Insta-Valve 250 Helps Avoid Nearly Citywide Water Service Disruption

Calipatria, CA — The Insta-Valve 250 provided targeted shutdown to greatly minimize service disruption during repair of a leaking water main.

Golden State Water — which provides water service to Calipatria, California and over 90 other communities in the region — discovered there was a leak coming from a section of a 6-inch, asbestos cement water line.

Crews were dispatched to turn valves surrounding the leak to isolate the area for repair. The crew discovered that multiple valves required for isolation were inoperable and the shutdown area would be expanded. This expansion would disrupt service to the majority of residents and businesses within Calipatria, which was unacceptable. To read their full story, download the project brief.