A major coastal city in Florida had been experiencing problems with high tidewater surcharging storm water pipes located in a densely populated beach area, causing the streets to flood. As part of an infrastructure improvement project that was designed to stop this flooding, the city installed numerous Red Valve Company CheckMate inline check valves.
In 2006, the Merrimac River flooded into two residential areas in a Massachusetts city. Twenty-five homes were damaged during the incident.
In the past, this city had partnered with Red Valve Company for flow-metering work. It called Red Valve again to discuss using Tideflex check valves in order to prevent future flooding in these areas.
During typical rain events, a storm drain located in a Michigan community would rise significantly and backflow into a connecting storm sewer, causing flooding on heavily traveled streets and adjacent properties. The city installed a duckbill check valve to help prevent the backflow. Unfortunately, the valve protruded from a retaining wall and was damaged by violent surging that occurred at the mouth of the drain during storms.
A neighborhood in Kentucky was plagued by unpleasant odors that emanated from the community’s combined sewer system (CSO). The odors originated in a collection basin that collects storm water and discharges it through a pipe into the CSO.