Yes, research on PVC pipes manufactured and used continuously in Europe in the 1930s shows that these products have a service life of up to one hundred years or more, which often exceeds the service life of the structures they are installed in.
In addition, PVC has an impressive long-term durability record. When water utility managers and engineering companies surveyed in a study sponsored by the American Hydraulic Association Research Foundation, they used corrosion resistance, longevity and durability as the main reasons for choosing PVC. PVC is ranked first when these same water professionals are required to compare PVC to other common types of pressure pipes. [Come from: Moser, AP and Kellogg, Kenneth G., "Polyethylene (PVC) Pipeline Performance Evaluation", AWWA Research Foundation, Denver, Colorado, 1994.
Municipal water supply and sewer transport
PVC is a thermoplastic derived from chlorine (from industrial grade salts) and carbon (mainly refined from oil/gas). Compared to other polymers, it is less dependent on non-renewable crude oil and natural gas, so PVC is considered a natural resource-saving plastic compared to oil-dependent plastics such as PE, PP, PET and PS. Chlorine imparts excellent fire resistance to PVC: When PVC is on fire, the flame will extinguish itself due to the self-extinguishing properties of the material.