Property owners are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all water and sewer piping within their property’s boundaries. This includes having a pressure reducing valves (PRV) that is maintained and operational.
The RMOW is committed to minimizing any utility disruption to residents. Municipal water pressure can vary due to a range of factors, from preventative maintenance carried out by the municipality, to a water main break or a municipal emergency such as a fire. When this occurs, water pressure changes can strain internal plumbing fixtures if your PRV is not functioning.
The BC Plumbing Code requires each property to have a PRV, where static pressure exceeds 550kPa (80 PSI). They are available at local hardware and plumbing stores. Homeowners should have their PRV installed and maintained regularly by a professional plumber.