Fire Hydrant Testing, Possible Impacts
The Town and associated partners will also be testing fire hydrants and water systems during the next few months. Residents may experience water discoloration as a result. Discoloration is normal during the process, and can be corrected by allowing faucets to run for a couple minutes until clear.
This process will also cause some pressure fluctuation in the waterlines throughout town. In the past, some homeowners and businesses have experienced some damage to their property because the water heater was not installed with a pressure relief valve. Please take a moment to ensure the pressure relief valve is draining properly. The Town of Lyons will not be liable for any damages caused to property because of this issue.
A pressure relief
valve is different from a pressure reducing
valve, though both are recommended for stable water pressure in your home or business. Pressure relief valves continuously vent devices at a set pressure; pressure reducing valves reduce pressure from the water supply main, to ensure constant flow of water when the main pressure fluctuates.
Town Rebate for Pressure Reducing Valves
The Town recognizes not all buildings were constructed or retrofit with PRVs, and that functioning PRVs in individual units provide a benefit to both the building owner and the
Town. The Town has identified a rebate program, as a way to encourage and support PRVs.
- Maximum rebate is $125 Per Water Account.
- An application must be filled out for each unit if each unit has a separate water account. Properties that have 5 or more units must fill out a Multifamily/Commercial application.
- Residences must not have an existing PRV installed, or the existing PRV must be greater than 20 old.
- Maximum rebate is $125 per water account for parts and/or labor. Tax is not included.
- Limit one per household for the life of the house.
- Customers must consider carefully any recommendations about changing the water pressure inside the home. The Town of Lyons is not responsible for any problems that might occur with reducing the water pressure. Future replacement or repair of the PRV is the property owner’s responsibility.
- The PRV must be installed by a licensed plumber.
For more information on pressure relief and pressure reducing valves
, including the rebate program overview and application, visit https://www.townoflyons.com/280/Pressure-Relief-Reducing-Valve