Drinking Water

Syncta and Watts Celebrate First National Backflow Prevention Day

Syncta and Watts Celebrate the First National Backflow Prevention Day On August 16th, Syncta and Watts were proud to celebrate the first ever National Backflow Prevention Day! Created by Watts, this special day honors the unsung heroes who work every day to keep our water supply safe. Those of us who work in the backflow […]

Watts Employees Impacted by February’s Winter Storms

Watts Employees Impacted by February’s Winter Storms Last month brought an unprecedented cold snap across the country, with temperatures dipping well below zero in many states. Here in Oregon, we experienced the worst ice storm we’ve had in more than 20 years. Tens of thousands of people lost power, including some of our team members […]

Season’s Greetings From Syncta

Season’s Greetings From Syncta (and Our Pets) A Look Back Let’s face it. 2020 was a doozy of a year. Almost overnight, virtually every aspect of our daily life changed. Things that we used to take for granted, like meeting friends for lunch and going on vacation, were suddenly a thing of the past. Phrases […]

Keeping Your Drinking Water Safe

It’s been more than five years since the water crisis began in Flint, Michigan. It all started in April 2014 when the city switched their water supply to the Flint River in an effort to save money. Inadequate treatment of the highly polluted water resulted in corrosion in the pipes, which leached lead into the […]

With Day Zero Looming, Cape Town Searches for Solutions

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’re well aware that Cape Town is facing an absolute national disaster. The metro area, which is home to about four million people, is facing a drought so severe that “Day Zero” is looming: a day when there will be no fresh water left. Several weeks ago, […]

WaterStart: Bringing Water Technologies to the Desert

When you think of Las Vegas, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? A water oasis? Probably not. In the middle of the Nevada desert, Las Vegas stands out with bright lights, huge buildings, and hot black pavement. While most of the hotels have at least one pool, Vegas is not a wet region, […]

Water Infrastructure: Imagine a Day Without Water

Today is Imagine a Day Without Water. For many Puerto Ricans right now, that’s not so hard to imagine. Water infrastructure is one of those out-of-sight out-of-mind things. Even when you’re pouring a pot of water from the tap to boil pasta, water isn’t what most people think about. Out of Sight, Out of Mind […]

Time to Disinfect a Well for Clean Drinking Water!

Having a well for a residence isn’t difficult to maintain, particularly in instances that the ground water is shallow and doesn’t need a ton of maintenance. I’ve lived off well-water for almost 3 years now, and aside from changing the filters and checking the water softener monthly, we don’t do much for it. The best […]

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