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How the Service Line Puller Kit Could Help With the New Jersey Water Problem

The Flint water crisis is not far behind us, with significant changes still happening in the water utility industry. Now, Newark, New Jersey is facing similar problems. Water utilities across the country [...]

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How to Identify Lead-Free Certification Marks for Drinking Water & Plumbing Products

Following the headline news about the Flint water crisis, where lead from the supply lines leached into the city water when it switched its supply source, ensuring that lead levels are reduced or eliminated [...]

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How to Incorporate Hydrant Flushing with Regular Maintenance and Upgrades

With spring in the air, it's time to flush your hydrants. But why not incorporate other tasks in the process as well, such as repairs, maintenance and upgrades, so that your crew only has to be sent to that [...]

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How to Use the High-Security Locking Device and Removal Tool

When water absolutely must be left on or shut off for one reason or another, it’s imperative that the valve remains in that position, but what can you do to make sure it remains so? Whether it’s a [...]

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Finding the Right Waterworks Industry Tool for the Job in the Field

When you work in the water utility industry, there are any number of tools that you put to use on a daily basis. But how many of them are really designed for the job and how many are simply good enough to [...]

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Winter Prep Items From NCT and Why You Need Them

When winter's biting at the door and you're dealing with problems in your water utility, it's not the time to discover that you don't have what you need to fix the problem. Fortunately, there are a wide [...]

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Get the Job Done Faster and Easier With Our All in One Combo Key

We've all had projects like this: you hit a location and one after another of your tools aren't quite right for the project. You have to make trips back and forth to the warehouse or storeroom to change out [...]

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How to Use a Hydrant Setter for Improved Safety and Performance

Hydrants can be a significant part of your water utility's overall assets. They're also heavy, bulky and difficult to place correctly without a lot of trouble. Because they can involve trench work, it can [...]

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Preparing Your Hydrants the Right Way With Hydrant Markers

How easy is it for your fire department to find hydrants when they're needed most, with a house on fire in the background? Though there are any number of simple products available on the market, will they [...]

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Installation Process for Hydrant Spring Flags and Universal Flags

Storms can be rough on your hydrants. Whether it's snow that causes a plow truck to plow through your hydrant or flooding from the torrential rain that makes a construction worker in a 4x4 run over it, the [...]

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