Today is Giving Tuesday: Water organizations

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Today is Giving Tuesday. This day, which falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, began in 2012. Huge corporations joined together to give back to charities and individuals, focusing on swinging against the pendulum of consumerism. I’m not here to bash consumerism though–I like capitalism, and I enjoy buying Christmas gifts probably more than I should. I spend hours looking for just that perfect gift to put under the Christmas tree for my loved ones. This isn’t the kind ...

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This backflow device isn’t on the USC approved list – should I care?

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The USC Approved Backflow Assembly list has long been the gold standard of backflow preventers.

We’re the only backflow tracking solution I’m aware of that doesn’t allow free entry into the ‘manufacturer’ section – instead we employ dropdowns of make & models. We do this to reduce any chance of miss-entry. You wouldn’t believe how many different close-but-not-quite device makes & models we’ve seen when we do data imports for folks. I’m pretty sure they’ve never made a Watts ...

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Proactively Reduce Thanksgiving Plumbing Issues

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It probably comes as no surprise to you that the holidays are the busiest time of year for plumbers. The day after Thanksgiving in the US is the single most active day for plumbers. This year, take some steps to prevent clogs and backups so you can peacefully sleep off your Tryptophan slumber. 

The most common call to plumbers deal after a day of feasting deals with kitchen sink drains and garbage disposals. No surprise there!

What can you do ...

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The average price of backflow tests across the country in 2016

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What’s the average price to have your backflow device tested annually?

The typical rate for backflow device testing can actually vary greatly within one area. Some places charge as little as twenty bucks, and a place 5 miles away could be charging $75.

Prices: More than What Meets the Eye

When you go to schedule your backflow test, make sure to price check a couple places. Not only do some companies offer coupons during certain months, others may include a lot more ...

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