Team EJP Blog
Since the 1950’s, Team EJP has provided end users and water utilities with the most up to date tools for measuring and recording water use. Water is our most critical natural resource, and it requires careful management and protection.
As a seasoned contractor once told a less experienced assistant, “There are only three things I worry about when evaluating a new jobsite. Those three things are drainage, drainage and drainage!” There is a lot of wisdom in those words. A solid drainage plan is essential whenever any land disturbing activities take place.
Water is the unifying link to all the work put forth at Team EJP, going all the way back to our first year in business in 1955. The company’s products and services are closely linked with markets for drinking water, wastewater and stormwater. Team EJP’s efforts extend also into groundwater protection and the interaction of water with our lakeshores, river banks and coastal properties.
With geotextile fabrics being used so commonly on today’s active jobsites, it is hard to believe that this technology did not even exist just eight decades ago. This technology is commonly used to separate soil layers, and has turned into a multi-billion dollar industry.
One of our most challenging projects in recent history involved a historic mill in North Scituate, Massachusetts. The mill was built in 1691-92 by Abraham Lincoln’s great-great-great-grandfather, Mordecai Lincoln.
Team EJP has maintained a commitment for more than 65 years to the protection of our precious drinking water resources. This began when our founder, the late Everett J. Prescott, opened his first location in Gardiner, Maine in 1955, and continues to this day.
As the winter months approach, contractors and site owners get serious about preparing their sites for the worst that nature has to offer. Especially in northern regions, open construction areas can expect repeated freeze and thaw cycles, along with storm events that can include sleet, snow and rain.
When it comes to laying in new water mains and branches, there is a wide range of different options available to meet your needs. But which one is the best when you're dealing with a high-pressure system? Which one works best in corrosive environments? Which ones are easy to install while delivering strong performance? More and more often, the answer comes from CertainTeed's new Certa-Lok Yelomine PVC restrained-joint pressure pipe. Here's a quick overview of the many benefits of Yelomine to help you learn more about this versatile water line.
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 situation. 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? In this post, we'll discuss some of the range of options and benefits of the American Flow Control IP16 Indicator Post Valve to help get you started.
To keep your municipality running effectively, you need fire hydrants. Used by firefighters during a fire to put out the flames, fire hydrants operate by allowing your local firefighters to quickly tap into your water utility's pressurized water system. The firefighters remove a nozzle or two, fasten hoses to the nozzles and turn the valve to get the water flowing. They know how much pressure they have available based on the hydrant's body color and nozzle type, allowing them to quickly make a decision to help them prevent tragedy and reduce property damage.