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Water quality in New Zealand rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands is under pressure from a range of farming, industry and urban activities. Farmers have already made massive progress in excluding stock from waterways but there is still work to be done to meet the requirements...

HOW TO CARRY OUT REPAIRS OR CONNECTIONS AFTER INSTALLATION Fixing broken PVC pipes can be a difficult job. PVC pipes do not bend, giving you two fixed points with which to try and carry out the repair. There are a few different products you can use...

People often ask what is our top tip to selling culvert pipe? And our answer, gleaned from over 20 years of selling culvert pipe, is still the same. In order to sell culvert pipe, you must first stock that culvert pipe. Sounds pretty simple right? And this...

Thanks to their chemical structure, plastics are capable of resisting the effects of the atmosphere, of water and many other chemicals which corrode metals. For this reason, they are also employed as a corrosion protection coating for metals and are referred to as chemically resistant. Although...

Maybe you have heard of fluming mentioned but are not really sure what it is? The dictionary describes it as: ‘A flume is a human-made channel for water in the form of an open declined gravity chute whose walls are raised above the surrounding terrain, in contrast...

Plastic pipes are flexible and although they can support certain external loads by themselves, their real behaviour derives from their deformation as they take on the lateral passive pressure of the ground that surrounds them. As rigid pipes can’t be deformed, they have to be...

It can get a little tricky sometimes when trying to make sure you order the right pipe for the job. Some manufacturers talk in terms of nominal bore, some talk about inside diameters and yet others will send you measurements in outside diameters. So, what...

Are you aware of the wide range of threaded pressure fittings there are available? These threaded pressure fittings can help you in many different ways. Benefits: Reduce the number of fittings used. e.g. by using threaded tees and threaded ball valves Connect directly to equipment with...

Following the rains and recent damage to farms in the north island, farmers should be aware that there may be helpful tax deductions available to them when installing culverts on their farms as part of repairing land damage or even for certain land improvement activities.  Type...

Culvert pipes are key to preventing flood damage to your property. You can use the below as a guide to help maintain, monitor and fix damaged culvert pipes. Maintain Maintenance should be carried out regularly to ensure your culvert pipes are in the best shape to handle...