GPS, GNSS, GIS: there are a whole range of acronyms used today to summarize satellite-based positioning systems. However, these systems are only as good as their accuracy and ease of use. Fortunately, as this technology has been developing over the past few decades, it's become more accurate and less expensive than in the past. But how important is accuracy? Should you invest in new equipment or stay with what you have? Here's a quick overview of how these systems work and why it's a great time to explore new aspects of this technology.
When you're installing a new water meter, take particular care to ensure the job is done correctly from the start. Careless mistakes made during the installation can damage the new water meter and supply line connections, as well as potentially cause significant property damage if leaking and left unattended. How do you get through the process properly without having to worry about potential issues that may arise? Here are some general guidelines to follow with most water meter installations.
Disasters happen every day. Whether big or small, they impact communities across the country and around the world. How will your water utility react when dealing with a hurricane, flooding, earthquake or fire? When disasters strike, it's easy to respond by reacting instead of being proactive. Here's a quick look at how disasters can impact your water utility and community and how you can set up a plan to respond to them.
When road construction changes a road’s grade level, access to manholes and catch basins can become problematic or a source of complaints due to potholes and uneven pavement. But how can you get back up to grade? One option that helps solve the problem is using riser rings. Here's a quick overview to get started:
At EJ Prescott, our customers have developed a strong respect for the high-quality products and materials we've brought to their attention over the years. But one aspect of our company that many customers may not be aware of is our sister companies. In particular, one of the areas where Team EJP has continued to work to provide the best possible experience for our water utility clients is in tool development. Towards that end, our sister company, New Concept Tools, was developed to provide the best options for our clients.
Team EJP has worked hard to provide our customers with the best quality water utility fittings, fixtures and supplies. But what you may not realize is that our sister company, RedHed Brass Manufacturing, has been gaining ground recently, especially following the Flint lead crisis. Why? RedHed produces 100% lead-free brass fittings, exceeding current lead-free regulations. This has made them very popular in the water utility industry recently. Here's more about our sister company and how it can benefit your water utility.
When your water utility is getting ready to install new lines or replace aging ones, one of the best materials we've run into for the job is HDPE. High-density polyethylene pipe delivers strong, long-lasting performance with a light weight and price tag. Conservatively expected to last 50-100 years by the Plastic Pipe Institute. HDPE is making waves in the waterworks industry. Here's why you should investigate its potential further.
When it comes to laying in lines for your water utility, there are many options available, but which one will work best? At Team EJP, we're pretty enthusiastic about the promise of HDPE pipe systems. But we realized that some of our clients aren't as familiar with this relatively new material as we are. We kept receiving a lot of questions about what it can or can't do, how do you install it and is it really the best option for your water utility, so we put together this quick reference to help you decide if it's a good match for your needs.
When you're running new water lines, nothing can seem as time consuming as trying to get a successful pressure test. The cap takes forever to get into place, and then quite often pops loose before you've had a chance to get the entire line up to the pressure needed to test for leaks or weak points. Fortunately, the developers at Alpha are always creating better products for the water utility industry, and their restrained end cap can help make your pressure testing process easier and faster with superior results. Here's how: