UKWIR Water Supply Pipe Determination
In January 2011, UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) published "Guidance for the Selection of Water Supply Pipes to be used in Brownfield Sites" (Ref 10/WM/03/21; the ‘UKWIR Guidance’). The aim is to ensure that the correct materials are selected for water pipes and components to be used below ground in brownfield sites to protect the quality of drinking water whilst taking into account the service life of the water distribution system.
At DAM Geotechnical Services, we have extensive experience in determining the appropriate water supply pipe media for a development site. This is achieved through compilation of an initial site assessment report and, where necessary, the provision of a site investigation to collect samples for laboratory analysis and subsequent assessment of results to recommend the most suitable pipe material.