Public Works Water Division
Welcome citizens. Currently the Water Division is starting the annual valve
maintenance program. This program involves a four man crew, two service
trucks, and two vacuum trailers. The crewmen acquire a Comprehensive Water Map of
the City's Water Distribution System. This information tells the operator where
the water valves are located and the size of each valve. The operators will
actually vacuum the debris out of the valve box and then exercise the water
One of the most frequently asked questions is why the City performs water
valve maintenance. The answer is to insure that the valve is in the open
position, that it actually works, and most importantly, that the City can count
on it when needed. This maintenance procedure is one of the most important ones
that we perform. The American Water Works Association recommends that water
system valves are exercised annually. When the crew finds a water valve that is
in need of repair, we schedule it as a priority. The City of Show Low's Water
Distribution System has well over 2,000 water valves.
In addition to the water valve maintenance, the City Water Division performs
tests on the water supply to ensure compliance from ADEQ and the EPA. The Water
Gazette is published each year and is available to all residents. This report
can be read online by clicking the
Current Water Quality Report link.
Feedback and questions from the citizens of our town are welcomed. Please
feel free to contact Cort Carpenter, Water Supervisor, at 928-532-4100,
Monday thru Friday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. should you have
any questions, comments, or concerns.