Most of the water mains in Park City are made of iron, which makes them affordable and reliable. These water mains can last a long time if they do what they were made to do, transport water from one place to another. However, aging pipelines experience cracks and joint failures from time to time as a result of their age combined with small amounts of settling in support base.
Chances of breaks can be exacerbated by high pressures that occasionally occur due to the complex system of pressure zones in Park City. The Park City Water Department staff proactively perform monthly checks, maintenance and repair of all pressure reducing valves in the city to preclude breaks directly related to high pressures.
Unfortunately, water line breaks cause interruption of water service, damage to property, messy streets, and sometimes temporarily cause discolored water delivery to our customers. Water Department staff are on-call 24 hours a day and respond as quickly as possible to keep outages to a minimum.