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Hydrant Markers & Flags: When Quick Location Is Vital

Though hydrant markers are typically added for visibility and easy locating in the snow, there can actually be any number of situations or conditions where having your hydrants marked can help your water [...]

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How a Service Line Puller Kit Makes Replacing Service Lines Easier

When it's time to replace service lines, is your crew spending more time digging and filling than actually getting the line in place? Do you have to deal with crowded or paved areas that are seriously [...]

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On the Job Practices: Sling Harness Safety and OSHA Requirements

When your crew needs to move a bulky or heavy item as part of their daily work, sling harnesses can be a great benefit, allowing them to quickly move that part or equipment into place without the risks of [...]

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What Type of Cleanout Spoon Should You Use in What Situation?

When you're trying to get a service or valve box cleaned out, a cleanout spoon is a great tool to have. But which type of cleanout spoon is right for the situation you're dealing with? At New Concept Tools, [...]

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A Quick Guide to Maintaining Underground Valve Access

When you're trying to access an underground valve via a valve or service box, having to deal with a mess of dirt and debris that has washed into the box can really slow you down. Cleaning can be just as [...]

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Keep it Moving: The Importance of Valve Exercise and Maintenance

When it comes to keeping the water moving, valves are a vital part of your system. But when they are left without maintenance for long periods of time, they can become a big part of a very serious problem, [...]

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Meet The Swiss Army Knife of the Waterworks Industry.

When you have to go out on a water service call do you have the correct tool with you or do you need to run back to the utility office and get the right tool? We have all had it happen. You are called to [...]

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MWRA Lead Line Replacement Loan Program

With the serious lead problems encountered in Flint following the change in water supply, municipalities and water utilities across the country are quickly taking action to remove lead service lines from [...]

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Improve Performance with Handwheels and Revolving Speed Handles

Are you tired of dealing with stubborn valve stems or having to find a wrench every time you need to open or close a commonly used valve? What about emergencies when every moment counts? If you are, adding [...]

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Get the Job Done Faster with a Socket Ratchet Wrench

For years, water utility companies have made due with the standard tools that get the job done, but typically in a somewhat inefficient matter. Today's technology is allowing us to create better tools so [...]

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