The water that supplies the sewage-filled streets of Liberia and Guinea is now the first major piece of equipment to fall into the hands of the Ebola outbreak.
The pipe, called a “water pipe”, was first used by the Ebola-hit Liberian government as part of a plan to supply sewage to the capital Monrovia.
The water was used to treat the sewage.
The pipes are made from a copper alloy, which is made of oxygen-neutralised zinc.
The metal has also been used in water purification and other industrial applications.
But the copper pipe is made from an alloy of aluminium and nickel.
The new piece of technology, made by the US company Bendix, is the first water-purification system in the world to be made entirely out of copper.
The first prototype was put together in Liberia last year.
But there are still a lot of hurdles to overcome before the pipes are ready to be used, according to the company.
“There are a lot issues with getting it right, and the technicalities are very, very, complex,” said Joe Bendix.
“We have to have that right before we can actually start to use the water pipes.”
Liberia is a country of over 50 million people, most of them living in poverty.
But Liberia’s isolation and isolationist stance have created a climate of fear that is hard to overcome.
The country has not been declared a country, meaning it is not subject to the same laws and customs that apply to other nations.
The island nation has a population of only 6.6 million, so it does not have the same level of international support as some of the other nations that have fallen victim to the Ebola virus.
But Bendix says the pipe could help in Liberia’s struggle to cope with the virus.
“If we can do the job, that would be a very big help,” Mr Bendix said.
“I don’t think there’s any question that Liberia is going to be a little bit better off as a result of it.”
The pipes have been made by Bendix using zinc alloy.
It is the second time Bendix has used the copper alloy in an Ebola treatment system.
The company has also made water purifiers in the past, and this latest batch is being made in a facility in the US.
The copper pipe was built using recycled materials and Bendix’s own raw materials.
But it took more than three years to build the copper and nickel components, Bendix spokesman Michael Johnson said.
He said the copper is more durable than the copper in most other Ebola treatment systems, and it has been tested and approved for use in Liberia.
“They are very reliable, so we’ve had them on for almost a year and we’re confident that they are safe to use,” Mr Johnson said of the pipes.
The project is a joint venture between Bendix and the Liberian Ministry of Health, with help from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The company said the pipes have a life of up to 50 years.
“When we get the first batch of these copper pipes on the market, we’ll be able to get the job done,” Mr Wilson said.
Bendix will begin selling the copper pipes to Liberia’s government in the coming months.