Per AWWA M55-06 (1st Ed., p. 133-134), "A good maintenance program for PE water distribution and main piping systems will include the same elements utilized for other available piping materials. It is recommended that the system operator have

  1. A means for locating the pipe
  2. Records of system performance including:
    • Non-billable water loss (PE piping systems may outperform other piping materials because of zero-leakage heat fusion joints)
    • Tests for system efficiency including flow coefficient
    • Tools required for installation and repair including squeeze-off tools and heat fusion equipment
    • Repairs, downtime, and causes"