Study: HDPE outperforms all other materials in earthquakes
The purpose of this project is to provide water agencies information that highlights the following:
- Damage to water system infrastructure in three recent earthquakes (Chile 2010, Christchurch 2010−2011, Japan 2011).
- Response of the water agencies in repair and restoration of potable water service to customers
- Effectiveness of various earthquake-countermeasures that were previously implemented by these water agencies. This includes upgrades of tanks, buildings, equipment, and (selectively) replacement of old buried pipe with "earthquakeproof" pipe.