How we’re using valves to save Cape Town.

You probably know that Cape Town is running out of water. Reducing water loss is an important part of the strategy for postponing day zero.

Water loss is a significant problem for water supply authorities everywhere. It’s worse here in Africa where skilled operators aren’t always available to manage and maintain complex electronic pressure and flow management solutions.

Enter the Maric flow control valve. It’s a simple robust flow control system that needs little maintenance or attention. We’ve recently supplied these to a pilot project in Cape Town. We expect to see significant reductions in water loss.

The ratio reducing valve is another bullet-proof solution to water loss. It drops pressure during periods of low demand to reduce losses from leaks.

The ratio reducing valve requires almost no engineering input to size or commission. And once it’s in place it can be ignored for years.

It doesn’t suffer from low flow instability, delayed reaction times or the risk of cavitation that you get with a more complex pilot-operated installation.

It’s also tamperproof and immune to dirty water.

More information on using valves to reduce water loss is available here.