ValveTek Contract Operations for NO-DES Technology covers the entire country and serves all water utility systems, military bases, and industrial cleaning applications. NO-DES water main flushing cleans contaminants out of the interior of potable water main lines by use of filtration and discharges only a fraction of what conventional flushing practices discharge. NO-DES is environmentally friendly and conserves drinking water on a municipal level.


NO-DES Flushing Unit on Stand By

This is a fully equipped NO-DES Flushing Unit. It's used to clean water main pipelines by use of filtration to remove debris, sediment, and biofilm.


NO-DES Flushing Rig

Full side view of a stationary NO-DES Flushing Rig.


The Burro

An assistant to the Crew Chief uses the Burro to automatically lift and reel hose for easy job site set up and break down.


Hose unreeled down side street

The NO-DES Rig must position itself between two target fire hydrants and use this long fire hose to connect the hydrants to its' filtration vessels.


Hydrant Attached to NO-DES Rig for Flushing

Once the hydrant is connected too the NO-DES rig with fire hose it can then become part of the flushing loop to pull water from in order to flush without discharge!


Hose Connections Made to NO-DES Inlet and Outlet Filtration Points

The NO-DES Unit pulls dirty water in from deep within the water main, up through the fire hydrant, through our inlet hose and into our filtration bay where it passes through 36 absolute 1 micron filter bags and gets returned through our outlet hose and into a second fire hydrant to be re-distributed within the flushing zone.


Total Carried Hose Capacity Per NO-DES Unit

Each NO-DES Rig is equipped with at least 1200' of hose to give us the ability to reach hydrants spread wide apart. Upon request of the client we can use a larger amount of hose if need be.


NO-DES WATER CONSERVATION

NO-DES Flushing Services saves millions of gallons of water from being flushed and discharged which allows its' users to conserve water on a municipal level and save on non-revenue water loss.


Filtration During Water Main Flushing

Filtration is considered to be the safest, most cost effective, and least invasive method available to the water industry when it comes to improving water quality. See here how NO-DES Operators pull dirty filter bags out of the NO-DES filter vessel to replace during the flushing process.


Dirty Filter Bag

ValveTek uses Absolute 1 Micron rated filter bags during flushing operations using NO-DES Technology. These bags have six layers of filtration! The bag seen here was removed, along with 35 others, because of the massive amount of biofilm and debris that has been loaded into it after a few short minutes of NO-DES flushing on a potable water main.


Filtration to Remove Sediment and Debris

Filter bags capture sediment and debris that is stirred up within the main and pumped into the NO-DES filtration vessels.


Street Signage and Traffic Control

During NO-DES flushing operations hose can be laid out down curb-sides and sidewalks as to not disrupt traffic or normal daily functions.


Traffic Passes Over NO-DES Water Line During Operations

Traffic is not effected from NO-DES Operations. The rig easily fits on the shoulder of a road and water lines can be laid out down curbs and sidewalks. If a NO-DES water line needs to cross a street and vehicles need to pass over the hose during operations, ValveTek operators can place small traffic ramps out so that cars may pass with no disruption.


Inlet and Outlet Hoses Charged with Water During Flushing Process

As one water line pulls distribution water into the NO-DES rig the other hose lets it come out once its gone through the filtration process. The water going back into the distribution system has been filtered down to below 1 NTU of turbidity and has been analyzed by a duel inline turbidity reading system on the NO-DES control panel.


Operators Control Panel

The operators control panel on the NO-DES unit comes equipped with; two inline turbidity meters, three pressure gauges, one flow meter, and all pump engine readings to operate the rig smoothly and safely.


Operators Panel: Inline Turbidity Meters

The NO-DES operators control panels center piece is its two electronic inline turbidity meters. These two meters analyze and read turbidity levels as water comes in the NO-DES unit and as it goes out of the NO-DES unit. ValveTek flushes all water mains until turbidity meters read less than 1.0 NTU and will not stop a flushing sequence until that goal is reached.


Chlorine Testing During Flushing

Chlorine levels are measured periodically during the flushing process and recorded on a flushing report by NO-DES operators. Chlorine can be stripped and injected during a NO-DES flush.


Chlorine Tank and Meter

All NO-DES Flushing Units offer the availability to inject chlorine to boost residuals during the flushing process. Chlorine levels can be read with hand held devices and boosted with a timed drip and meter. ValveTek never carries any chemicals of our own and will only use chlorine that has been provided by the client.


Mapping Out Flushing Sequences

NO-DES Operators will work together to map out the best distribution flushing plan and approach for cleaning your system and infrastructure in a safe and efficient manor.


NO-DES Trailer Unit

NO-DES also offers trailer mounted equipment that can be mobilized to any location and stored very easily.