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Having accurate piping schematics is crucial for quick navigation to problem situations.

The Key To Effective Piping System Breakdown Response for Hospitals

Having accurate piping schematics is crucial for quick navigation to problem situations. Summary: Piping schematics and P&ID (Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams) are vital tools for...
water meter replacement

Keeping Consumer Confidence During Water Meter Replacement Projects

Take Away Action Tip: Tell your water customers exactly who will be doing the meter replacements, and what they will be doing, like in this...
backflow and cross-connection control classes help educate public water utility staff

20 Year Milestone of Backflow Class Partnership

Getting the required Continuing Education Credits or Units is an ongoing task Certified Water System Operators are familiar with, but finding effective classes on very...
Updated piping schematics make rapid response to emergency breakdowns in critical piping systems.

Staying Ahead of Critical Piping System Breakdowns and Production Downtime

Summary: Piping schematics are vital tools for facility managers and maintenance supervisors, providing a crucial overview of their piping systems and guiding quick responses during...
Backflow and Cross-Connection Compliance Lemons

Making Compliance Lemonade out of Cross-Connection Control Lemons

Making Lemonade is usually associated with summertime. Ensuring compliance and avoiding cross-connection and backflow "lemons" can be a year-round activity. Public Water System staff and...

Poll Data Released on Hospital Piping Schematics 

Poll Summary In a December 2023 poll of 210 Healthcare Facility Professionals, results indicate a surprising data pattern worth noting in Hospital maintenance planning. When...

Do You Use Water in Your Manufacturing Process? Read This Post! 

Summary Key Points & Takeaways: Water quality is a crucial issue for industrial and manufacturing facility managers for health, safety, and regulatory compliance. Cross-Connection Control...

“Cross-Connection Control” or “Backflow Prevention”: What’s The Difference?

Call to Action Ensuring public water infrastructure integrity and safety of the water that we consume is critical. Two terms that are often used interchangeably...

2024 Guidebooks Unlocked Early!

Get the Unlocked 2024 Essential Guides – Free Download Now! Whether it’s Cross-Connection Control Compliance for Public Water Systems, Medical Gases Piping Schematics in hospitals,...

Myths & Misconceptions About Cross-Connection Control

Introduction Myths and misconceptions about controlling hazardous Cross-Connections to public drinking water infrastructure are nothing new. As water purveyors strive to deliver safe, clean drinking...

Money Talks: The Impact of Pipe Labeling & System Schematics on Revenue

In the dynamic landscape of Industrial and Hospital facilities, the significance of correct piping labeling and schematics cannot be overstated. From preventing hazardous interconnections to...

Camouflaged Cross-Connections: Containment vs Isolation Programs

For public water supply system managers, meeting compliance and controlling Cross-Connections plays a pivotal role in ensuring safe drinking water. Cross-Connections, where non-potable water can...

Keeping Compliance Simple in Hurley, Wisconsin

Continued from Summer 2023 Issue of WIAWWA Newsletter Full article below by Gary Laguna of Hurley, WI Water Utility Cross connections can be a menace...

Ten Hazardous Cross-Connections Detected By Onsite Cross-Connection Surveys

Unprotected Cross-Connections in the public water system can pose a serious threat to public health if those connections are not identified and corrected. Backflow, an...

10 Steps to Preserving Hospital Legacy Knowledge of Piping Infrastructure

From Medical Gas Systems to Potable Water Systems, piping schematics play a critical role in understanding the layout and functioning of a hospital's piping systems....

Dos and Don’ts for Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Public Awareness

When it comes to managing a successful Cross-Connection Control Program, cooperation between the public water system and the water customers is essential. Between documenting Backflow...
Out of date piping schematics in industrial facilities pose a hidden bottom line cost that is often underestimated until these common scenarios occur...

Industrial Infrastructure: The Surprising Costs of Overlooking Pipe System Schematics

Costly Downtime Due to Out-of-Date Piping Schematics In the ever-evolving landscape of large-scale industrial facilities, the critical importance of operational reliability cannot be overstated. Yet,...

The Only Way

A Hospital Infrastructure Awareness Bulletin - June 2023 This short video itemizes the key elements and purposes of keeping Hospital Facility Piping Schematics up to...

A Day Without Backflow Prevention

Can you imagine a day with our public water systems and buildings were totally lacking backflow prevention? This short Public Service Video service to call...
Outdated Piping Schematics can promote a false sense of security

The Practical Guide to Piping System Schematics

Introduction: Welcome to "The Practical Guide to Facility Piping System Schematics”. In this guide, we will explore the importance of accurate piping system schematics and...

BackFLOW to School – The Value of Continuing Education

Introduction For Public Water System Certified Water Operators, prioritizing which course subjects to pursue for mandatory continuing education is an important ongoing career task. With...

Backflow Software: Half of the Equation

Introduction: The Cross-Connection Control Equation is a critical one to get correct, here's why. Backflow is an inherent hydraulic problem that all public water systems...

Cross-Connection Control: The Big Picture

Introduction To ensure the continued delivery of high-quality water to the public, some states have ramped up their enforcement of existing Cross-Connection Control regulations in...

Hospital Vitals; Med-Gas Piping Schematics

In the vast and intricate world of healthcare, precise and reliable systems are crucial for the well-being of patients and the smooth operation of medical...
Visually surveying potable water piping for potential hazards such as cross-connections, missing backflow preventers, dead legs and other conditions that can allow legionella to proliferate is an essential part of a water management plan.

Small Healthcare Facility CMS Audits; A Guide for Water Management Plans

Completing a detailed water system survey, updated piping schematics and clear understanding of legionella outbreak conditions are part of the foundation for a water management...

Residential Cross-Connection Control: Options for Your Community

By Gary McLaren, HydroCorp For years, public water systems in Michigan have been required to implement a comprehensive cross-connection control program to protect the public...

Healthcare Facility Water Systems: Shining A Light On The Hidden Dangers

By Terry Murphy, HydroCorp HydroCorp just recently conducted a Facility Risk Assessment for one of the world’s preeminent research hospitals. As always, these surveys remind...

A Critical Need: The Cross-Connection Control Survey

By Steve Fox, Account Manager, HydroCorp If you’re reading this blog, chances are good that you already know about the very real dangers of backflow,...