Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC (PRT), makers of the ePIPE, Lead-Free, Leak-Free and LeadSmart product lines has been granted U.S. patent #9744561. This patent is related to the ePIPE system of in-place pipe restoration, which provides protection to underground pipes against leaks and harmful lead and copper leaching.
“ePIPE is providing superior solutions in response to real-time issues of providing protection against leaks and reducing the leaching of toxic metals like lead and copper from underground pressurized water supply pipes,” said Pipe Restoration Technologies CEO Larry Gillanders. “With some utilities reporting water loss due to leaks at 35 percent or greater, our solution provides a significant opportunity to address water loss. ePIPE applicators save their customers time and money with ePIPE’s fast installation.”
Pipes protected with ePIPE reduce the leaching of toxic lead and copper into drinking water to well below U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and World Health Organization (WHO) cut-off levels.