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Since man has begun creating cities and cultivating crops for farming, there has been a need to control the flow of water. Even prior to the first actual pipe systems (the aqueducts), men and women would regulate the flow of water using branches, tree trunks and stones. However, the Romans were the first ones to create anything resembling a formal canal system—and are thus credited with creating the valve.
A backflow preventer is a vital tool in helping you to keep water safe and clean—for drinking or any other use. You have probably heard mention of this particular valve and perhaps you wondered what it was, how to use it and how it fits in the quest for clean, safe water. Let us explain the valve’s purpose so you can understand each of these things and realize why it is so important to keep these valves in good, working order.
Team EJP is proud to announce the first delivery of zinc-coated ductile iron pipe in the country! A PEP truck loaded with the latest product from AMERICAN left the Gardiner yard Monday June 1st set for a project in Brunswick Maine. We are now supplying zinc-coated ductile iron pipe throughout the northeast and across the Midwest.
Fires occur in any season. Be it a summer brush fire or a winter fire sparked from a space heater, there are many causes. Because of this, firefighters need to be ready to respond, no matter what the season. One of the most important tools in a firefighter’s arsenal is the fire hydrant. However, these hydrants require ongoing maintenance to keep them operational. Take a look at the different ways that each season can affect a hydrant—and what you can do to prevent this damage.
A fire hydrant is a valuable tool, used by many people on a daily basis. Firefighters, of course, find these to be imperative, but they are also used by street cleaners and other emergency response teams. However, one thing many people do not realize is the maintenance and effort that goes into keeping a hydrant working as it should—the life cycle of the fire hydrant if you will. Take a look at these steps and you will better understand what keeps fire hydrants working when they need to be.
You may look at fire hydrants and think that not much has changed in terms of technology over the past few decades—or even centuries. However, like everything else, hydrants are getting smarter. Alternatively, at least the act of tracking and maintaining them is becoming smarter. This is mainly because of advances by Trimble Unity and American Flow Control. The two companies have worked together to create a unique coding system that makes it easier for any town to track what is happening with maintenance at any given time. Discover what a big difference that working together has made.
Filtering water can make it look cleaner, taste cleaner and keep it safer for all who drink it or use it. While there are many different ways to clean water and make it safer, one of the most common and effective is filtration using a media-based filter. Whether you work with water filters on a regular basis, or you are considering switching to this style of filter, understanding how this process works and how to maintain these filters is key to success.
New England is a beautiful place to live. It offers a mix of classic and modern living that is appealing to many people. However, one downfall for people, business owners and municipalities is the aging water infrastructure in this part of the country. After all, New England was built up very early, and the basis for water treatment and delivery was centuries ago. Even though certain aspects have been improved and upgraded through the years, the roots are old—and this can lead to some serious problems. How does this impact drinking water, and what can be done to improve the process of delivery?
Filtering water is clearly important. After all, in today’s world even water straight from the source is not that clean. Around the country and the world, water departments are looking at different filter options to find the best possible way to remove impurities from the supply and leave the water looking and tasting crystal clear. There are dozens of different filter types. It would take a very large document to describe, even briefly, all of the different types available. Each municipality will have to do the research and decide what filter option will work best and implement it to provide clean water for the city, county or state.
When you are treating water for human consumption or for other use, such as for community use, filtration is vital. You count on your filter to take care of the toxins and unpleasant tastes and smells so that the resulting water is clear, tasty and safe to drink and use. However, the filter media can provide a breeding ground for algae, bacteria and other unpleasant things to grow. This can cause the filter to be less effective or even harmful.