World Plumbing Day – Other Countries Plumbing Woes and Solutions

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Next week is World Plumbing Day.

I’ve talked about areas in the United States that have less than ideal plumbing situations. From Flint, Michigan’s lead-laden water, to the plumbing woes of low income communities, clean drinking water and adequate plumbing isn’t always accessible.

Today though, I decided to focus on some of the different ways that plumbing is handled outside of the US. Plumbing isn’t standardized across the world, so it’s eye-opening to learn about some of the issues ...

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Take-Aways from TreeO 2017 Presentations

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We attended TreeO’s 2017’s show last week in Daytona beach.

20 hours worth of plane rides and airports isn’t great, but putting my feet up on the beach before the show is a pretty great way to offset it.

There were some great presentation & take-aways I wanted to share.

The Presentations

TreeO makes their presentations from the show available publicly, which is awesome for the people that don’t get to attend.

I only sat in on a few of the ...

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Oroville Dam: Aging Infrastructure. Where’s the Preventative Maintenance?

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Maintaining old, aging infrastructure is difficult. This was shown to be true recently in the Oroville dam incident this past week.

The Dam Emergency

The dam, located near Sacramento, California is the tallest in the nation. With the influx of heavy rains, dam operators decided to use the concrete main spillway to avoid an overflow of the dam on February 7th. However, while the water was rushing over the spillway, a crater suddenly developed below the spillway. The ...

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Backend Processing – why do we do it? To save you time.

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We’ve talked about backend processing a few times. It was the cause of our largest outage a few weeks ago as well as something we’ve mentioned a few times in the past around speeding up our application.

Backend processing lets us reduce how long you wait while working on things.

Let’s look into the details of where we do it, why we do it, and why it benefits you.

What is backend processing?

Backend processing is straight forward to explain: Backend ...

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Valentines Day is here. Do you treat your customer relationships well?

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Maintaining a customer relationships isn’t all that different than maintaining a relationship with a significant other.

While your irrigation and plumbing customers aren’t likely expecting a dozen roses on Valentines day, let’s check out some similarities between the two.

Open Communication

Couples succeed when they talk openly and are on the same page with communication.

Allow for open communication for your customers as well! Being easily reached is the first step. If your customer is calling you at two different ...

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