In 1874 Joseph Watts founded the Watts Regulator Company that made their reputation by “Setting the Standard in Valve Technology.” During this time, Watts manufactured pressure reducing valves to regulate steam and relief valves to ensure safe operation of water heaters and boilers.
In the 1900’s, Watts introduced the revolutionary combination temperature and pressure (T&P) relief valve, a protection device for use on hot water supply tank systems. The T&P valves prevented dangerous hot water heater explosions and continue to be an integral part of today’s water heating systems.
In the 1970’s, Watts was instrumental in the promotion of backflow prevention devices to prevent the backward flow of contaminated water from entering into the potable water supply. They have lead the backflow prevention market ever since.
Today, Watts is part of the Watts Water Technologies group with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. Watts designs, manufactures and sells an extensive line of flow control products for the water quality, residential plumbing & heating, commercial and OEM markets.