Five automatic Pressure Regulating Valves (PRVs) will be installed in the City in the coming months. The valves will be installed along the borders of high and low pressure planes of the water distribution system to automatically regulate water sharing between the two planes using pre-determined pressure settings. Simply put, the valves will act as a bridge to ensure an automatic, constant flow of water between the high and low water pressure planes.
The installation of the pressure regulating valves, which is part of the City’s Southlake 2030 Water Master Plan, has two primary goals:
The installation of the PRVs will also allow the City’s water system personnel to better monitor any changes to the water pressure and to the valves themselves. Because these new valves are automatic and respond to pre-determined pressure settings, the City’s remote water monitoring system (SCADA) will keep tabs on the valves and allow water personnel to address problems with greater efficiency.
Since the installation of these valves will affect five locations around the City, it’s important to note that impact to citizens during the installation should be minimal. However, residents around the construction zones need to be aware of a few things:
For more information on this project, please contact Alex Ayala, P.E. with the Public Works Department at 817-748-8274. You may also visit the project website by clicking the link above or by clicking here.