Buried Treasure in Berkshire

Planners and conservationists rarely see eye to eye on many issues - especially water management. But the solution to their resolution is not always found across the negotiating table. It often lies beneath their feet... 

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Water Treatment for Lasting Relief

Sewer plants are expensive. But plastic pipes are now used in water treatment plants to make them not only reliable but also economical.


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Controling The Flow-'In St. Malo'

Paris is proud of its sewers - they evoke the curiosity of millions of visitors every year. But in St Malo, inspection of the inner workings of these subterranean networks has not been possible. Until now…

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Calming the Waters in Poland

Nobody likes an open sewer running alongside their back door. Such problems can never be ignored. The relationship between an excellent reputation and plastic pipes is intimate as residents of a village in North Poland soon discovered. 

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Drench or drought

Our climate may be changing but could plastic pipe technology offset all the many adverse effects of deluge followed by desiccation? The answer may well lie beneath our feet. Berlin's new airport is to become a showcase for this technology and Europe is taking note. No flash floods at Berlin's new Airport

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Pipes under the Oder

For many years, residents in the Polish coastal city of Szczecin have looked for improvements in sewer and water supply services. But now plastic pipes have restored these vital public services through an ingenious civil engineering scheme. This signature project that involved drilling a tunnel underneath the river Oder resulted in a European no-dig record.

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A Fitting Tribute to Environmental Harmony

Copenhagen's skyline is famed for its historic spires, churches, castles, Andersen's Little Mermaid and the Tivoli Gardens. Recently voted Best Design City, the Danish capital is highly discerning about its architectural landscape. When Architects Lundgaard & Tranberg designed the new Danish headquarters for the SEB bank, their vision was clear. Their structure would be a statement of modernity and environmental harmony. But how would their materials be chosen and how would these materials function to achieve this goal? 

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In Deep Water in Montpellier

Tourists traditionally flock to the Mediterranean coastline, famous for its clear and blue water. In Montpellier, in the South of France, the municipalities succeeded in keeping it that way when upgrading the old waste water treatment plant by Europe's largest plastic pipe project. 

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No Need to Dig...

Every one knows how disturbing it can be to have your street partially closed because of a pipe system replacement in the ground. You cannot park your car, access to restaurants and shops are limited and street life is disrupted while the work endures. However, most of this hassle can be avoided by using a "no-dig" technique enabled by the unique properties of plastic pipes. 

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For a Hundred Years of Separation...

Asse is a municipality to the North East of the Belgian capital. Recently, the contracting firm of Roos from Arendonk, received the order to install separate rainwater and sewer networks beneath a busy road in a residential area of Asse. However, working space was at a premium: there was little room for heavy lifting equipment and the need for a flexible solution for house connections was evident. Tight budget conditions and durability were also prerequisites! 

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