Valve maintenance tends to get little attention except when there is a main break. According to AWWA, every valve should be operated through a full cycle on a schedule designed to prevent a buildup of deposits. The valve crews are in charge of making sure valves will open and close when required and ensure water quality and adequate fire flows. Operating valves as it relates to Homeland Security since someone could compromise the water system. Organizations that take advantage of a valve maintenance program realize the benefits to them and the public.
Runtime: 15 Min.