Spring system maintenance. It's one of those tasks that people in the water utility industry both love and hate. Lovely spring days and outdoor weather are awesome to work in after winter's cold months, but knocking out long task lists and making out your crew's to do list means long hours and a lot of questions or potential for errors in your logs in the end. Even worse is finding the hydrants, valves and other fixtures that you need to test. Fortunately, there's an easier way to get it done by adding Trimble GIS software to your toolkit.
If you've got a long task list ahead for your crew, you know that time is money. Though there are many tasks in the water utility industry that still take a long time, making connections doesn't have to be one of them anymore. At Team EJP, we like to put new products through their paces before adding them to our line as part of our commitment to deliver the best possible products to our customers, and a recent product we've tested and approved is the A.Y. McDonald Fast Connect. Here's a quick preview to help you learn what it's all about.
When you're considering tapping a large diameter water main, it can be difficult to figure out how to go about the process. Though small taps are fairly common, those taps that are larger than 2" can create their own unique challenges. Fortunately, you have a few different options available when you need to make a large diameter water main tap. Here's a quick overview to help you get started.
When you need to join pipes, there are a few different ways to go about it. You can add a coupling, use an electrofusion fitting or use butt fusion to create one long, strong pipeline. But properly butt fusing pipes can be a challenging process. Fortunately, Team EJP is here to help you succeed. Here's a quick overview on how to use this strong, dynamic technique to get the job done, whether it's with your crew or ours.
When it comes to keeping on top of system maintenance, hydrant flow testing is an important part of your routine. As an indicator of everyday operations as well as meeting emergency firefighting needs, staying on top of your hydrant flow testing is vital to ensure your customers have the water they need when it's needed most. Here's a quick look at the testing process as well as how to stay on top of the maintenance when you have more pressing matters on your to-do list.
When it comes to draining driveways or outdoor areas, trench drain provides an excellent option to remove excess water from an area. However, it's one option that many of our customers aren't aware of. Here's a quick overview of the technology, where it's best applied and the installation process that's involved in adding it to your system.
With winter having set in, fire hydrant freezing is a serious problem for any water utility. But when it's your hydrants that are frozen, it changes from being an inconvenience for your customers to a potentially life-threatening situation if a fire breaks out. However, when you need to thaw those hydrants, you need to use the right techniques to ensure it's being done safely and in a fashion that will not damage your hydrant. Here's how to make it happen:
Water line chlorination and de-chlorination is a part of relatively common operations, but can still be a pain to work into the schedule. Fortunately, you have alternatives that still have your lines treated properly and in a timely manner. Team EJP has put together a great program to help you manage your line chlorination and de-chlorination process. Here are the details.
As digitization marches forward, one way to modernize your water utility is by adding Trimble systems to your available tools. More than simple location services, Trimble Unity can help save your water utility's wasted time in the field and money in the budget. Here's a quick look at how their system helps you make this happen.
As digital technology continues to improve your utility's performance, you may have already implemented or considered moving to a smart grid. By adding this technology to your utility, you can have almost instant access to significantly better data, which in turn gives you the perspective you need to make the best possible decisions for your customers' benefit. But using a smart grid without implementing GIS into your system only gives you half of the big picture. Here's why: