The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates a staggering 30-50% of treated US drinking water is lost annually in the USA due to leaky pipes. This silent thief not only deprives communities of a vital resource but also strains treatment facilities and increases energy consumption.

Fortunately, there’s a reliable solution: carbon steel pipe with proper internal linings.

LPS (Lined Pipe Systems) is a leading provider of innovative lining solutions designed to combat leaky pipes and safeguard water infrastructure. This blog post delves into the causes of leaky pipes, explores the benefits of carbon steel with internal linings, and showcases how LPS’s innovative and cost effective solutions like FlexSleeve® and CCB sleeves can significantly reduce water loss and ensure a sustainable water future.


Pipe Leaks or Leaky Pipes

Leaking pipes, unlike dramatic bursts, are often hidden beneath our streets, causing significant damage over time. Several factors contribute to this issue:

  • Aging Infrastructure: Many US water distribution systems, constructed decades ago with materials susceptible to corrosion, are nearing the end of their lifespan.
  • Soil Movement: Shifting ground can put stress on pipes, causing cracks or separation at joints.
  • Improper Installation: Faulty installation practices can lead to weak connections and future leaks.
  • Pressure Fluctuations: Sudden changes in water pressure can stress pipes and joints, increasing leak risk.


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The Solution

Carbon steel pipe with proper internal linings offers a powerful defense against leaky pipes:

  • Strength and Durability: Carbon steel boasts superior strength and crack resistance compared to traditional materials like cast iron, ensuring a long-lasting and reliable water supply.
  • Versatility: Available in various diameters and lengths, carbon steel pipes adapt to diverse water distribution projects.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Compared to other materials, carbon steel offers a cost-efficient option while delivering exceptional strength and durability.

The true game-changer lies in the internal linings:

LPS FlexSleeve®

These pre-engineered, flexible epoxy sleeves seamlessly integrate into welded joints, creating a watertight seal and preventing corrosion at these critical points. Easy to install and chemically resistant, FlexSleeves are a versatile solution for various applications.

LPS CCB Sleeves

Custom-designed coal tar-based linings applied directly to the pipe’s interior, CCB sleeves provide a robust barrier against corrosion and tuberculation, guaranteeing smooth water flow and preventing leaks. Ideal for larger diameter pipes, CCB sleeves offer a long-lasting and cost-effective solution.


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The LPS Advantage

LPS (Lined Pipe Systems) understands the critical role water infrastructure plays in healthy communities. Leaking pipes not only waste water but also strain resources and public health. That’s why we’re committed to providing innovative solutions like FlexSleeves and CCB sleeves to address this challenge effectively.

Here’s how partnering with LPS benefits your water infrastructure project:

Reduced Water Loss

Our internal lining solutions significantly minimize leaks, ensuring a reliable and efficient water supply for your community.

Extended Pipe Lifespan

By protecting pipes from corrosion, LPS systems extend their lifespan, reducing the need for costly replacements.

Improved Water Quality

Our linings prevent contaminants from entering the water supply, guaranteeing clean and safe drinking water for residents.

Cost-Effective Solutions

Compared to complete pipe replacement, LPS systems offer a cost-effective way to upgrade your water infrastructure.

Sustainable Practices

By reducing water loss, LPS contributes to water conservation efforts, a crucial step towards a sustainable future.

A Sustainable Choice

Beyond immediate project benefits, choosing LPS Lined Pipe Systems signifies a commitment to a sustainable future:

Water Conservation

LPS systems drastically reduce water loss, contributing significantly to water conservation efforts. Every drop saved makes a difference in a world with increasingly scarce resources.

Reduced Energy Consumption

Less water loss translates to less energy consumption for treatment and pumping. This lowers your community’s carbon footprint and promotes environmentally friendly practices.

Long-Term Sustainability

LPS systems offer a long-lasting solution that minimizes the need for frequent repairs and replacements. This reduces construction waste and ensures a reliable water infrastructure for generations to come.

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Partnering with LPS for a Secure Water Future

LPS Lined Pipe Systems is your trusted partner in safeguarding your community’s water infrastructure. We offer a comprehensive range of services, including:

  • Project Consultation: Our team of experts collaborates with you to understand your specific needs and recommend the most suitable lining solution for your project.
  • Engineering and Design: We provide detailed engineering and design services to ensure seamless integration.

A Collaborative Approach to Water Security

LPS offers a customized approach, tailoring solutions to meet your specific needs and budget. Here’s how we achieve this:

Comprehensive Needs Assessment

Our initial consultation involves a thorough evaluation of your existing infrastructure and project goals. This allows us to recommend the most effective lining solution for your unique situation.

Technical Expertise

Our team of engineers leverages extensive knowledge and experience to design and implement LPS solutions seamlessly into your existing water system.

Material Quality and Certification

LPS provides high-quality, certified lining materials that meet the strictest industry standards, ensuring the success and longevity of your project.

Qualified Installation

We partner with qualified and experienced contractors to ensure proper installation adhering to the highest industry standards.


We understand that successful water infrastructure projects require collaboration. LPS fosters a strong partnership approach, working closely with you throughout the entire process, from initial consultation to project completion.

Final Words

Leaking pipes are a silent threat to our water security and a drain on valuable resources. By investing in carbon steel pipe with proper internal linings, like those offered by LPS, we can significantly reduce water loss and ensure a reliable supply of clean drinking water for future generations.

At LPS, we’re passionate about protecting the world’s water infrastructure. Contact us today to discuss your project and learn how we can help you make a difference. Together, we can create a more sustainable future where every drop counts.