Dormant Seeding Provides a Great Option for Fall Ground Stabilization

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Oct 05, 2020 8:09 PM

As the winter months approach, contractors and site owners get serious about preparing their sites for the worst that nature has to offer.  Especially in northern regions, open construction areas can expect repeated freeze and thaw cycles, along with storm events that can include sleet, snow and rain.

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Why Should Your Water Utility Use Certa-Lok Yelomine Pipe?

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Sep 17, 2020 2:11 PM

When it comes to laying in new water mains and branches, there is a wide range of different options available to meet your needs. But which one is the best when you're dealing with a high-pressure system? Which one works best in corrosive environments? Which ones are easy to install while delivering strong performance? More and more often, the answer comes from CertainTeed's new Certa-Lok Yelomine PVC restrained-joint pressure pipe. Here's a quick overview of the many benefits of Yelomine to help you learn more about this versatile water line.

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Adding a Post Indicator Valve to Always Know Valve Position

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Sep 16, 2020 2:30 PM

*Updated 09/17/20*

When you work in water utilities, there are always some valves that you want to know the position of, whether for fire suppression, frequently-exercised valves or those that require a very fast response to an emergency situation. One option you could consider is adding a Post Indicator Valve, or PIV, to that part of your system. But what is it, how does it work and where should you add it? In this post, we'll discuss some of the range of options and benefits of the American Flow Control IP16 Indicator Post Valve to help get you started.

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Choosing the Right Fire Hydrant

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Sep 15, 2020 5:36 PM

*updated 08/21/2020

To keep your municipality running effectively, you need fire hydrants. Used by firefighters during a fire to put out the flames, fire hydrants operate by allowing your local firefighters to quickly tap into your water utility's pressurized water system. The firefighters remove a nozzle or two, fasten hoses to the nozzles and turn the valve to get the water flowing. They know how much pressure they have available based on the hydrant's body color and nozzle type, allowing them to quickly make a decision to help them prevent tragedy and reduce property damage.

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Install Hydrants & Valves Fast With ALPHA Technology

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Sep 15, 2020 2:45 PM

*updated 08/21/2020*

Updating your hydrants and valves can dangerous and time-consuming. Your crew is at risk, with worksite accidents being the nightmare of your water utility, impacting your crew's morale, increasing your worker's comp insurance, slowing don work and potentially increasing your liability. Having your water system down for extended periods of time while replacing hydrants leaves your area open to fire damage as firefighters are forced to rely on tanker trucks.

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Lower Your Maintenance on Time and Under Budget with Tensar Products

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Jul 20, 2020 7:45 PM

When you have a paving job that needs to get done, it's easy for it to either get delayed or go over budget. How do you get the job done effectively and efficiently? One option that many contractors are putting into effect are the stabilization and paving products from Tensar. Two of the most popular products they offer is GlasGrid and Geogrids. Let's take a solid look at each product and what their advantages and disadvantages are for your situation.

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Using the Telog Ru-35 Recording Telemetry Unit to Monitor Wastewater Systems

Posted by Brandon Goding on Jun 15, 2020 7:16 PM

Every water utility has its problem locations. One may be hard to access, while another is prone to flooding or clogging. Every time you have a specific combination of circumstances, whether it's flushing hydrants, heavy stormwater or a large event in town, you have to spend part of your budget sending your people around to check these problem spots. But what if these areas could be monitored automatically so that you could tell exactly when they're becoming a problem, without having to dispatch a single member of your busy crew? The Telog Ru-35 can help. Here's a quick look at how it works.

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Why Use PS3 Profile Soil Solutions Software on Your Next Project?

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Jun 11, 2020 8:07 PM

We've all had reclamation or revegetation projects that have had issues. The plants don't seem to grow well and the soil washes away again. Rainwater sits on the surface and won't soak in, causing a muddy mess or stuck vehicles. Whatever issues you've run into, did you know that you could avoid them through soil testing? Here's a quick look at the PS3 soil test and how it can help ensure that your next project goes smoothly.

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What's the Difference Between a Sewage Pump and a Grinder Pump

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on May 22, 2020 5:42 PM


Though it is pretty common to hear the terms used interchangeably, there's actually some pretty significant differences between a sewage pump and a grinder pump. Both are used at elevations where mechanical assistance is needed to move sewage up a grade. But what are those differences between them, and which type of pump should you use in which situation? Here is a quick look at both types of pumps and the environments they should be used in.

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Improve the Dewatering Process with Dandy Dewatering Bags

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Apr 09, 2020 2:26 PM

When you're working on dewatering a location, it can be a tough, but very important, process. But why is it so important, how does it take place and what are some of the best items to use to make it happen faster and more effectively? Here's a quick look at these questions and more to help you through the process.

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