Drought emergency

The current changes in the climate and the state of emergency caused by more droughts around the world means that cities all over the world have to adopt solutions that can ensure dramatic water savings.

Capital cities across the planet are experiencing far too many losses in their water systems; major cities in Italy are also losing more than 40 % of the water in their networks due to damaged and deteriorated systems. Source ISTAT

The solution? Stainless steel

More innovative technologies that guarantee a drastic reduction in water losses need to be introduced to tackle this situation. The technology used in stainless steel partially corrugated tubes is the innovation that can cut water losses and reduce the number of repairs required in the service connections.

The benefits of stainless steel service connections

  • They are robust and resistant to impacts and seismic shocks;
  • They are totally flexible so these tubes can be bent for easy and exceptionally quick installation;
  • They are hygienic so the quality of the water is preserved;
  • Corrosion resistance;
  • Long expected service life of 100 years;
  • Dramatical reduction of repairs and interruptions of traffic in cities.

CPC Inox solution: HydraToZero corrugated tubes HydraToZero

Founded in Cormano, in the province of Milan, in 1976, CPC Inox is well-established in the stainless steel industry with a wealth of experience in working with stainless steel and manufacturing semifinished products. Drawing on this expertise, it has decided to focus on stainless steel service connections and play an active role in the social and environmental changes in Italy.

With the supply of partially corrugated HydraToZero tubes, CPC Inox has contributed to trials in the Italian regions of Marche, Tuscany and Lombardy.

Thanks to Team Stainless, a non-profit organisation that researches innovative solutions for the use of stainless steel, installations with HydraToZero technology by CPC Inox have already been trialled: Viva Servizi (Ancona), the CAP Group (Lombardy), ASA Cecina (LI), and ASA Isola d’Elba.

A sustainable choice

Of all the industrial materials, stainless steel has the least impact on the environment and can be 100% recycled.

96% of end-of-life stainless steels are already currently recycled to make new stainless steels. Source: World Stainless

Choosing to use stainless steel for water service connections demonstrates a real practical commitment to safeguard the environment and protect our planet’s water resources.

Tokyo: A case history of success

In 1980 Tokyo was one of the first cities in the world to use stainless steel partially corrugated tubes for its 2,200,000 service connections.

The results were remarkable: water losses dropped from 17% to 3% and the number of repairs required was reduced from around 70,000 a year to less than 7,000 a year.

Thousands of kilometres of stainless steel partially corrugated tubes have replaced other materials over the past few decades in Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei as well as in more than thirty-five other cities across Asia Source: Team Stainless