Getting your gauge calibrated

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When we moved in to the home we now live in, the kitchen had not up been updated since the 50s, and I’m fairly sure the oven was close to original as well. When I tried to bake a pie, I took it out after about 20 minutes with smoke pouring out of the oven. Why? Well, things age and require calibration. And in this case, the oven’s temp gauge hadn’t been calibrated in a long time… and seemed ...

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Should I Become a Backflow Tester?

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We get a lot of people that reach out to us asking about the backflow industry on a whole, mostly with the question Can I make this a profitable career? I get so excited when I get these emails. Why? Mostly because it’s an opportunity to expose how huge the backflow industry is. I get to talk about protecting clean drinking water. And that’s awesome.

What should you consider before becoming a certified tester?

Regulations

First, I ...

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Stress Awareness Day is Tomorrow!

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It’s that time of year again: the start of the holiday season, loose ends unraveling in the office, and all those last-minute backflow tests to get done. Stress Awareness Day -tomorrow- might sound like hogwash to you, but it’s a good reminder to take inventory of your employees stress levels. It’s also a reminder that your business can cause you less stress if you take certain steps.

What are some of the signs of stress in the workplace?

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WaterStart: Bringing Water Technologies to the Desert

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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, in any way. But how you think about Las Vegas is about to change due a startup incubator known as WaterStart.

WaterStart

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Water Infrastructure: Imagine a Day Without Water

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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

Over the past several years though, the US has had several Stop and Think moments when it comes to water. From Flint, Michigan’s lead-laden ...

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