What You Need to Know About Potable Water Lines

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Potable water pertains to the water that flows out of taps and other similar types of outlets in a property. The water is cleaned, treated and supplied by the local municipal water treatment plant and is safe for public usage. Portable water lines are lines used to supply the water from the treatment plant to your taps. Nu Flow South Pacific, the authority when it comes to potable water line services in Waimea, HI, sheds light on what you need to know regarding potable water lines.

Materials Used

Potable water lines are made up of different materials depending on whether the water being carried is hot or cold and the position of the pipes whether underground or above ground. It is important to know the different materials before potable water line installation. These materials include copper, stainless steel and various plastics like PVC, CPVC, PEX etc that are non-toxic and non-corrosive.

  • Copper lines-Has a wide range of applications since can be used for both hot and cold water distribution both underground and above ground. Mainly applied in HVAC systems.
  • Steel lines- Most commonly used for large-scale commercial water distribution and very durable.
  • PVC lines-Made of plastic and mainly applied in spa and pool systems and in many jurisdictions not considered safe for drinking. PVC potable water line replacement is recommended after a while since they are not that durable.

Like any system, potable water lines need to be properly maintained for a longer lifespan. You need to be constantly checking them for any kind of damage that may lead to contamination of your building’s water. A damaged potable water line needs to be checked right away to avoid risks of contamination.

When you suspect any issue with your water, call for potable water line repair services right away. Signs to look out for include water damage where the pipes are supposed to be, discolored or foul-smelling water, and sounds of leaking water, among other things.

Contact Nu Flow South Pacific if you need help with your water line.

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