With over 5,000 underground valves within the FOWD distribution system, it is important to maintain and exercise them on a regular basis. During emergencies, properly functioning valves help expedite repairs. During routine operations, valves allow pipelines to be isolated for preventative maintenance activities. In short, valves play a vital role in ensuring our customers receive sufficient water pressure and exceptional water quality.
The FOWD’s goal is to exercise approximately 1,000 valves annually.