An efficient water distribution system starts with a VALVE AND HYDRANT CONDITION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
as part of a comprehensive Asset Management Program for your water system.
VALVE & HYDRANT CONDITION ASSESSMENT VALUE
- Make Informed and faster decisions about your water distribution system
- Field verification of maps
- Early response to emergencies and system shutdowns
- Improve communication with your staff and the public
- Create a permanent record of your water assets
- Systematically plan a work order management program for the ongoing repair and replacement of your water assets
- Order replacement parts without time consuming visits to the field
- Knowledge about the water asset manufacturer and ages in case of recalls
- Make critical decisions with greater confidence
- Improves the overall operability of your water distribution system
- Reduces capital spending on unnecessary replacement of frozen, inoperable, or out of service valves and hydrants
- Minimizes the life cycle costs of owning and operating your water distribution system
- Extends the useful life or your water assets
- Employs GIS mobile technology and mapping services that are easily and quickly deployable to the field…
where it is needed most
- Flow and pressure testing services
VALVE & HYDRANT CONDITION ASSESSMENT APPLICATIONS
We offer an integrated approach to locate, access, inspect, operate, repair, rehabilitate and document work orders and activities for system valves and fire hydrants. We employ state of the art technology, equipment, GIS and information systems as part of our services.
- We work on all valve and hydrant types, manufacturers and sizes
- Return old assets to full operability without replacement
- Create an efficient water distribution system
- Keep track of asset inventory and maintenance activities
- Know exactly where your assets are located
- Retain institutional knowledge about your water system
Our activities are fully documented in a GIS system - yours or ours. Cloud based GIS services available.
Correct Common Valve & Hydrant Operational Issues...
- Not accessible
- Wrong position
- Cannot locate
- Missing or damaged parts
- Paved over
- Case Studies
- Valves (more info...)
- Hydrants (more info...)
Valve & Hydrant Condition Assessment Brochure (click on brochure to download pdf)
Valve & Hydrant
We offer an integrated approach to locate, inspect, operate, repair, rehabilitate and document work activities through data collection and GIS for water system valves and fire hydrants.
Valves are an integral part of all water systems and are designed to control, regulate, stop and start water flowing in the pipes. In emergencies, knowing the exact location and operability of the valves in the system is critical to shut down and isolate the affected section of main in the least amount of time to reduce flooding, the amount of water lost to the environment, and in minimizing the collateral damage to adjacent property and infrastructure during the break. In many parts of the country up to 60% of valves in water systems have been known to be inoperable. Some communities have experienced property losses in the millions of dollars when a large water main couldn’t be shut down quickly during a main failure.
Fire hydrants are used for many purposes in a water system. Their main purpose is for firefighting. Fire hydrants spend most of their time unused and ignored, yet they are called upon in a moment’s notice to provide fire flow for the protection of human life, businesses and homes. They are used for flushing water mains to improve water quality. In addition, utilities often use fire hydrants to test the hydraulic capabilities of the distribution system.
We recommend combining a valve and hydrant condition assessment program since these water assets are extremely important in providing public health and safety to the community. Moreover, valves and hydrants are inherently “connected” both physically and operationally. Having a program in place could also help meet regulatory requirements and improve a community’s ISO fire insurance rating.