Don’t be the next Corpus Christi – use tech for your municipalities backflow programs

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A year ago, the news of Flint’s lead-tainted water went nationwide. This month the backflow incident in Corpus Christi has done the same.

There’s nothing people take for granted more than clean water – until they don’t have it anymore.

Backflow prevention programs are considered by most municipalities to be a cost center – management of a program requires personnel and equipment to ensure that compliance is met.

However, like many preventative programs – the cost of prevention is much lower than the ...

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Cross connection program: how cities abide by backflow regulations

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Backflow prevention has been in the news more in the last week than the entirety of 2016! Instead of haranguing the backflow issues that Corpus Christie is undergoing right now, I thought it’d be interesting to look into other water purveyors. More specifically, how water districts and health agencies administer their cross connection programs.

Who’s in Charge of your cross connection program?

When I started working with Syncta, I assumed all water purveyors would be regulated by the same ...

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Happy Holidays – New Feature Updates

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All of us at Syncta wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday season!

2016 has been an eventful year, full of change. Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of changes and we are overdue for a new feature update. Below is a list of recent updates you will find useful for managing your backflow testing business.

Upcoming Tests Page

  • This new section contains the same information that you would find in the Upcoming Tests report ...
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When a backflow device failed in Corpus Christie

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You’ve probably read about the Corpus Christie water problem related directly to a failed backflow prevention device. If you haven’t, the gist is that petroleum-based chemicals entered into the water supply in Corpus Christie, Texas from a building outside Austin. How? By a failed backflow prevention device.

So what really happened in Corpus Christie?

The larger problem is not that the backflow device failed. They do sometimes. That’s why backflow devices are tested annually, or, in more ...

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Easier Routing with Navigational Icons

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If you’re like many of our customers, you probably don’t have one device per customer per address. Many of our customers test for property management companies, large corporations, and apartment complexes that span over multiple areas. Testing backflow prevention devices for clients that own different properties doesn’t mean you’ll test each of those places on the same day – that could make for a lot of driving and a huge time sink. In many instances, the devices aren’t even ...

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