If you could design your ideal water system,

where would you position the valves?

There are currently more than 1.6 million miles of water lines, with an average age of 45 years, running beneath the streets of the U.S. with cast iron pipes in more than 600 counties more than a century old*.

When these water systems were designed, little consideration was made for the future requirements of the communities they serve, and many were created with no designed-in control points. This shortfall has lead to issues when it comes to extending water systems or carrying out repairs and maintenance.

Traditionally, water system operators are forced to shut off the water to large communities using line stops in order to install new valves and create needed control points. Insertion valves offer a real alternative.

If you could design your ideal water system, where would you position the valves? The AVT EZ Valve enables you to place valves wherever you want, without shutting off the water in the process.

The AVT EZ Valve, an insertion valve for water pipes, has proved itself to be quicker to install, uses an innovative cutting technique, and can be installed at full pressure with no need to shut off the water supply. Available in sizes from 1.5" (40mm) to 24" (600mm) the AVT EZ Valve is installed using the innovative EZ Valve toolkit which includes EM (end milling) machines that cut a slot out of the pipe meaning there is no possibility of coupon drop and the integrity of the pipe is not affected.

*Waterline statistics

AVT EZ Valve insertion valve
AVT EM (end milling) cutting a 120 degree slot across the 4” ductile iron pipe

Lincoln Winwater Safeguards City Water Supply with the AVT EZ Valve

City of Papillion, NebraskaSummaryNew control point required24″ AVT EZ Valve installed on a ductile iron pipeTeam of four installers took eight hours to complete the installationNo service interruption, which was ‘priceless’ to the customerKey TakeawaysCity water supply safeguarded20,000 residents had their water supply maintained during the install and when future maintenance and repair of their…

First 3” EZ Valve® Installed in the U.S. Isolates Church Enabling Repairs

City of Middletown, OhioSummary3” cast iron line service feed running from 100-year-old 16”Isolation required at church to carry out repairsInstalled by AVT EZ Valve expert with assistance from EJPThe City of Middletown Water Department in Ohio was contacted by the Holy Trinity Church as the facility required long-overdue repairs and maintenance to its water system.…

University System Remains Operational Thanks to AVT EZ Valve®

Northeastern US CitySummary Boiler serving a university utility system required repair 4” ductile iron pipe Team of two completed install in an hour-and-a-half The installation of an AVT EZ Valve has helped to future-proof the water system of a university utility system in a Northeastern U.S city.AVT’s newest certified installer Millennium Industrial Services fit the insertion valve to…

Fire Hydrant Repair Program Enabled By AVT EZ Valve®

NORTH TEXAS CITY, USASummary Broken fire hydrants require repair 4” to 12” lines Installs in under an hour 40 to 50 more valves to be installed over the next 12 months When officials from the City of Hawkinsville in Georgia identified the need to repair, maintain and swap out a number of its inoperable fire hydrants they…

AVT EZ Valve® Installed to Maintain Medical District's Water Supply

NORTH TEXAS CITY, USASummary Medical district install where turning off the water was not an option 1 x 8” EZ Valve installed on PVC pipe 1 X 12” EZ Valve installed on PVC pipe Two installers installed both in just six hours Ensuring the provision of an ongoing water supply is never more important than…

AVT EZ Valve® Repairs Municipal Water System Without Interrupting Service

Ponca City, OklahomaPipe Details 24-inch (600-mm) ductile iron pipe municipal water transmission line required repairs Summary Three 24-inch (600-mm) AVT EZ Valves were installed on ductile iron pipe municipal water mains 3 technicians installed three 24-inch (600-mm) AVT EZ Valves in a 3-day period, working 8-hr days The AVT EZ Valve installation allowed water service…

EZ Valve® Technology Improves Water Service Reliability

Yorkshire, EnglandPipe DetailsMunicipal water lineSummary An AVT EZ Valve was installed on a leaking line A single AVT installer completed the repair in 1.5 hours The installation was carried out without interrupting service In 2018, Yorkshire Water established a goal to cut supply interruptions to its customers to an average of two minutes per year…

Modified AVT EZ Valve® Provides Line Control Without Suspending Service

Pipe DetailsA 20-inch (500- mm) ductile iron pipe trunk lineSummary Valve replacement was needed in several locations on a 20-inch (500- mm) trunk line Original repair plans failed to appropriately address the damage A 20-inch (500-mm) EZ Valve was modified to allow horizontal installation on the line Installation was carried out with a shallow excavation…

AVT EZ Valve® 3"

AVT EZ Valve® 3″ (80mm) is an insertion valve that was specifically desigend to handle the size of pipes that can be found in municipal water networks, transmission and distribution lines, wastewater treatment plants, sewer force mains, refining and petrochemical plants and highrise buildings and, it is ideal for use in a range of applications such…

AVT EZ Valve® 1.5" to 2”

The AVT EZ Valve® 1.5″ to 2″ (40mm to 50mm) was specifically desigend to handle the small diameter water pipelines that are found in high-rise buildings, hospitals, factories, HVAC applications and most commercial buildings as well as refining and petrochemical plants. The AVT EZ Valve® 1.5″ to 2″ is an inline insertion valve that can be…

AVT EZ Valve® 4” to 12”

The AVT EZ Valve® 4″ to 12″ (100mm to 300mm) is the most popular range of EZ Valves and ideal for use in a range of locations and applications such as municipal water networks, transmission and distribution lines, wastewater treatments plants, sewer force mains, high-rise buildings, and refining and petrochemical plants.The AVT EZ Valve® 4″…

AVT EZ Valve® 14" to 24”

The AVT EZ Valve® 14″ to 24″ (350mm to 600mm) is the most popular range of EZ Valves and ideal for use in a range of locations and applications such as municipal water networks, transmission and distribution lines, wastewater treatments plants, sewer force mains, refining and petrochemical plants and for ground storage tank isolation.The AVT…

AVT RentEZ

Available in two options: 4” to 12” (100mm to 300mm) and 14” to 24” (350mm to 600mm), the AVT RentEZ program opens the door to easy access to our unique technology through a rent-free or low-cost lease of the AVT EZ Valve® Toolkit.The kit includes an innovative end milling (EM) machine that mills a 120° slot…

AVT EZ Valve® Toolkit

The AVT EZ Valve® Toolkit enables safe and efficient installation of the award-winning AVT EZ Valve, an insertion valve. The innovative EM (end milling) machine is the only one of its type on the market that mills a 120° slot across the pipe rather than cutting a coupon or removing a section of pipe. This…