Aging potable water distribution pipe systems are becoming a major concern throughout the world. Deterioration of water quality and service as a result of micro biological tuberculation and corrosion continues to increase. Major costs for replacement or rehabilitation of distribution systems are being faced by most communities. The chemical cleaning solution is an organic oxide scavenger which is mixed with a predetermined quantity of muriatic acid and circulated through an isolated section of the water main.
Fact Sheet ID Number
pipe system, water distribution, deterioration, tuberculation, corrosion
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Chemical Cleaning Process for Porable Water Distrubution Pipe Systems" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 196.