We are pleased to announce this year, Indigo Blue has successfully negotiated an exclusive partnership with ePipe for federal government source for lead pipe remediation. ePipe system is based om “in-place_ pipe restoration technology. Proven patented technology has been used by US Army Corps of Engineers, US Department of Defense providing proactive water leak protection & reduction of lead & copper leaching.

Advantages of Using Pipe coating per the EPA

Linings and coatings can effectively reduce exposure to lead, on either a short-term or long-term basis, and should be considered by all stakeholders
Besides reducing exposure to lead, linings and coatings may also provide other water-related benefits, including:

  • Corrosion control
  • Leak repair
  • Improved hydraulics (flow and pressure)
  • Elimination of metal leaching from scale deposits
  • Less favorable conditions for biological growth
  • Improved aesthetic quality of water (taste and odor, clarity, color)

Other potential advantages of linings and coatings include:

  • Fewer and shorter disruptions of vehicular and pedestrian traffic
  • Reduced damage to landscaping, trees, sidewalks, and driveways
  • Less potential for damage to other utility lines (gas, electric, phone, cable, sewers)
  • Increased property value (relative to leaving an LSL in service)
  • Cost savings relative to LSL replacement, especially where service lines are buried deep in the ground to avoid freezing, where the soil or subsoil is rocky, or where other factors render less expensive replacement methods impractical
  • Facilitating delay of LSL replacements until they can be more efficient and more cost-effectively performed in concert with water main rehabilitation and replacement projects