n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Replacement of ageing AC water pipes in municipal jurisdictions challenges and innovations

Volume 19, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) completed an asbestos cement (AC) pipe replacement project under the New Engineering Contract 3 (NEC3) where 1 600 km of ageing AC pipes were successfully decommissioned and replaced with modified polyvinyl chloride (mPVC) pipes over a three-year period from July 2007 to June 2010, at a cost of R1,9 billion.

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