Wisconsin Community Solves Backflow Issues with Red Valve Control and Check Valves


A Wisconsin water utility was looking for an alternative to a flapper valve as a part of their lift station renovation. Prior to Red Valve, the public works department used a conventional flapper valve. The flapper valve was not working out because it had numerous problems with debris accumulation, causing the water utility crew to disrupt operations and clear debris regularly. Also, the flapper valve did not seal properly so backflow became a huge issue.  The water utility needed a reliable, long-lasting, low-maintenance valve.


To solve this issue, planners turned to Red Valve to purchase Red Valve Series 75 Manual Control Valves and Tideflex® Series 39 Inline Check Valves. The combined products selected would solve their issues now and into the future.


The installed Series 75 Manual Control Valves included a full port design which eliminated dead spots, crevices, seats and bearings, where slurry or debris can hang up and impair operations. The heart of this unique valve is the durable, elastomer flexible rubber sleeve, which is reinforced with high-strength fabric.

The Series 39 Inline Check Valves were selected because they eliminate levers, springs and flappers that require maintenance and are prone to clogging. The Series 39 Valve also includes a fabric reinforced elastomer check sleeve that provides through-flow at minimum pressure drop across the valve at all times.

Red Valve products successfully solved their backflow and debris issues with no maintenance required.  The water utility was able to work with Red Valve Company to find the perfect products and solutions to fulfill all of their needs.

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