In areas within the distribution system where it is difficult to maintain an acceptable level of disinfectant residual, or where taste, color or odor issues are leading to customer complaints, Mueller Co. provides automated flushing and water quality sampling solutions. The Hydro-Guard® system can be programmed to flush a line and monitor water quality conditions in distribution piping. When conditions warrant, the device automatically initiates flushing and helps a utility to comply with U.S. EPA Safe Drinking Water Standards. This system conserves water, reduces chlorine consumption, and improves customer satisfaction, while requiring minimal supervision by utility personnel. By maintaining water quality with a higher degree of consistency, Hydro-Guard® helps utilities reduce complaints, improve compliance and lower operating costs.