The Use of Plastics with Water and Waste Water


Every day in the United States, 32,911 glasses of water are consumed. Not just drunken, but used in such processes like generating energy, growing food, and making clothing and other products. This totals more than 751,777 gallons of water a year used by the U.S. alone.

As a result, having the ability to reclaim waste water and turn it into safe, potable water suitable for use in a variety of applications is of prime importance for protecting the planet’s liquid resources. And, plastic products, like clear acrylic tubes, play an all-important role in helping to do just that.

How Plastic Is Put to Work in Water/Waste Water Systems

Despite being one of the purest liquids on the planet, water still has the ability to corrode certain materials over a period of time. But, plastic isn’t one of these materials. This makes clear acrylic tubes and other products made from plastic ideal for handling water in a variety of applications, including:

  • Irrigation systems
  • Potable water systems
  • Ultra-pure water systems
  • Marine installations
  • Water-based thermal energy conversion systems
  • Water and sewage treatment plants
  • Aquaculture
  • Chemical delivery systems
  • Waste water reclamation piping
  • Plumbing pipes and fittings
  • Desalinization systems
  • Water aeration and sprinkler systems
  • And more!

The Benefits of Using Plastic in Water-Based Applications

The advantages of using plastic products in water-based applications are numerous. The material is easily fabricated (even on-site if needed) to meet the precise needs of the application. It is also weather, chemical, and corrosion resistant. Plastic has a natural high impact resistance and it is easy to install and it has a very low cost of maintenance. It is also surge-resistant, which means it won’t produce the loud clanging sounds usually heard in metal pipes. And, unlike other materials, plastic provides superior protection for public health when used in waste water treatment applications.

Plastic Is Environmentally-Responsible and Safe for All Applications

Because plastic is so highly durable and resistant to wear and corrosion, it is the perfect vehicle for use in water-based applications. And, because it is so long-lasting, plastics installed today will last for several years, even with heavy daily use. This not only makes plastic products a cost-effective solution, but also one of the safest and most eco-friendly options available.

Contact US Cast's Clear Acrylic Tube Manufacturers Today

Think about the global impact should plastic not be available for use in water and waste water applications. Operational costs would go through the roof; systems would become less resilient, and environmentally, it would be a disaster. Using clear acrylic tubes and other plastic products makes it easy, safe, and affordable to manage waste water while supporting all other water-based applications.

At US Cast, we can custom fabricate clear acrylic tubes and rods for any water or waste water application. To learn more about the qualities of our plastics or to place and order, just give us a call today at 856-347-2342 or connect with us on Facebook.

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