Tips to Keep those Drains Clear during Holiday Season

It’s that time of year – time for the drains to clog! Wait, no…. it’sholiday season! That means lots of cooking and feasting, and guests galore. While you may love having friends and family over, here are some reminders so you won’t have the plumber visiting, too! After all, the day after Thanksgiving is the […]

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 […]

2017-2018 Backflow and Water Tradeshow Season

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 […]

World Plumbing Day – Other Countries Plumbing Woes and Solutions

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 […]

Need skilled trade employees? You’re not alone!

It’s an all too familiar story; there is a growing shortage of plumbers in the US. In 2014, there was an estimated 425,000 open positions for plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, and other similiar skilled trade jobs. From backflow testers to plumbers and electricians, there’s many more jobs than skilled tradespeople to fill them. We often hear […]

Gift ideas for Backflow Testers, Plumbers, and Irrigation Workers

It’s one of my favorite times of the year–the holiday season! (It falls second only to those days in the early summer that start out crisp and cool– and open up into a hot afternoons and warm evenings.) With the gift-giving season nearly upon us, I’ve put together a list of present ideas for backlow […]

Low-income communities suffer from inadequate plumbing

Each Monday morning I spend an hour or so reading recent articles focusing on water. Today, I found myself down a rabbit hole of articles focused on inadequate plumbing in low-income communities.  Residents in a trailer park in Milton-Freewater, Oregon don’t have access to safe drinking water. In fact, they haven’t been able to access drinking water for […]

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