“AquaRise is very practical and easy to work with. We choose it over the higher price and trouble involved in installing and manipulating copper.”


Jean Desjardins, P.Eng. — Desjardins Expert Conseil

  • Higher operating flow rates
  • Lower thermal conductivity
  • Corrosion resistance
  • SDR 11 and SDR 21 pipe wall thicknesses
  • Long-term reliability
  • Code compliant

IPEX AquaRise® CPVC Water Pipe Plumbing System Features

A highly engineered solution

SDR 11 and SDR 21 provides uniform pressure ratings for all sizes.
AquaRise material is generally resistant to most common external corrosion sources.
Pipe, fittings, valves and solvent cements are all offered thus creating a complete, one-source piping system.
AquaRise is primarily joined by solvent welding which requires no special tools, open-fire torches or specialized training. Other joining methods for transitions include flanges and threaded connections.
The rate of thermal conductivity for AquaRise is 0.95 BTU/hr•ft2•°F• in which is 380 times lower than steel and 2,800 times lower than copper. The need for cold water insulation may be reduced versus that required for copper.

AquaRise pipe and fittings have larger inside diameters compared to most potable water piping systems.
AquaRise pipe and fittings are listed in accordance with ULC S102.2 with a Flame Spread Rating of 25 and Smoke Developed Classification of 50 which makes AquaRise acceptable for use in High Buildings and Plenums in Canada.
AquaRise pipe, fittings and solvent cements are certified to CSA B137.6 and applicable ASTM standards. All components are listed to NSF 61 for potable water applications.
With a Teal Blue colour code for pipe, fittings and valves, AquaRise SDR 11 and SDR 21 can be easily identified as a potable water piping system within buildings. The SDR 21 print line will feature COLD WATER/EAU FROIDE continuously written down the length of the pipe.
Upon request, IPEX will train installers prior to a project on all aspects of installation including solvent welding, hanging, accommodating expansion, firestopping, transitions and local code issues.

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CPVC Water Pipe Plumbing Techincal Specifications and Library

Modern Pipe for Modern Living

Located in Kingston’s West End, Notting Hill is a brand new 8-storey condominium that offers elegant, inviting suites and the latest amenities. Designed with modern style and character throughout, the facility also offers the very latest water distribution system from IPEX — AquaRise.

Retirement Living Ready Faster

Each of the 100 suites offers a kitchenette and bathroom, and installing the potable hot and cold water distribution system was accomplished faster and cost effectively with the very latest from IPEX — AquaRise.

Reaping All the Benefits

Each of the luxury units features a washer and dryer area, state-of- the-art kitchen and elegant bathroom, all of which obtain water via the latest water distribution system from IPEX — AquaRise.

AquaRise Takes the LEED

Located in the Pierrefonds sector of the Pierrefonds/Roxboro borough area of Québec, a new police station was recently built with the environment in mind. The station, which will be gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, features a green roof and comprehensive energy saving systems and building materials from renewable sources.

Mosaic Stadium

From the beginning the owner was interested in the use of thermoplastic piping systems for drain, waste, and ventilation (DWV), potable water and chilled water lines, but research needed to be done. After looking at price and installation-time comparisons with copper and steel pipe, the most cost-effective choice with the quickest install time was thermoplastic pipe.

TOM Provides New Home for AquaRise® and System XFR®

Centrally located in downtown Montréal, close to the city’s financial district, the TOM (Tower of Montreal) Condo is a 40-storey development with 316 units. Ranging in size from 45 m2 to 250 m2. Suites are available with one, two or three bedrooms. With an indoor pool, gym, fitness studio and sauna, along with 24-hour security and concierge, the TOM Condo units offer residents a high level of luxury.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are commonly asked AquaRise® questions.

AquaRise pipe, fittings and valves can be used in plenums and high buildings since it is listed to ULC S102.2 with a Flame Spread Rating of 25 and Smoke Development Classification of 50.
AquaRise can easily accommodate expansion and contraction due to changes in temperature by the use of expansion loops, offsets, or changes of direction.
Only AquaRise SDR 11 which is available for Hot and Cold Potable Water piping applications shall be used for Hot Potable Water re-circulation lines.
There are numerous manufacturers of fire-stopping products listed for use with domestic water, CPVC plumbing pipes such as AquaRise. Consult IPEX for assistance or the firestop manufacturer directly for listed systems available for AquaRise.
AquaRises does not corrode due to aggressive water or suffer erosion from ordinary flow velocities thus providing superior long-term performance.
AquaRise easily transitions to or from other materials using threaded adapters or flanges, for greater job-site flexibility and retrofitting capabilities.
The larger inside diameters of AquaRise will provide equivalent flow to copper and not require upsizing as some smaller ID plastic water systems may require.
Designers and engineers are encouraged to contact their nearest IPEX Sales Office, or local representative for any further consultation or clarification. Call 1-866-473-9462


These resources have been developed to support the proper design and installation of an AquaRise® system.


AquaRise performance and technical characteristics.


This your reference guide to everything AquaRise. From system design, installation and testing, this manual will provide you with the information required to ensure a proper installation.


An informative visual representation of the AquaRise Solvent Welding process.


AquaRise product information to be communicated to workers on the job site. Print and display in several key locations.


A detailed inventory of our AquaRise product line.


A detailed step-by-step set of instructions of the AquaRise Solvent Welding process.


This document will provide you direction regarding the SET schedule (time to allow before the joint can be carefully handled) and the Joint CURE schedule (time to allow before pressurizing the system).


Your resource to a broad range of products for use in both combustible and noncombustible construction. From potable water distribution and DWV to Flue Gas Venting and Fire Protection, IPEX offers a comprehensive range of integrated solutions to meet the needs of engineers and contractors in commercial, institutional, industrial and residential construction.



These specifications are provided as a sample and include AquaRise® pipe, fittings, valves, and solvent cements.



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