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If it wasn't hot, it wouldn't be summer. Unfortunately, that means you need to watch out for your crew to ensure they don't become dehydrated on the job or succumb to heat-related illnesses and injuries. Here's a quick guide to keeping your crew moving without endangering their condition.
Ductile iron pipe is the industry standard in supply main piping. But sometimes, in some situations, you need a tougher option. Many municipalities facing problematic soil conditions or corrosion issues are starting to turn to zinc-coated ductile iron pipe to ensure a longer-lasting supply main while lowering your overall maintenance and replacement costs. But how does it work and why is it superior to plain ductile iron? Here's the basics.
When you deal with water distribution lines on a regular basis, you know two things for certain: sometimes they leak and meters aren't always correct. How can you get around these two issues and stop losing revenue for your operation? One solution is large meter testing, which helps you determine where the problems are in your system and prevents low flow losses from industrial or institutional clients. Here's more information on the process:
We've all seen it happen. A poorly set up hydrant installation goes badly and damages the hydrant, the worker or both. How do you safely handle a heavy hydrant on damp ground with improvised equipment? The simple answer is that you don't. Safety needs to come first, not last. Here are some tips on how to safely handle hydrants during installation or removal to best ensure the condition of the hydrant and the safety of the crew:
Many waterworks training workshops and seminars tend to rehash the same old information, which is why they're often so poorly attended. At Team EJP, we're committed to creating dynamic changes for the waterworks industry that lead to serious cost and time savings for your organization. For that reason, we've developed our own series of Know How seminars. These day-long seminars provide you with real information on changes in our industry. Industry leaders, waterworks officials, Team EJP experts and select vendor representatives give you the latest techniques, management processes and technology without all the hype. Here's a bit more on these valuable seminars - put them on your calendar today to get in on the 2017 seminar series:
In the beginning, PEP Transportation was founded by Peter Prescott with a single tractor trailer in 1980. Dedicated to provide water, sewer and drain product transportation throughout New England. As a sister company PEP saw a lot of demand based on their business with EJP. This lead to fast growth in PEP, requiring additional units to be brought online to keep up with demand.
With the prevalence of smart meters, Internet of Things sensors and the advent of the digital workflow, there's no doubt that technology in waterworks is here to stay. But how do you coordinate all the separate pieces to work together effectively? Many businesses, organizations and waterworks departments have begun to implement the Trimble Unity platform to improve their connectivity and efficiency, but still have questions about which apps should be used with the software to make it even more effective. Towards that end, we've written a review on AFC Mapper, which helps bridge construction, mapping and maintenance workflows to improve your crew's efficiency in the field.
Whether you work in an industrial complex or a municipality's waterworks division, OSHA regulations are in play to ensure a safe workplace. But what about when you're working in a manhole accessed services corridor or vault? What about spaces with limited access that have potential to become dangerous because of conditions in the area? OSHA has specific regulations for workers in confined spaces, permit required spaces and in retrieval planning. Here are a few things to keep in mind when working in these situations.
With the climate shifts we've seen in previous years, it can be virtually impossible to predict what will happen with your water supply, especially during a long, hot summer. The current push for sustainable living and water conservation has lead to the creation of many different water conservation programs and regulations. But how do you determine what programs are the most effective? How do you keep labor costs low while enforcing regulations aimed at lowering water usage?
When you have culverts that are beginning to fail but don't have the time or resources to reroute traffic, dig up the existing culvert and replace it, what are your options? One option you may not have considered are PPF services. By slip lining your existing culvert, you can get the best of both worlds, as your culvert is rehabilitated without the extra expense and headache of digging up and replacing the old one. Here are some details on how the process works: