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Updating your hydrants and valves can dangerous and time-consuming. Your crew is at risk, with worksite accidents being the nightmare of your water utility, impacting your crew's morale, increasing your worker's comp insurance, slowing don work and potentially increasing your liability. Having your water system down for extended periods of time while replacing hydrants leaves your area open to fire damage as firefighters are forced to rely on tanker trucks.
When you have a paving job that needs to get done, it's easy for it to either get delayed or go over budget. How do you get the job done effectively and efficiently? One option that many contractors are putting into effect are the stabilization and paving products from Tensar. Two of the most popular products they offer is GlasGrid and Geogrids. Let's take a solid look at each product and what their advantages and disadvantages are for your situation.
Every water utility has its problem locations. One may be hard to access, while another is prone to flooding or clogging. Every time you have a specific combination of circumstances, whether it's flushing hydrants, heavy stormwater or a large event in town, you have to spend part of your budget sending your people around to check these problem spots. But what if these areas could be monitored automatically so that you could tell exactly when they're becoming a problem, without having to dispatch a single member of your busy crew? The Telog Ru-35 can help. Here's a quick look at how it works.
We've all had reclamation or revegetation projects that have had issues. The plants don't seem to grow well and the soil washes away again. Rainwater sits on the surface and won't soak in, causing a muddy mess or stuck vehicles. Whatever issues you've run into, did you know that you could avoid them through soil testing? Here's a quick look at the PS3 soil test and how it can help ensure that your next project goes smoothly.
Though it is pretty common to hear the terms used interchangeably, there's actually some pretty significant differences between a sewage pump and a grinder pump. Both are used at elevations where mechanical assistance is needed to move sewage up a grade. But what are those differences between them, and which type of pump should you use in which situation? Here is a quick look at both types of pumps and the environments they should be used in.
When you're working on dewatering a location, it can be a tough, but very important, process. But why is it so important, how does it take place and what are some of the best items to use to make it happen faster and more effectively? Here's a quick look at these questions and more to help you through the process.
When you're trying to move water, there are a number of options available, but water in your sewer system requires special handling. Because of the potential solids, bacterial load and similar concerns, when you need to get your greywater from point A to point B, you need an effluent pump, which is used to move water with limited solids. Here's a quick breakdown of what you should know to get started with effluent pumps and how to keep your pumps operating effectively through proper management.
When it's time to upgrade your culverts, have you considered polyethylene? With a strong, corrugated exterior that provides superior strength and a smooth interior that improves hydraulic flow, polyethylene culverts and drain pipes provide you with a good option to improve stormwater management in your water utility. But what do you need to do to properly install this type of material? Here's a quick glance at the overall process.
Corrosion can be a serious issue for a waterworks utility.
Corrosive gases and acids form in wastewater systems, creating an environment that can e extremely harsh on assets like pipes. Fortunately, epoxy coating for rehabilitation is an excellent option that creates a protective barrier between your assets and their environment. This epoxy rehab service is available for both potable and non-potable applications. Here's a quick look at the problem in wastewater and how it's solved with epoxy coating.
When you've got a new project coming up, how much time do you waste trying to trace your supply lines or mains? This type of work can make a project significantly more expensive than it needs to be while ignoring this type of work can create a dangerous situation when heavy equipment accidentally severs gas, water, power or communications lines. Fortunately, there's an easier way to find your pipes without wasting a lot of precious time: adding tracer wire to your pipes as you lay them in place.