Hydrological year – Average Precipitation across the Country

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A hydrological year, or water year, runs from October 1st of one year, to September 30th of the following. It’s how precipitation is measured when a climate says they receive X amount of precipitation annually. As an example, Seattle receives an average of 37.49 inches of precipitation annually. However, that’s obviously an average.

With the West coast of the US getting massive rain storms these past few months, and the snowstorms that have pounded the East coast, I thought ...

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Why don’t more home owners install fire sprinklers?

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Recently, The Kansas City Star argued that installing fire sprinklers in new homes is a no-brainer. Losing a home is one thing. Losing a family member? That’s on a different level.

Does it fall on the government to regulate fire-suppression sprinklers though? Maryland and California think it does, and both states have adopted fire-suppression regulations for new homes.

One of the major concerns of home owners considering fire sprinklers is the fire sprinkler’s ability to cause water damage. ...

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Stop Looking Back: Forward-Thinking for your Business.

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Today, Jeremiah gave a presentation at the National American Backflow Prevention Association Conference. We’re all proud of that – it’d be silly not to be. But the thing that struck me most is when I called to ask how it went, he said, “It went well. I think the next thing we need to focus on is…” Instead of taking that time to gush about how he felt it went, he moved straight to what needs to happen next.

Is ...

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