It’s almost October! Winterization Time.

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Winter is coming. It’s almost October, already! It’s time to schedule those winterization appointments with your sprinkler guy! Once your temperatures start dipping down to 30, it’s time to cozy down your irrigation system for the year.

Turn off those automatic sprinklers!

Most of the country doesn’t utilize lawn or garden sprinklers after October or November – with obvious exceptions in some of the more Southern states.

If you haven’t completely winterized your irrigation system yet, you can still ...

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DCDA-II & RPDA-II – Type 2 backflow devices; how do you record test results?

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DCDA & RPDA Type 2 devices are the first major change in backflow devices in a lot of years.

The USC approved RPDA-II and DCDA-II to be installed back in 2004. However, we still aren’t seeing that many of them in the field yet. But we’re starting to, and without a doubt they’ve raised one common question – how do you record their test results?!

Differing Opinions

It turns out there are a lot of differing opinions on the subject.

Here’s ...

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Air Quality for Backflow Testing

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Usually when we talk of air quality safety for backflow testers, it’s when we’re referencing testing in vaults. However, with 74 major wildfires burning on the western coast states right now, air quality is pretty awful over here. Walking outside to get the mail has my eyes watering – air quality is no joke!

Vaults and Confined Space Entry

If you think air quality in vaults isn’t something to be taken seriously, think again. In 1986, a backflow ...

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2017: Average Backflow Test Prices

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A little less than a year ago, I wrote up a blog about average backflow test prices for 2016. It’s one of the most frequent questions we get from end customers.

A frequently asked question from new testers is How much should I charge per residential backflow test? I thought it was about time to add in the new data we’ve acquired recently.

Like I mentioned last year, the average backflow device testing can vary greatly within the same ...

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2017-2018 Backflow and Water Tradeshow Season

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The Backflow and Water Tradeshow Season is almost upon us!

It can be a little daunting trying to search out all the water-related and backflow relevant tradeshows, conferences, and meetings. For the most part, tradeshows that are backflow specific tend to fall during the “slower” testing months. Since many water utilities require annual residential backflow tests to be completed in summer, it’s common for many testers to slow down a bit come September. Thus, the shows commence. We attend many shows, ...

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