Across the world, the failure rate of Asbestos Cement (AC) mains is increasing. With around 100,000km of AC mains in Australia, and the UK and Ireland, there is real concern that accelerated replacement of these pipes will be necessary in the near term.

In recognition of this issue, UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) and the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) worked collaboratively to help improve the understanding of why such assets fail in order to plan investment appropriately.


AuthorWater Services Association of Australia & UKWIR
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