The Value of Investing in Clean Water and Our Water Infrastructure

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Dec 13, 2018 3:05 PM

Do you know the value of clean water and a solid water distribution infrastructure? When I first moved onto our farm, I gained a strong grasp of the value of water. The year-round springs had dried up in the summer of 2004 and everything had to be hauled in. When the car gave up the ghost, that meant taking a wagon to the nearest store two miles away at the small whistle-stop town that claimed our zip code. Fortunately, most people have a much stronger infrastructure already in place, even if they don't bother to think about it on a daily basis. But what happens when that infrastructure fails?

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10 Reasons to Use the Pamrex Ductile Iron Frame and Cover

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Dec 11, 2018 3:42 PM


As a sister company to EJ Prescott, Team EJP would like to introduce you to Quality Water Products, focusing on pipe fabrication. As part of the family of companies dedicated to serving the water utility industry above and beyond expectations, Team QWP provides high-quality cast iron and ductile iron solutions for your waterworks, drain and sewer needs. One of the products we're particularly proud of is the Pamrex Ductile Iron Frame and Manhole Cover, providing you with yet another solution that exceeds your expectations and goes above and beyond to deliver quality products for your water utility. Here's a quick list of reasons why you'll want to add these quality materials to your next project.

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How to Prevent Freezing Pipes and the Destruction They can Cause

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Nov 26, 2018 11:04 AM


Uh oh! It's looking like it may be a cold winter this year. One of the biggest concerns homeowners frequently run into over the winter is frozen pipes. When the water in your pipes freezes, they can burst under the pressure from the ice as it freezes or thaws. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can get around the problem to prevent frozen pipes and water damage this winter. Here are a few tips to help get you started.

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Should You be Concerned About Main Breaks? Check Out This Study!

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Nov 02, 2018 9:57 AM


A recent study by the Utah State University's Buried Structures Library has recently published a comprehensive study on the rate of breakage in water mains. The conclusions were rather alarming and may point to issues in water main breakage rates including an increase of 40% over the past six years. Here's a quick overview to help get you started.

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Use Case and Performance for Locating Underground Copper and Polyethylene Tubing

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Oct 09, 2018 8:34 AM


When you're considering installing underground copper and polyethylene tubing, locating it is half of the battle. Though copper often wins out because it's easier to locate, there are ways of dealing with polyethylene tubing that make it much easier to find in the long run while realizing significant savings over copper. Here's a quick look at common use case issues and performance involved in locating these pipes.

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Are You Aware of Team EJP's Emergency Services?

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Oct 04, 2018 9:58 AM


Whether its' broken pipes after a deep cold, a sudden leak that's developed or any number of other emergencies, suddenly having to move your crew around to deal with a crisis means you're having to take them away from other issues in your water utility. Fortunately, Team EJP has the solution. Our Emergency Services are here to help you reduce your crew's workload when they're needed most and accidents are most likely. Here's a quick overview of E.J. Prescott's Emergency Services and how they can help you get ahead in a crisis.

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When Adaptability is King, You Need the Romac XR501

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Sep 13, 2018 2:51 PM


When you're joining up different types of pipe, have you ever wanted a single, simple coupler that will quickly and easily join them without a lot of special orders, hassles and hope that the final product is actually the right one for your needs? Meet the Romac XR501. Designed to provide superior adaptability and flexibility in the field, it provides you with an easier solution to keep on hand in your workshop for emergencies. But how exactly is it different than the other products on the market? We're glad you asked.

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A Glance at Applications and Effective Use of Erosion Control Blankets

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Sep 05, 2018 3:33 PM

 

Erosion is a serious issue. It robs the soil of nutrients and causes it to detach and run off. It can clog waterways, killing aquatic life. As our society has become more strongly focused on sustainability, erosion has become a more important issue. One great option to consider when trying to control runoff and erosion in a new project or problem area is erosion control blankets. Available with a wide range of longevity, they provide a solid structure that limits erosion without a high cost or environmental impact. Here's a quick look at these materials, what applications they work well in and how to use them effectively.

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When Should Gabions be used to Stabilize Soil and Prevent Erosion?

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Aug 15, 2018 10:13 AM

Gabions and reno mattresses provide a rugged three-dimensional solution for some tough ground stabilization challenges.  Essentially gabions and reno mattresses are wire baskets filled with sized rock. Both provide protection in many applications, including bridge scour, steep slope protection, channel lining and more.

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Has Your Water Utility Considered the Benefits of Copper Tubing?

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Aug 13, 2018 1:36 PM


When your water utility is in the process of installing new supply lines, the standard options typically involve fitted iron pipe, copper or a variety of plastic tubing options. However, copper tubing provides some of the best overall benefits in a wide range of circumstances, despite its overall cost. Here's a quick look at some of the many benefits your water utility can realize by using copper tubing for your supply lines.

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