On Thursday, December 16, 2004 a new water pressure zone was established by Burlington in the City’s northwestern service area. Customers in this designated area experienced additional water pressure that in some cases amounted to as much as a 50% increase.
Pressure regulating valves had recently been installed by most customers in the new high pressure zone. These PRVs minimized any adverse impacts of higher pressure or surges caused by additional pumping within the system.
Within several hours of the transition, a few calls from the public were received by the City regarding leaks in public utility lines or issues regarding private plumbing systems. These problems were resolved within a short period of time.
As a result of the investment associated with the new pressure zone, many water customers have improved pressure and the City is now poised to provide water to our future western growth areas. Later in January, Greensboro will draw water from Burlington via the new pressure zone and will become the City’s largest water customer.