Steubenville, Ohio — Hydra-Stop’s solution allowed a targeted shutdown to stop a massive and costly water loss.
A 12-inch valve in the downtown area of Steubenville was leaking approximately 150-200 gallons of water per minute from its bonnet. The city attempted to isolate the leak with existing valves surrounding the area but were unsuccessful. The city then tried moving the isolation area out two city blocks in each direction from the source, affecting service to four city blocks which contain multiple businesses and restaurants.
By this point, the valve had been leaking for about a month, costing the city somewhere between 6.5 to 8.7 million gallons in water loss. To read their full story, download the project brief.