As the premier manufacturer of valve maintenance systems, we often rely on our business partners for real world statistics of valve operability & system readiness both before a PM program is put into practice and after. Commonly quoted statistics are 60% readiness (meaning the valves that can be located, accessed and are functional) before a PM program is started to 90+% readiness after. Based on the a variety of factors, this readiness value can be translated to costs when trigger events happen (lost product, collateral damage, service disruption and public trust). Without fail, the cost of these risk factors always outweighs the costs of a preventive maintenance program. The below example from WWS is just another case study reinforcing the value of using the right tools to protect & improve the cities investment in infrastructure.