Case Study

Installing Hydro-Guard® Automatic Flushing Saves Rural Texas Town $8,000 A Year


Managed by the private, non-profit South Jasper Water Supply, Buna, Texas’ water system contains 91 miles of un-looped distribution pipe with historical water losses of up to 30%. A small operations team is responsible for monitoring two water plants, reading 700 meters, repairing leaks, and flushing water to control the water quality. In an effort to spend less time manually flushing hydrants and focus more time on repairing leaks to reduce non-revenue water loss, South Jasper Water Supply purchased and installed two (2) Hydro-Guard® HG-1 Basic/S Flushing Systems.

According to Working Supervisor Steve Harding, “Mueller builds an excellent product. With all that’s on our plate, we have used the  HG-1 to knock water quality off our daily check list so we can focus on finding and fixing leaks. Before installing the Hydro-Guard units, Buna had water losses of 30%; we are now at 3-8%. Since the Hydro-Guard units allow us to precisely control the amount of flushed water, we dramatically reduced our chlorine usage. Instead of using 3 chlorine cylinders every month at $400 per cylinder, we now use 3 every 7-8 months. This means we are saving around $8,000 a year using two Hydro-Guard HG-1 units.” 

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