The Importance of a Pressure Control Valve in the Water Supply Network

Challenged water distribution companies are committed to identifying and installing control mechanisms because of the rising cost of water leakage. The leakage problem has never been more prevalent than in this period of the coronavirus pandemic. Lockdowns and quarantines are forcing people to stay home or work from home, resulting in increased water consumption. To standardise and control water pressure, pressure control valves are being installed in water supply networks, known to be more effective and provide a faster return of investment. A pressure control valve has been proven to be more effective in controlling pressure and the occurrence of leakage. 

A pressure control valve and its network usually are sectored in areas defined by pressure levels according to topography. Once installed, the pressure control valve will limit high or downstream pressure. This shows the importance of pressure control valves as a loss reduction tool.

Why Use Pressure Control Valves?

Water isn’t as plentiful a source as everyone thinks. But as a natural resource that everyone needs, we need to protect it. We need to secure water for growing populations everywhere in the world. All types of control valves can help reduce water leakages and contribute to efficient water supply management. The valves can maintain a certain pressure, flow, or level regardless of any changes in the supply network.

Water Leakages and Its Effects

From the environmental perspective, when significant amounts of precious water are lost, it deprives many people who need to use it. It also strains the natural process to replenish this resource. The energy used to treat and distribute the lost water is wasted as well. For water distribution utilities, non-revenue water that has been produced and then lost before it reaches the customer through leaks is a source of unwanted cost.

A Pressure Control Valve Helps a Lot

Automatic pressure control valves are used to get efficient pressure and flow management. This results in savings for water companies, minimises risk of contamination, less disruption to consumers, reduced risk of pipe bursts and water hammering, and generally reduced water loss due to leakages. The fewer repairs a water utility does, the less disruption to the customers and the water distribution.


MasterMac2000 P/L has been distributing all types of pressure control valve and other pneumatic valves since it was established in 1989. The company has grown to become one of Australia’s largest process valve and pneumatic component distributors. During this period of the coronavirus pandemic, MasterMac2000 continues its distribution of vital components and parts for essential industries such as water distribution and the energy and power sector. If you need essential parts, visit the MasterMac2000 website at

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About MasterMac2000: Your Trusted Pneumatic & Process Automation Partner.

LEADING THE INDUSTRY: Established in 1989, MasterMac2000 has grown to become one of Australia's largest privately owned pneumatic and process automation companies. We stock top-quality brands like Univer, Mack, Tolomatic, Mac, Piab, American, and Rotoflux in Brisbane.

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About The Author

Stuart Havill

Stuart Havill is the owner and manager of MasterMac2000, Queensland's largest privately owned pneumatic and process valve company.

With his early working career as a maintenance fitter for Boral in 1992, Stuart has spent his life in the field of pneumatics and process equipment. He gained extensive experience in plant design, maintenance, repairs, fabrication, and site management.

In 1996, he transitioned to a pneumatic sales technician role at MasterMac2000, where he excelled in key account management, providing cost-effective solutions, and managing a sales team of 9 employees.

Since 2002, Stuart has been the manager at MasterMac2000, overseeing the company's growth and establishing it as a leader in pneumatic automation and process valve engineering. His expertise spans customer training, CRM setup, industrial compressor sizing and installation, and turn-key project management.

Under Stuart's leadership, MasterMac2000 has been servicing the industry since 1988, with 5 full-time sales representatives covering northern rivers NSW, Queensland, Northern Territory, and PNG. The company prides itself on providing the best-priced solutions to all customers in the marketplace.

View Stuart’s LinkedIn profile to learn more about his expertise in pneumatics and process equipment.

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