Historical Background

The introduction of plastic pipe in the first half of the 20th century brought revolutionary changes in piping system engineering and material specification. PVC pipe was developed in Europe and first introduced to the United States in 1952.

Today, PVC pipe is the durable, dependable and cost-effective choice for potable water, waste water, agricultural and industrial applications. That’s because PVC offers reliable performance without the drawbacks of traditional pipe materials for new as well as for replacement applications; in urban as well as in rural environments; in commercial, residential and industrial applications; in all types of climates and geographies and under all types of conditions.

PVC piping systems have been used successfully in the United States since the early 1950s, and millions of installations still in service function as well as they did the day they were installed.