News — Valve maintenance
Posted by Mark Beatty on
Are your valve boxes prepared for winter? There are some things you can do to make your life easier, job in the spring easier, and save some money in the long run with valve box asset management. These involve keeping valve boxes from getting damaged from snow plows, insuring that lids are secure to keep out winter salt, debris, an grime, preventing a long spring valve box clean out program, and finding the valve boxes in the winter snow and ice. If you have a winter main break and need to either access the valve box for a leak detector or leak correlator will you be able to? How much water may leak and freeze if you have to thaw out a frozen broken valve box to shut off a valve in large main break, or if you have to wait on a vac truck to do the clean out?