Q: How often should I exercise my critical valves?
A: The AWWA’s Manual of Water Supply Practices M44 Third Edition recommends that valves deemed critical are inspected and exercised on an annual basis. The intent of valve asset management is to proactively and selectively schedule and perform condition assessments and operations of critical assets in a preplanned manner. Short-staffed operations may find any cycling program difficult to schedule. Many times, utilities outsource the task to specialty service providers – that’s where we can help.
Wachs Water Services works together with utilities to plan and implement a critical asset management plan that improves the quality, reliability and cost efficiency of delivering water to their communities.