Plastic pipe possesses a high strength-to-weight ratio making it uniquely positioned to offer significant energy savings in the transport of pipe to a job-site as compared to other non-plastic piping options. For example, a nominal 8-inch polyethylene (PE) pressure pipe used for water main installations weighs 8 pounds/foot as compared to 8-inch ductile iron pipe that weighs roughly 21 pounds/foot. Assuming a truckload capacity of 40,000 pounds that would equate to 5000 linear feet of PE pipe. A truckload of ductile iron pipe limited to the same 40,000 pounds would equate to 1900 feet of pipe. Obviously, this increases the number of truckloads and, hence, the energy required to transport pipe to a specific job-site.