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Time to say no to rust and polluted water

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Saumya Jain, managing director of Vinyl Pipes, outlines his alternative to corroding pipes.

“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water,” so said Benjamin Franklin. The worldwide water well drilling industry is an $85 billion (€70 billion) business and escalating calls for water wells across the globe has been fuelling growth in the market.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought home the truth; every country must be more self-reliant in water and food, lending an impetus to the demand for water wells globally. Alarm bells are ringing among environmentalists who argue that water extraction outweighs replenishment, making it mandatory for all to consider ways to conserve the precious resource.

However, one of the biggest challenges the industry faces is rust. Rust corrodes and through the years it has been a serious contributor to groundwater pollution.

Raising concerns

Rusting is a characteristic oxidative phenomenon, a second-leading reason for pipe damage in cast iron, copper, and galvanised steel pipes. When rusting occurs, a large number of issues...

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