Pipe Restoration Technologies, LLC, makers of the ePIPE®, Lead-Free, Leak-Free™ and LeadSmart® product lines, today announced that it has been granted U.S. patent #9764354. This patent is related to the ePIPE system of in-place pipe restoration which reduces lead leaching from underground water service pipes to well below the current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cut-off level for lead.
“ePIPE continues to provide solutions to real-time issues by providing protection against the leaching of toxic lead, from lead service lines,” Pipe Restoration Technologies CEO Larry Gillanders said. “With an estimated 6 million lead service lines still in use in the U.S., ePIPE applicators save their customers time and money with the patented ePIPE process.”
Pipe Restoration Technologies ePIPE system can protect underground lead service pipes as small as 1/2” in diameter in under four hours per line, with minimal excavation, if any, required.