Anyone who owns or operates a property that's been outfitted with Victaulic's 608 butterfly valve.
Victaulic Butterfly Valves: What Problems Are Being Reported?
It is believed that a part of the valve known as an “internal ductile disk” may deteriorate and degrade when exposed to chloramine, a type of water treatment that’s used instead of chlorine by water utility districts across the country. While Victaulic claims the valve was never intended for use in systems that contain this type of disinfectant, attorneys still have reason to believe the company knew about the problem and failed to tell consumers about it.
Attorneys suspect that the alleged problem can not only damage the valve, but also the water system. Some have reported that the valves won’t shut off the water as intended, releasing black particles and sludge into the water supply.
How Do I Know If I Have These Valves?
These valves are typically located in mechanical rooms, water entry rooms and on distribution floors – though it all depends on the set up of your building. The valves are typically exposed and have orange handles with the word “Victaulic” written in black.
How a Class Action Lawsuit Could Help
A lawsuit could help seek compensation for repairs done to the valves and plumbing systems, as well as property damage and other losses.