City of Ypsilanti

Posted on: May 12, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE: YCUA Conducting Valve Turning Exercise Program

YCUA Conducting Valve Turning Exercise Program


Last Updated: 12 May 2017

YCUA will be conducting a conventional valve turning exercise program to maintain the quality and longevity of all water system valves. Being able to operate these valves at a moment’s notice is extremely important. In an emergency, sections of a distribution system may need to be shut down without delay.

Conventional water system valve turning consists of closing and then opening each valve in a specific neighborhood. During this process, customers might experience discolored water and sediment for a short period of time.

After valve exercising has been completed in a neighborhood, it may be necessary to purge internal plumbing. Running several cold taps at full force for a short period will usually flush out any discolored water. If the water is not clear, wait one-half hour and repeat the flushing process again.

Running water outside through a garden hose is also an effective way to flush out your service. It is also a good idea to remove and clean out the screens on faucet aerators, which may have gathered particles during the valve exercising process.

Any customers who experience continued abnormally low pressure and/or low flow volume throughout the house should call the number listed below. Valve exercising will normally take place between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm. For more information, go to or call (734) 484 - 4600 ext. 307.

2017 Valve Exercise Locations by Month


Ypsilanti Township – East of Hewitt and North of Congress

- Hewitt, Valley, and Congress Subdivisions

Ypsilanti Township – South of Packard and West of Hewitt

- Clubview Subdivision

City of Ypsilanti – North of W Michigan Ave. and South of W Forest

- Central Business District


City of Ypsilanti – North of I-94 and South of W Michigan Ave

- Gateway North and Gateway South Subdivisions


City of Ypsilanti – West of S Summit and South of Recreation Park

- Woods and Pleasant Ave

Ypsilanti Township – Holmes Rd from N. Prospect to Spencer Lane

- Holmes Road Phases 1 and 2



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