Team EJP Blog
Everyone has heard stories about major water leaks or other issues that require you to turn off your home's main water supply, but do you actually know how to do it? If you don't, it's important that you add this vital skill to your toolkit of options available when you have a plumbing emergency. Here's a quick look at how you need to find your home's water shutoff valve and how to operate it.
Do you know the value of clean water and a solid water distribution infrastructure? When I first moved onto our farm, I gained a strong grasp of the value of water. The year-round springs had dried up in the summer of 2004 and everything had to be hauled in. When the car gave up the ghost, that meant taking a wagon to the nearest store two miles away at the small whistle-stop town that claimed our zip code. Fortunately, most people have a much stronger infrastructure already in place, even if they don't bother to think about it on a daily basis. But what happens when that infrastructure fails?
Uh oh! It's looking like it may be a cold winter this year. One of the biggest concerns homeowners frequently run into over the winter is frozen pipes. When the water in your pipes freezes, they can burst under the pressure from the ice as it freezes or thaws. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can get around the problem to prevent frozen pipes and water damage this winter. Here are a few tips to help get you started.
A recent study by the Utah State University's Buried Structures Library has recently published a comprehensive study on the rate of breakage in water mains. The conclusions were rather alarming and may point to issues in water main breakage rates including an increase of 40% over the past six years. Here's a quick overview to help get you started.
When you're considering installing underground copper and polyethylene tubing, locating it is half of the battle. Though copper often wins out because it's easier to locate, there are ways of dealing with polyethylene tubing that make it much easier to find in the long run while realizing significant savings over copper. Here's a quick look at common use case issues and performance involved in locating these pipes.
Whether its' broken pipes after a deep cold, a sudden leak that's developed or any number of other emergencies, suddenly having to move your crew around to deal with a crisis means you're having to take them away from other issues in your water utility. Fortunately, Team EJP has the solution. Our Emergency Services are here to help you reduce your crew's workload when they're needed most and accidents are most likely. Here's a quick overview of E.J. Prescott's Emergency Services and how they can help you get ahead in a crisis.
When you're joining up different types of pipe, have you ever wanted a single, simple coupler that will quickly and easily join them without a lot of special orders, hassles and hope that the final product is actually the right one for your needs? Meet the Romac XR501. Designed to provide superior adaptability and flexibility in the field, it provides you with an easier solution to keep on hand in your workshop for emergencies. But how exactly is it different than the other products on the market? We're glad you asked.
Disasters happen every day. Whether big or small, they impact communities across the country and around the world. How will your water utility react when dealing with a hurricane, flooding, earthquake or fire? When disasters strike, it's easy to respond by reacting instead of being proactive. Here's a quick look at how disasters can impact your water utility and community and how you can set up a plan to respond to them.
When you need to educate yourself or your water utility crew, it can seem as though there are few real resources available that work with your schedule and timeframe. Fortunately, continued improvements in technology are providing new opportunities in the form of webinars. An online seminar, these options provide you with greater flexibility for increasing your waterworks knowledge. Here's some information about what's available and what Team EJP has upcoming to meet your educational needs.
If you haven't had a chance to sign up for our next series of Know H2Ow seminars, being offered in Burlington, Vermont on March 7, Latham, New York on March 8 or Warwick, Rhode Island on March 9, you could be missing out on an amazing opportunity. Why? We've got some amazing speakers lined up to help you expand your knowledge and improve your stormwater management practices. Here's a quick look at some of our Track 2 speakers.