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HDPE pipes – sustainable solution for water crisis in India

The Indian Subcontinent and Water Crisis
India is the 7 th largest country by geographical area and the second most populous country in the world. Of India's 1.1 billion people, almost 70 % of the Indians reside in rural areas, though in recent decades migration to larger cities has led to the exponential rise in the urban population.
As per the World Watch Institute, India will be highly water stressed country from 2020, as the availability of water per person per annum has been reduced from 6500 cubic meters to 2500 cubic meters. India suffers from massive regional variations in its water situation. Nearly one third of the country is drought prone, while one fourth of the country is prone to floods and surface water logging after normal monsoons. At the same time the use of rainwater and floodwater started to decline. In its place, there is a growing reliance on surface water and groundwater.
Water is the only natural resource which has no substitute unlike Petroleum and natural gas. India's future in water will be decided by our commitment to install leak proof, maintenance free systems, not by our capacity to waste water.

Water Pipes and Infrastructure
India's water infrastructure is in great need for improvement. Example: Delhi has 8900 Kms network of pipes, from which 25-40 percent is lost through pipe leakages. Latest study in August 2006 found out that 25% of New Delhi households had no access to piped water and the 27% only got water for les than 3 hours a day. Discussion to privatizing the water supply to improve the situation has met great opposition resulting in poor state of infrastructure, with very limited access to water in urban areas.

Ten excellent reasons to choose HDPE Pipe systems instead of older-generation materials
Corrosion free – Lowest rate of water leakage compared to other materials.
Leak proof welded joints – Even resist earth movement due to earthquakes
Highest durability – Long service life at very low maintenance costs
Wide PE product range – Pressure rating 4 to 16 bars and pipe dia 20 to 2000 mm
Energy saving – Smooth bore throughout the service life – Lowest Frictional Loss
Successful 40 years track record – HDPE is now the leading pipe material in Europe
Best whole-life-cost vs. Iron and GRP – Even for large diameter mains
Established International standard – ISO 4427 – PE for Water Pipe applications
Suitable for renovation of existing old pipe networks – Using “No-dig” techniques
Local manufacturing of HDPE Pipes and Fittings – Industrialization and value creation for local economies in developing and emerging countries

About Borouge
Borouge is the leading suppler of specified HDPE PE100 black compounds for water distribution pipes in Asian market and a prominent member of PE100+ Association.
Borouge brings the best of European technology to one of the Middle East 's most modern plants and is an expanding force in the polyolefins industry. It was established in 1998 as a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Borealis A/S, one of Europe 's largest polyolefin producers. Today, Borouge produces Borstar® bimodal enhanced polyethylene at its US$1.2 billion Petrochemical Complex in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. In addition to promoting its own polyethylene products, Borouge also oversees the distribution and marketing of Borealis' speciality polyolefins in the Middle East and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.borouge.com.

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