WaStop® Inline Check valve
By installing Wastop check valves the city was able to maintain near full capacity flow toward the river while preventing flow in the reverse direction. The Wastops were simple to install and require no maintenance. After eight years of service the City of Windsor’s operations group are able to state with certainty that WaStop check valves require virtually zero maintenance.
There are now close to 60 Wastop inline check valves installed in the City of Windsor’s piping systems. Besides the Riverside Drive area described above, many of the check valves are installed in manholes on city streets. The Wastops are often used to prevent flow reversal within the combined sanitary/storm system, ensuring the fluid can only flow in one direction through the piping. The City continue to design WaStop check valves into their growing system because they know they can rely on these valves to perform as expected when it matters most. With changing climate conditions more unusual high water/high rainfall conditions are expected and the City knows all to well the significant costs that flooding can cause.