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Use a Telescopic Top Riser for Better Efficiency

It's paving season - what's the best way to raise your service box to meet the new grade of pavement? When it comes to getting the job done right, there's nothing like being able to walk up to a service box, [...]

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What Hydrant Markers Work and Why You Should Order Now

Bang - foosh! It's one of the worst sounds in waterworks, because it's the sound of one of your hydrants being taken out by construction equipment, a snow plow or a truck that didn't realize it was there. How [...]

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Rounded Nut Grabber Tool: Solving emergencies

There's no doubt that when you're dealing with an emergency, you'll have several other things go wrong as well. One of the most frustrating experiences for any waterworks employee is needing to turn a nut that [...]

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Use the Right Wrench for Broken Valve Stems

When your job is in the waterworks industry, it can be tempting to try to make do with tools that just aren't made to take the abuse. But the damage that can happen from these tools can create a real problem [...]

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How to Open a Cover on a Valve Box or Service Box

In the waterworks industry, when you need access to a valve, you need access to it fast. Whether it's a failed valve that needs to be replaced, a quick service change or a bad leak down the line, you need to [...]

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Why Investing in Quality Tools Improves Productivity

When you're working in the industrial underbelly of the waterworks industry, you've seen a little bit of everything. The junk that was flushed down a drain that backed up a full circuit of your system. The [...]

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How to Lift a Gate Valve Safely

If you've ever had to install or replace a gate valve, you know how heavy, bulky, and awkward they can be to move effectively. Adding insult to injury, waterworks employees often work in wet conditions, making [...]

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How to Clean out a Gate or Service Box

When you're working in waterworks, gate and service maintenance is a regular task that must take place to keep your system running effectively and efficiently. If debris or soil builds up in the box, it can [...]

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Replacing a Service Line with a Service Line Puller Kit

Installing a service line can be a tough and involved process. When your municipality or facility has old, failing service lines, it can take significant amounts of digging, damage to property in the area, a [...]

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How to Safely Install a Hydrant

When you're working with heavy items on a daily basis, the risk of injury is a very real danger that can take you, your employees or your team out of the action for a significant amount of time. Hydrants are [...]

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