Since the topic of water piping is being fiercely debated, is anyone using black polyethylene for water service lines? We do a lot of services where 2" is required, whether for domestic or fire sprinkler demand. For a couple of years now, we've been offering our customers the choice of SDR11 polyethylene for their services. It requires the same installation techniques as poly gas lines with fusion poly x stainless transition fittings and tracer wire. Copper does do well in most of the soils we run into and our water chemistry is such that it doesn't destroy the pipe from within. However, on a 2" line of 100' or more for example, with 2" polyethylene running a little under $1.50/ft (compared to over $10/ft for L copper), the savings are considerable. And, seeing how our water providers use it on their side of the meter, we feel that we're not endangering our customer's health.
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Polyethylene water services