Exercising is Good for You…and the District’s Valves! The ability to turn a water main valve off when a repair is necessary is critical in all repair work. The District’s infrastructure in some areas is over 90 years old, and servicing the valves that shut down the water main is an absolute must.
The District has over 120 miles of water main and approximately 1,000 control valves that are necessary in isolating a section of water main to make needed repairs. The integrity of the entire water system is dependent on the reliable operation of these valves during routine maintenance, especially during emergency situations. By exercising these valves with this state-of-the-art equipment, which includes a hydraulic actuator and an onboard computer, will greatly speed up and increase the efficiency of the repairs.