Crews repair water valve that caused drop in water pressure

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published August 8, 2018

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Residents and businesses in the northwest part of Troy were asked to conserve water after a failed valve affected water pressure Aug. 3, city officials said. 

There was no need to boil water, according to a press release the city issued Aug. 3. 

The affected area was generally bounded by Wattles Road, South Boulevard, Adams Road and Coolidge Highway. 

“We encourage residents to turn off lawn irrigation systems and other nonessential uses of water,” the release states. 

The Troy Water and Sewer Division replaced the broken 12-inch pressure control valve, which had caused the below normal water pressure, by 4 p.m. Aug. 5, a day ahead of schedule, according to the release. 

Residents were able to resume normal outdoor watering and use of irrigation systems. 

The valve is responsible for regulating the incoming water pressure delivered from the Great Lakes Water Authority at Square Lake and Adams roads.

Crews were initially expected to finish repairing and replacing the valve by noon Aug. 6.