What's the Difference Between a Sewage Pump and a Grinder Pump

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on May 22, 2020 1:42 PM


Though it is pretty common to hear the terms used interchangeably, there's actually some pretty significant differences between a sewage pump and a grinder pump. Both are used at elevations where mechanical assistance is needed to move sewage up a grade. But what are those differences between them, and which type of pump should you use in which situation? Here is a quick look at both types of pumps and the environments they should be used in.

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Improve the Dewatering Process with Dandy Dewatering Bags

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Apr 09, 2020 10:26 AM

When you're working on dewatering a location, it can be a tough, but very important, process. But why is it so important, how does it take place and what are some of the best items to use to make it happen faster and more effectively? Here's a quick look at these questions and more to help you through the process.

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Effluent Pump Basics: What You Need to Know

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Mar 26, 2020 8:50 AM

When you're trying to move water, there are a number of options available, but water in your sewer system requires special handling. Because of the potential solids, bacterial load and similar concerns, when you need to get your greywater from point A to point B, you need an effluent pump, which is used to move water with limited solids. Here's a quick breakdown of what you should know to get started with effluent pumps and how to keep your pumps operating effectively through proper management.

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How to Install Polyethylene Culvert and Drain Pipe

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Mar 20, 2020 8:54 AM

When it's time to upgrade your culverts, have you considered polyethylene? With a strong, corrugated exterior that provides superior strength and a smooth interior that improves hydraulic flow, polyethylene culverts and drain pipes provide you with a good option to improve stormwater management in your water utility. But what do you need to do to properly install this type of material? Here's a quick glance at the overall process.

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Find Your Pipes with Copperhead Industries High Strength Tracer Wire

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Jan 13, 2020 12:07 PM

When you've got a new project coming up, how much time do you waste trying to trace your supply lines or mains? This type of work can make a project significantly more expensive than it needs to be while ignoring this type of work can create a dangerous situation when heavy equipment accidentally severs gas, water, power or communications lines. Fortunately, there's an easier way to find your pipes without wasting a lot of precious time: adding tracer wire to your pipes as you lay them in place.

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Winter Hydrant Maintenance: Thawing Frozen Hydrants

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Jan 10, 2020 9:20 AM

With Old Man Winter setting solidly in for the season, your water utility is probably facing some serious problems. However, one of the most life-threatening issues that your utility can face is frozen hydrants. Instead of simply being an inconvenience for your customers, it can be a real problem that can threaten lives when a fire breaks out. But that doesn't mean that you can just hit your hydrants with anything to get them to thaw when they're frozen. Using the right techniques ensure that your hydrants can be thawed in a safe, damage-free manner. Here's how:

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Reduce Zinc and Dissolved Metals in Runoff with Zinc-B-Gone

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Dec 10, 2019 2:04 PM

With water quality standards receiving a stronger level of focus and environmental regulation on the forefront, water runoff has become a hot topic for engineers, water utilities, industrial companies and municipalities around the country. But what if you're having to deal with potential issues involving zinc and dissolved metals in your roof runoff? What solution can you bring to bear that will reduce your levels to below action levels? If this is an issue that you're facing, the Zinc-B-Gone line of rooftop runoff filtration products may be a strong contender for a solution. Learn more about these issues and how these stormwater filtration products can provide great options for your needs.

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Get Your Water Utility Task List Done with Reed Manufacturing Pipe Tools & Vises

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Nov 19, 2019 10:26 AM


When you need to get through your task list, having the right tools for the job can make a huge difference in your productivity. Poor-quality tools can make your work crews spend forever in the field, frustrated while trying to get the job done. Team EJP has partnered with Reed Pipe Tools & Vises to provide our customers with some of the highest-quality tools on the market, specifically developed for the water utility industry. Here's a quick look at some of our favorite tools from this exceptional manufacturer.

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Stormwater: The Last Frontier in the Business of Water

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Nov 11, 2019 10:34 AM


Written By: Pete Hanrahan, CPESC, Everett J. Prescott, Inc.

In 2016, Adam Lovell, Executive Director of Water Services of Australia, was quoted saying, “We lead the world in [water resource management] except having stormwater properly incorporated into the urban water cycle.” 

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Reduce Rock Riprap with the InstaTurf ShearForce12 Transition Mat

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Sep 19, 2019 9:27 AM

When you're working on an erosion control project, flow transition zones in front of culvert and pipe outfalls can be a serious issue. Sometimes it's covered in water, sometimes it's bare, and it's one of the most susceptible areas to erosion. Though many projects will use a large amount of rock riprap to control erosion in these areas, it's not always the best bet. Fortunately, the experts at InstaTurf have developed a much better solution - the InstaTurf ShearForce12 High Flow Scour Control Transition Mat. Here's a look at this dynamic new material and how it can benefit your next erosion control project.

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