Speed Up Maintenance by Mapping Assets with GIS Trimble Unity

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Jun 22, 2018 10:51 AM

A few weeks ago, we talked about how GIS could be used to speed up your spring hydrant maintenance. In a similar vein, today we're going to discuss using GIS Trimble's Unity high-quality tools to map your assets and get the job done more quickly. Here's a quick overview of Unity's highlights to help get you started!

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Get Your Water System's Spring Cleaning List Done Faster Using Trimble GIS

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on May 18, 2018 12:41 PM

Spring system maintenance. It's one of those tasks that people in the water utility industry both love and hate. Lovely spring days and outdoor weather are awesome to work in after winter's cold months, but knocking out long task lists and making out your crew's to do list means long hours and a lot of questions or potential for errors in your logs in the end. Even worse is finding the hydrants, valves and other fixtures that you need to test. Fortunately, there's an easier way to get it done by adding Trimble GIS software to your toolkit.

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Cut Your Job Time With the A.Y. McDonald Fast Connect

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on May 07, 2018 10:43 AM

If you've got a long task list ahead for your crew, you know that time is money. Though there are many tasks in the water utility industry that still take a long time, making connections doesn't have to be one of them anymore. At Team EJP, we like to put new products through their paces before adding them to our line as part of our commitment to deliver the best possible products to our customers, and a recent product we've tested and approved is the A.Y. McDonald Fast Connect. Here's a quick preview to help you learn what it's all about.

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How Are Large Diameter Water Main Taps Performed?

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Apr 18, 2018 12:55 PM

When you're considering tapping a large diameter water main, it can be difficult to figure out how to go about the process. Though small taps are fairly common, those taps that are larger than 2" can create their own unique challenges. Fortunately, you have a few different options available when you need to make a large diameter water main tap. Here's a quick overview to help you get started.

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Team EJP's Pipe Fusion Services: How to Properly Perform Butt Fusion

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Apr 10, 2018 1:30 PM

When you need to join pipes, there are a few different ways to go about it. You can add a coupling, use an electrofusion fitting or use butt fusion to create one long, strong pipeline. But properly butt fusing pipes can be a challenging process. Fortunately, Team EJP is here to help you succeed. Here's a quick overview on how to use this strong, dynamic technique to get the job done, whether it's with your crew or ours.

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Stay on Top of Hydrant Flow Testing with Team EJP Service

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Mar 23, 2018 2:23 PM

When it comes to keeping on top of system maintenance, hydrant flow testing is an important part of your routine. As an indicator of everyday operations as well as meeting emergency firefighting needs, staying on top of your hydrant flow testing is vital to ensure your customers have the water they need when it's needed most. Here's a quick look at the testing process as well as how to stay on top of the maintenance when you have more pressing matters on your to-do list.

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What is a Trench Drain? Effective Applications and Installation

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Mar 23, 2018 10:53 AM

When it comes to draining driveways or outdoor areas, trench drain provides an excellent option to remove excess water from an area. However, it's one option that many of our customers aren't aware of. Here's a quick overview of the technology, where it's best applied and the installation process that's involved in adding it to your system.

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Winter Hydrant Maintenance: How to Thaw a Frozen Hydrant Safely

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Feb 20, 2018 10:13 AM

With winter having set in, fire hydrant freezing is a serious problem for any water utility. But when it's your hydrants that are frozen, it changes from being an inconvenience for your customers to a potentially life-threatening situation if a fire breaks out. However, when you need to thaw those hydrants, you need to use the right techniques to ensure it's being done safely and in a fashion that will not damage your hydrant. Here's how to make it happen:

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Water Line Chlorination and De-Chlorination: Team EJP's Approach

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Feb 14, 2018 3:52 PM

Water line chlorination and de-chlorination is a part of relatively common operations, but can still be a pain to work into the schedule. Fortunately, you have alternatives that still have your lines treated properly and in a timely manner. Team EJP has put together a great program to help you manage your line chlorination and de-chlorination process. Here are the details.

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Learn How Trimble Unity Saves Your Water Utility Time and Money

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Jan 19, 2018 8:17 AM

As digitization marches forward, one way to modernize your water utility is by adding Trimble systems to your available tools. More than simple location services, Trimble Unity can help save your water utility's wasted time in the field and money in the budget. Here's a quick look at how their system helps you make this happen.

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