Need to Fix a Pothole? Aquaphalt to the Rescue!

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Aug 23, 2019 10:48 AM

Dealing with potholes in your pavement can seem like a problematic task, but it can actually be accomplished very easily with Aquaphalt. An awesome, easy-to-use new product, it provides a new option for filling potholes that bypasses the need for hot asphalt repairs. But what is Aquaphalt, how does it work, and how will it perform over time? Here's a quick look at the product to help you get started in determining whether it's the right solution for your situation.

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Stop the Endless Pothole Repair Cycle with American Road Patch™

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Jun 21, 2019 2:09 PM


At Team EJP, we're dedicated to helping our clients find complete solutions for their water utility needs. If you're constantly dealing with repairing potholes or need to patch pavement issues around manholes, meters and other areas of concern, we've discovered a fabulous product that will help you break out of the repair, patch and repeat cycle that is so common with pavement. American Road Patch™ Peel and Seal Repair provides a unique material that delivers strong results - keep reading to learn more!

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GIS Water Hammer Monitoring with Trimble's Telog HPR-32iA

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Jun 07, 2019 9:26 AM


Pressure. When you're in the water utility industry, it can be your friend or your enemy - often both at the same time. A customer might complain that pressure is too low and another might complain that pressure is too high. How do you prove what the issue really is? How do you determine the actual fluctuations in your system over time? These issues can cause you to have to spend a lot of time trying to determine the problem, and if it's an intermittent issue, how do you determine what's really happening to cause it? With Trimble's Telog HPR-32iA pressure sensor system. Here are more details on this highly adaptable GIS tool from Trimble.

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How to Install a French Drain to Improve Your Property's Drainage

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on May 17, 2019 9:23 AM


When you've got water issues on your lawn or issues with your basement leaking water, there could be any number of causes. The best solution will always be to improve drainage on your property. This allows excess water from up slope to drain away, preventing it from becoming a problem for your lawn or structure. One of the most popular options is a French drain, a simple structure built into your lawn to help move water away from your home or areas of concern. Here's how to install one.

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A Quick Guide to Variations and Types of Flexible Couplings and Adapters

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on May 06, 2019 8:45 AM


When you're dealing with a range of drain or sewer pipe materials, sometimes having the right adapter on hand to connect them can be a tricky proposition. Have too many of different types, and you're tying up your budget in fittings that may never be needed. Have too few, and you have to send someone to the store every time you need to make a repair. Fortunately, there's an easy solution that adapts itself well to a wide range of pipe materials - flexible couplings and adapters. Here's more information about these easy-to-use options.

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How to Find Leaks in a Water System Using Correlation Technology

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Apr 19, 2019 10:20 AM


Let's face it - having to find leaks in your water utility's supply network can be a huge pain. You think you've got it located, spend a lot of time and effort digging up the location to find - nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero. This is not the location you're looking for. Fortunately, modern technology gives us a new way to look for leaks in your water supply system that uses science to cut out the guesswork and make finding an accurate location much easier. Correlation technology uses sound to determine the location. Here's a quick overview of how it works to help you get started.

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How to Find and Operating Your Home’s Water Shut Off Valve

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Apr 15, 2019 2:32 PM


Everyone has heard stories about major water leaks or other issues that require you to turn off your home's main water supply, but do you actually know how to do it? If you don't, it's important that you add this vital skill to your toolkit of options available when you have a plumbing emergency. Here's a quick look at how you need to find your home's water shutoff valve and how to operate it.

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Pamrex Ductile Iron Frame and Covers Offer Your Application 8 Unmatched Benefits

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Mar 19, 2019 9:51 AM


As part of a family of companies that are dedicated to the water utility industry, Team QWP delivers high-quality cast iron and ductile iron solutions for your waterworks, drain and sewer needs. Among the products we offer is the Pamrex Ductile Iron Frame and Manhole Cover. This series gives you yet another solution to exceed your expectations. We feel that it goes above and beyond to provide you with quality products for your water utility's needs. Here's a quick glance of the benefits you'll realize when adding these quality fittings to your next project..

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What's Involved in the Process of Downsizing a Meter?

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Mar 11, 2019 9:52 AM

It's pretty common to expect that when you're working in the water utility industry, you're going to get some water and revenue loss due to leaky transmission mains and meter problems. But what if downsizing your water utility's meters across the network could ensure you'd regain a lot of those lost profits by more accurately recording water usage? In this post, we'll talk about several real-world examples where downsizing a meter helped the water utility to greatly reduce unrecorded water usage and increase profits by a significant margin.

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Strength, Durability and Economy - Your SDR35 PVC Guide

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Feb 14, 2019 9:27 AM

*Updated May 22, 2020 - Previous Title: Are You Using SDR35 PVC Sewer Pipe for Your Wastewater Applications?

Wastewater lines can be a real headache. If they're not somewhat flexible at the joints, they can have issues when cold weather and frost heaves cause the pipes to displace. If that happens, you can end up with some serious problems with sewer leakage and potential contamination of ground and surface water supplies. Fortunately, there's a better option than standard PVC; SDR35 PVC sewer pipe. Here's a bit more on this flexible, solid-sealing option and how it can benefit your water utility in the field.

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