RISER VALVE PROJECT – WHAT ARE THESE ANNOYING SHUTDOWNS FOR?:
Posted By mcooper on September 6, 2022
The Aria Board of Directors and Management know how frustrating water shutdowns are, not to mention the frustrations with post-shutdown complications with temperature balancing and debris. This is precisely the reason the Board approved the major project of replacing all the Riser Valves (168 Valves) in the building. The scope of this project is huge, so these major water shutdowns have been scheduled so the plumbers can replace these valves in the shortest reasonable timeframe. Once this project is complete, future water shutdowns (and the frustrations that follow them) will be reduced in both frequency and in the number of units/locations affected in each shutdown.
With faulty riser valves, if one unit has a leaking kitchen sink angle stop, all units in the zone might need to be without water to make this minor angle stop replacement. With functioning Riser Valves, the shutdown to make this minor repair would be much more isolated. For example, if unit 1801 had to replace a leaking angle stop, without functioning riser valves, all units from 18-24 might have to be without water while a plumber made the repair. With functioning riser valves, if unit 1801 had a kitchen angle stop leak, the water shut down could be localized to only ’01-unit kitchens from floors 18-24.
Here is also a YouTube video for greater understanding of how these valves function: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txDANNh4_ME
A broken riser valve constitutes a valve that the handle does not control the ball or the ball valve no longer has a solid spherical side in its closed position and therefore cannot stop water flow.
Below you will find the upcoming riser valve replacement water shut offs. Tuesday, September 14th, is the regularly scheduled shut down for unit work. No unit plumbing should take place during the other water shutoffs. Please prepare to have enough drinkable water in your unit and potentially fill your tub so you have extra water available for flushing if needed during these shut offs. We appreciate your patience with this project.
|Date of Shut Down||Affected Units||Work to be Completed|
|9am- 5pm Tuesday, September 6th||Lower Zone Floors 1-7||Low Zone Riser Valves|
|9am- 5pm Thursday, September 8th||Lower Zone Floors 1-7||Low Zone Riser Valves|
|9am- 5pm Tuesday, September 13th||Lower Zone Floors 1-7||Low Zone Riser Valves|
|9am- 5pm Wednesday, September 14th||Middle Zone Floors 8-16||Mid Zone Riser Valves|
|9am- 5pm Thursday, September 15th||Low Zone Floors 1-7||Low Zone Riser Valves|