Israeli start-up aims to seal world’s leaky pipes

31.05.2011                      27.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 42 des Omer

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Israeli start-up aims to seal world’s leaky pipes

Curapipe will be launch its new pipe sealant technology in a pilot program this summer; system stops leaks internally through a fire hydrant.

In attempt to reduce the 32 billion cubic meters of urban water lost globally to pipe leakage each year, Israeli startup company Curapipe will be launch its new pipe sealant technology in a pilot program this summer, CEO Peter Paz told reporters visiting its Ashkelon facility on Monday.
“We get to the pipe, search for the problem and then repair it from within,” Paz told the group, who were participating in a tour in advance of the international CleanTech conference to be held on July 4 and 5 in Tel Aviv.
The 32 billion cubic meters of urban water lost per year around the world makes up 25 percent of the total water that enters the pipes, Paz explained, quoting statistics from the World Bank….