- Replace more than 1,369 feet of pipe due to age
Mecklenburg County building codes require pressure-reducing valves (PRVs) to be installed on new or remodeled residential plumbing where there is evidence of water pressure exceeding 80 psi. A PRV reduces the water pressure coming into your home to protect your plumbing much the same way that an electrical surge protector protects your computer or television. CLTWater estimates that customers will experience water pressure in excess of 80 psi on this/these streets. During your next visit by a plumber ask to have your existing PRV checked. If you do not have a PRV, consider having water pressure tested to see if you may want one installed.