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The local media is informed. Emergency text messages are sent. Notices go up at convenience stores and restaurants. No water. Again. For the third time in the past six weeks the community is under a boil order. Why? Because the water pipes were installed when Ulysses Grant was president. And the pipes aren’t rusting, they’re simply disintegrating. Stop and think about that; some of the most important infrastructure any community or city has may have been installed a century and a half ago. Who suffers from the aging infrastructure? Everyone. Schools have to shut down early, businesses suffer, and homeowners not only are inconvenienced, but they may become ill if they don’t get the message and drink the impure water.
You probably don't spend much time thinking about your water meter. Most of us don't. However, knowing where to find your meter and how to read it can help you spot a leak before it costs you unnecessary money on your water and sewer bills and wastes precious water resources.
For over a century, American engineers have been using iron pipe to create the nation’s water system infrastructure. Today’s modern iron pipe is fabricated to last more than 100 years. There are a number of ironclad facts about this pipe that it makes it the preferred industry standard for water systems.
Effective August 1, 2014. Team EJP is proud to announce that we have switched our entire company to AMERICAN for our Ductile Iron Pipe requirements. We will be distributing AMERICAN for all of our pipeline projects as well as utilizing AMERICAN in our fabrication facility at QWP (Quality Water Products) and RedHed.
After a relationship with Griffin Pipe that has been in existence since 1962, we were faced with a difficult situation when Griffin sold in early 2014. Despite our best efforts, we were unable to enjoy the relationship we once had with our pipe supplier.
You know that your job in the water, wastewater and stormwater industry is going to become more challenging every year because of the growing scarcity of fresh water, our aging infrastructure, increased federal regulations, and an aging work force.
In order to help, Team EJP has developed a comprehensive specification that addresses many critical issues that you and your organization face. The future is not about purchasing power, but about aligning your firm or utility with the company that can provide you assurances and protection.
It is not every year that the biggest waterworks trade show in the United States and Canada comes to Boston. It has actually been over 40 years since the American Water Works Association has brought the ACE show to one of America's oldest cities. On such a momentous occasion Team EJP made the decision to show up big, and give everyone around us the chance to experience the event of the year!
Team EJP is proud to announce that we will be attending the ACE Annual Conference as it makes an appearance in Boston Massachusetts for the first time in over 40 years. This year will mark the 133rd year that the American Water Works Association has held the event that brings the global water community together. Over a span of 5 days the conference will offer 18 professional tracks and eight workshops on Sunday, plus 450 leading-edge exhibitors with expanded networking opportunities on the show floor. Also highlighted, will be contests such as the annual Top Ops Competition, Pipe-Tapping Contest, Meter Madness, and the Best of the Best Water Taste Test.
As the snow melts away in late winter and early spring, seasonal flooding and resultant property damage becomes a serious concern. Our communities are most fortunate when the snow cover melts slowly and spring rain events are few and far between. These conditions create what we call an orderly run off, or one that will not result on our waterways overflowing their banks.
In many of the areas serviced by Team E. J. Prescott, we have not been so fortunate this year. For example, Maine has experienced some significant flooding as a result of a high volume of snow melt combined with added runoff from some significant rainfall events.
The Team EJP PEPtalk was created in 1993 as a way for Team EJP to keep their employees, customers, and vendors up to date on the company, and the industry. Issue #1 was printed in black & white and while the quality of the newsletters has evolved, the information it provides has always maintained a high standard. This quarterly publishing has never followed a uniform format which gives every release it's own unique personality.
Over the years the pages have told the story of a changing world and depicted how the water solutions have followed suit. Through changing technologies, new products, and updated methods the PEPtalk has become a resource for anyone in the world of water.
Currently in the United States there are over 10,000 trade shows held every year. A tradition that was started in late medieval Europe has continued to be successful in bringing industries together and allowing companies to showcase and demonstrate the latest and greatest in products and services. We have been attending trade shows since this company opened it's doors in 1955. Our strong presence has become a staple in the waterworks industry. Our goal has always been to showcase our vendors and our dedication to service, so that customers can be up to date on everything that we offer.