A valve is a critical piece of equipment that helps support the transportation of water. The District has approximately 21,000 valves throughout our service area that are primarily used to isolate sections of pipe in the event of planned or emergency repairs and connections. In 2015, we began to identify key valves throughout our distribution system
that need to be replaced to improve water reliability and protect the infrastructure that helps deliver water and recycled water service to our customers. We continue to assess key infrastructure and make necessary improvements. Visit www.mnwd.com/operations to learn more about our water supply and systems.