December 2011, Vol. 66 No. 12


PVC Association launches Facebook contest to expose watermain break epidemic

Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association is encouraging its more than 9,000 Facebook followers to shoot pictures of water main breaks or repairs in their local communities and submit them as contest entries to win an iPad.

The goal of the campaign is to create more awareness of our nation’s decaying water infrastructure. More than 850 water main breaks happen each day in North America and the majority of pipes that need to be replaced are failing primarily because of aging, corrosion-prone iron pipes of the post 1950’s. The corrosion epidemic is a tremendous drag on the economy, costing U.S. drinking water and wastewater systems over $50.7 billion annually. Learn more at

All photographs received will be posted in a Photo Galley on the association’s Facebook page on Feb. 1, 2012 and the winner will be determined through voting by its Facebook followers. Only contestants and voters who are Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association Facebook followers are eligible to participate. Photo submission deadline is Jan. 30, 2012. Voting will take place between Feb. 1-13, 2012. The winner will be announced on Feb. 15, 2012.

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