Exercise water valves

Exercise water valves by turning

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No not casting out devils, but turning the water valves buried below the roads so they are able to function when needed.This city worker estimates that there are about 700 valves in the city in the main water lines. They do not exercise the valve that is near your sidewalk as there is a cost benefit to be considered.

If there is a waterline failure at your home the liability rests at the valve, anything on the other side of the valve is the homeowners cost to repair. The trench from the sidewalk to the home itself can be thousands of dollars in machine time.

water pipes,copper Can be a large expense item File photo KDG

Water pipes,copper, can be a large expense item File photo KDG

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