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ePIPE Chosen to Protect Leaky Copper Pipes at Upscale Retirement Community

The Covington is an upscale retirement community located in Aliso Viejo, California. Soon after opening, the copper drinking water piping systems began to have pinhole leaks, progressing to the point of 3 to 5 leaks per week with repairs costing roughly $150,000 annually. The property was faced finding a solution that would not disrupt the lives of their residents.

Case Study

Company:

Retirement Community

Location:

Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

Objective:

Soon after opening in 2004, the facility's copper drinking water piping systems began to have pinhole leaks, progressing to the point of 3 to 5 leaks per week with repairs costing roughly $150,000 annually. The property was faced with the task of finding a solution that would not disrupt the lives of their residents.

Solution:

The solution to the problem was for the facility to use ePIPE Lead-Free, Leak-Free Pipe Protection to guard against pinhole leaks, lead leaching and corrosion in drinking water piping systems.

Results:

Using the ePIPE process, pipes within the 131-unit main building were repaired “in-place”, with minimal disruption to the residents and staff. All residents were able to remain in their units during the process and had water back on every night.

The Covington is an upscale retirement community located in Aliso Viejo, California. The community has facilities for both independent and assisted living, and includes a variety of luxurious amenities for its residents.

Soon after opening in 2004, the copper drinking water piping systems began to have pinhole leaks, progressing to the point of 3 to 5 leaks per week with repairs costing roughly $150,000 annually.

The property was faced with a tough task – finding a permanent solution that would not disrupt the lives and special needs of their residents.

The solution to the problem was for the facility to use ePIPE Lead-Free, Leak-Free Pipe Protection with Same Day Return to Service.

The patented ePIPE process is solution for pinhole leaks, lead leaching and corrosion in drinking water piping systems.

Using the ePIPE process, pipes within the 131-unit main building, were repaired “in-place”, with minimal disruption to the residents and staff. All residents were able to remain in their units during the process and had water back on every night.

“It’s been a really overall great experience, and the fact that a community like ours could have a team come in and do this in such a short period of time was a very positive experience”, said Krista Nay, Executive Director at The Covington.

About ePIPE®
The patented ePIPE process involves restoring pipes in-place, with an application of an epoxy barrier coating resulting in a restored epoxy lined piping system. The process provides for a solution for pinhole leaks, corrosion control and prevention of lead leaching from pipes for both commercial and residential piping systems. ePIPE LeadSmart service providers are located in the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, Europe and Hong Kong. ePIPE products are sold under the brand names PurPipe®, Nu Pipe® and ePIPE®. For more information contact us at www.aceduraflo.com or 888.775.0220.