virtual study session in December 2020 to evaluate recent water pipe failures and the resulting damages to the city’s water system.
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