When you need to get through your task list, having the right tools for the job can make a huge difference in your productivity. Poor-quality tools can make your work crews spend forever in the field, frustrated while trying to get the job done. Team EJP has partnered with Reed Pipe Tools & Vises to provide our customers with some of the highest-quality tools on the market, specifically developed for the water utility industry. Here's a quick look at some of our favorite tools from this exceptional manufacturer.
Written By: Pete Hanrahan, CPESC, Everett J. Prescott, Inc.
In 2016, Adam Lovell, Executive Director of Water Services of Australia, was quoted saying, “We lead the world in [water resource management] except having stormwater properly incorporated into the urban water cycle.”
When you're working on an erosion control project, flow transition zones in front of culvert and pipe outfalls can be a serious issue. Sometimes it's covered in water, sometimes it's bare, and it's one of the most susceptible areas to erosion. Though many projects will use a large amount of rock riprap to control erosion in these areas, it's not always the best bet. Fortunately, the experts at InstaTurf have developed a much better solution - the InstaTurf ShearForce12 High Flow Scour Control Transition Mat. Here's a look at this dynamic new material and how it can benefit your next erosion control project.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.