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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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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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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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NCT’s Service Line Puller Kit and RedHed's 100% Lead-Free Brass

A lot of water utilities have begun to lay new water service lines and replace aging lead in their systems in response to the Flint water crisis. But replacing service lines can create a lot of work while [...]

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The Different Tools Available in the Service Line Puller Kit

When you work in water utilities, your efficiency is only as good as the tools you use. At New Concept Tools, our focus is on developing the best possible tools and solutions for your water utility's needs. [...]

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Trenchless Water Line Replacement with the Service Line Puller Kit

Whether you're an emergency contractor or water utility, pulling service lines can be an expensive and time-consuming proposition. You need to dig up the old line, run new line, then re-fill and repair the [...]

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When Should You Use a Deep Well Socket Set for Your Water Utility?

Have you ever had issues with tightening nuts on long bolts or studs that are used on fittings? If you have, you're not alone. When you have a fitting that has a wide range of adjustment, it often has a [...]

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