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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Are You Using SDR35 PVC Sewer Pipe for Your Wastewater Applications?

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

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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Have You Seen Team EJP's Waterworks Service Video Library?

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Feb 12, 2019 8:12 AM

When it comes to having the right options, tools and features for your water utility, there is a world of options available for your use. However, it can be difficult to decide between different options when you don't have the opportunity to see them in action in real life. Fortunately, Team EJP has recognized this challenge and created a library of video tutorials and demonstrations to help you decide which features and products are right for your water utility's challenges. Here's a quick look at four of the most popular videos we have in our library to help you decide.

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An Overview of QWP's Available Fabricated Pipe Options

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Jan 17, 2019 8:22 AM

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When you're working in the water utility industry, sometimes you run into a specific situation where only a particular type or style of pipe will get the job done. There are several effective ways to build your piping system in plant and station projects. Choices are made by the ease of installation and repair. Design conditions require rigidity or flexibility. The joint you choose is an important factor in the system's performance as a whole. Here's a quick overview of several of the fabricated pipe options QWP has available to help you get the job done.

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Romac Alpha Restraint Coupling

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Jan 09, 2019 9:29 AM

When you need to get a job done quickly, it's important to have the right materials on hand to be able to do so. What if you could use a single coupling for a wide range of materials that still delivers solid results and years of reliable performance? If you want this level of economy and efficiency for your water utility, it's time to become familiar with Romac Industries Alpha Restraint Couplings. Here are some details to help get you started on learning about these high-quality restraint couplings.

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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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