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Shaping a new future: Trailblazing innovation for the trenchless rehabilitation of potable water pipes

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Shaping a new future: Trailblazing innovation for the trenchless rehabilitation of potable water pipes

Saerbeck, May 2016 Shaping a new future: Trailblazing innovation for the trenchless rehabilitation of potable water pipes   Seen from space, the water supply on Earth looks endless. Around 70% of the planet’s surface is covered with water. However, this impression is misleading: only 3% of all the resources consist of fresh water, and half of that is locked in the ice at the polar caps. So does that mean that we are handling our drinking water carefully? No. In the major cities around the world, in particular, outdated pipe systems are still used, maintenance work is postponed and leaks are ignored. “In this way, millions and millions of litres seep away unused into the ground,” explained Dr. Nils Füchtjohann, Head of Research & Development at SAERTEX multiCom®. Let’s take Rio de Janeiro as an example: around 37% of the drinking water in the Brazilian capital is wasted every...

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