When Should Gabions be used to Stabilize Soil and Prevent Erosion?

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Aug 15, 2018 10:13 AM

Gabions and reno mattresses provide a rugged three-dimensional solution for some tough ground stabilization challenges.  Essentially gabions and reno mattresses are wire baskets filled with sized rock. Both provide protection in many applications, including bridge scour, steep slope protection, channel lining and more.

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Has Your Water Utility Considered the Benefits of Copper Tubing?

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Aug 13, 2018 1:36 PM

When your water utility is in the process of installing new supply lines, the standard options typically involve fitted iron pipe, copper or a variety of plastic tubing options. However, copper tubing provides some of the best overall benefits in a wide range of circumstances, despite its overall cost. Here's a quick look at some of the many benefits your water utility can realize by using copper tubing for your supply lines.

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Why should you add a Post Indicator Valve (PIV) to a specific location?

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Aug 10, 2018 11:09 AM

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. 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? Here's a quick overview to help get you started.

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Find Your Problem Areas with Team EJP's JD7 Locator Service

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Jul 13, 2018 2:09 PM

When your water utility has low water flow or leaks, sometimes the problem area can be extremely difficult to detect. Your crews can spend hours checking one area and another without having any luck. Fortunately, Team EJP's focus on delivering superior solutions for your water utility needs has a new service to help you find those problem areas without having to invest in new tools, training and worker time. Here's more information on how this service works and how it can benefit your water utility.

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Did You Know Team EJP Has Conduit For Your Water Utility Needs?

Posted by Everett J. Prescott on Jun 25, 2018 8:50 AM

Pipe: check. Equipment: check. Fittings: check. Adaptors: check. Electrical conduit - before you check out that electrical supply site, just wait a minute. If you've been following the products Team EJP has made available to its water utility customers, you know that we've got almost everything you need to get the job done. But did you know that we have everything you need for electrical conduit so that you can hook up that new pump or fixture safely? Here's a quick overview of what we have available and how well it will work for your water utility's electrical needs.

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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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