LAKE IN THE HILLS, ILL.-The growing Chicago suburb of Lake In the Hills has banned chlorinated PVC plumbing, but, according to BFGoodrich, the company that makes the CPVC resin, the ban is not a response to any leaks in pipe.The Vi llage Board of Lake in the Hills voted to ban CPVC pipe in newly built homes at a meeting March 28. The vote was on the recommendation of David Sellek, Lake in the Hills building commissioner.But Mike Lipke, a BFGoodrich pipe syste ms consultant who has opposed the ban, said: ``Their decision to ban the product was not based on any failure problems. There have been no leaks.''Lipke has attended the board meetings. He said reasons for the ban include a suppose d lack of local supply of CPVC pipe and the fact that homeowners, inexperienced with the plastic pipe, might make mistakes installing it.Sellek did not return telephone calls for this story.BFGoodrich issued a statement saying abou t 200 homes in Lake in the Hills have CPVC plumbing.Plumbing contractors say the systems' performance is better than copper pipe, according to BFGoodrich.Goodrich's TempRite business makes CPVC compounds for FlowGuard Gold plumbing systems, BlazeMaster fire sprinkler systems, and Corzan industrial piping systems.CPVC pipe has been used for plumbing since 1960 and is now installed in more than eight million single-family homes, according to Goodrich.
ILLINOIS TOWN BANS CPVC PIPE
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