Safety & Regulation
Safe & Compliant Every Step of the Way
Dating back to the industrial revolution, our products have kept water, water system equipment, and the people operating our water systems, safe. Preventing the over-pressurization of hot water vessels to prevent explosion was our earliest focus; today, water contamination and scalding are among the greatest risks we aim to address.
Water can become contaminated in the source water as well as in its distribution system after water treatment has already occurred. Additionally, the growth of pathogens continues to be a pervasive health threat to drinking water, particularly for populations most vulnerable to illness.
Temperature regulation is equally important to safety, as even small increases in water temperature can lead to scalding at faucets in homes and buildings. Scalding leads to over 100,000 emergency room visits per year in the U.S. One study published in the Journal of Burn Care Research found that hot water temperatures were unsafe in 41% of inspected urban homes.
Protects potable water supplies from contamination or pollution.
Supports energy conservation through more efficient water temperature management, reducing energy costs.
Automatic Control Valves
Reduces a community's waste water treatment load, saving consumers up to 30% on hot water.