Apparatus for the enhancement of water quality in a subterranean pressurized water distribution system

  • US 6,880,566 B2
  • Filed: 10/20/2003
  • Issued: 04/19/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/12/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for the enhancement of water quality in a subterranean pressurized water distribution system, said apparatus comprising:

  • a flow controlled passage for pressurized water having an inlet adapted for fluid connection to said subterranean pressurized water distribution system, said flow controlled passage having a conduit for directing pressurized water received in said inlet to a routing conduit for initially directing said pressurized water upwardly, said flow controlled passage further including a discharge housing operatively positioned with respect to the routing conduit to receive pressurized water from the routing conduit and redirect said pressurized water downwardly, whereby discharge of said pressurized water upwardly or laterally, and its associated dangers are avoided during purging of the subterranean pressurized water distribution system; and

    a flow control valve disposed along said flow controlled passage for permitting and prohibiting the flow of pressurized water through the flow controlled passage, further comprising a splash guard positioned directly below the discharge housing to receive pressurized water from the discharge housing and reduce erosion to the underlying ground.

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